A story prompt with added gravity.

@FaberAcademy put up a #quickfic story prompt. I don’t usually bother but… The prompt…         The story… 9.8 Metres per second squared Wherever he walked, a cloud of dandruff followed; brown trousers, brown shirt and tie, his jacket specked with flecks of skin and chemical stains. He taught us science; how to make […]

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#wakingthefeminists #wakingthenation

It’ll get me into trouble, but sure what odds. Sometimes you have to speak out. #wakingthefeminists #wakingthenation  I noted with ire, an absence of women, Their acts and scenes, unbidden. A lack of words, from these other humans, Their voices profound and vibrant, Does this state, this art, no service; Commemoration, serves no purpose When their […]

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An epidemic, taking our youth… suicide.

I make no apologies for this… Martha and the Muffins played on the radio, “Echo Beach, far away in time…” I held her in one hand, a wriggling, wrinkled, musty thing. Her fingernails were long and manicured, her eyes unable to focus, the heat of her tiny body extraordinary. She looked like a punch-drunk boxer, her […]

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