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Fear of Flying

All the tubes are taken out and we wait, sit. This is what we all dread, coming face to face with death. Seeing, and feeling the last breath of the person you love most in this world. Then it happens … Continue reading

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The coup

“I broke into a house once”, I casually said while watching the old man and a robot break into a house in the film Robot and Frank. “What?” he said. “When?” he said as if going through the list of ‘wh’ questions. “The night … Continue reading

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I’d rather go blind

Mary Coughlan Something told me it was over When I saw you and her talkin’ Something deep down in my soul said, ‘Cry, girl’ When I saw you and that girl walkin’ around Whoo, I would rather, I would rather … Continue reading

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St Anthony

Most Italian villages have a patron saint who watches over and protects the inhabitants. The patron Saint of Fabrizia, a village high in the Calabrian mountains in the south of Italy, is Saint Anthony. A statue of Saint Anthony is … Continue reading

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One degree of separation

“Di, Gabrielle has had a suicide attempt” She’s in hospital and she’s Ok. “ Cathy said over the phone. “What” I screamed then continued with the ridiculous phrase “You’re kidding me.” “What happened?” “Don’t know it just got all got … Continue reading

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In Search of Duende

When she saw his profile name on the dating site she said to herself  “Yes, that’s it. I am also in search of duende.” He had removed all spaces, removed all stops and made it into one word – insearchofduende. … Continue reading

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