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Jigsaw Island – finding the comedy in tragedy

Top: Agios Isidoros Chapel, Leros, Dodecanese Islands Below: Refugees, Lakki Harbour, Leros Much as I enjoy humour, increasingly I see the balance between comedy and tragedy. Like yin and yang, they are co-dependent, one acting as a foil to the other. … Continue reading

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Of pubs – and Covent Garden – and backstage – and first love….

I’ve just entered a new short story in a competition and for it delved into memories of very early days working backstage in London’s West End. I am actually old enough to remember the old Covent Garden when it was a fruit, … Continue reading

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Writer challenge: Pride comes before a fall. Up to 300 words.

I am to have an operation shortly and went to the pre-op. assessment recently. The nurse conducting it remarked on the coincidence that we both had the same birthday. “Not the same year, too?” I asked. “Oh no, I’m five … Continue reading

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Hooray! Finally a THREE star Amazon review for TWR.

At least no-one will accuse them of being my friend… 3.0 out of 5 stars This book was recommended read for our book club, 16 Nov 2014 – By Mr J P Thallon This review is from: Terrible With Raisins … Continue reading

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The strangest loss…

Almost everyone who lives to maturity experiences the loss of a loved one, be they partner, relative or friend. I have known the loss of parents, grandparents, close family and friends – enough to feel the keenest of empathy for … Continue reading

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Dive-an-Izoo – the lost stanzas – 59 and 60

59 The eldest girl has brought to life two offspring with no father And does she set a role model for these two mites? Yes! Rather! They know the Anglo Saxon terms for sexual reproduction But cannot grasp their ABC … Continue reading

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