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Moving Forward by Chris Cameron

Some runners wear headphones and listen to music or audiobooks, but I love hearing the sound of my shoes hitting the road as I run through hills of Northumberland. Different sounds for different roads: pat-pat on pavement; critch-critch on gravel; and a kind of a wash-wash on dirt roads. It isn’t unusual for me to… Continue reading Moving Forward by Chris Cameron

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Christmas and the Great Coverup by Eric E Wright

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay I’ve always loved Christmas. The carols. The Christmas trees. The lights. The manger scenes. Christmas Eve services in a candle-lit church. The whole extended family gathering around a table groaning with turkey and all the fixins. Laughter and old stories. But this is the Covid-19 year and we’ve got… Continue reading Christmas and the Great Coverup by Eric E Wright

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Skates Off! by Tom Pickering

Image by 134213 from Pixaby For the whole month of December twelve-year old Will had been telling his parents he wanted a new pair of skates for Christmas. Will felt a new pair of skates might help his game.  He had a good head for hockey but skating was his downfall.  A lot of times,… Continue reading Skates Off! by Tom Pickering

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Stanchion! by Anne-Marie Burrus

Stanchion!   for John   and but for the sky there are no fences facing        Bob Dylan     more than a fence to slow the blowing snow stanchionesque stockades put on a show of guarding the shifting sands of status quo                      impaling the hearts of the fenced with ignorance made manifest    … Continue reading Stanchion! by Anne-Marie Burrus