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Thursday Inspiration 22 — The Lass on the Iron Horse Headed West

“I’ve been high, I’ve been low, I’ve been yes, and I’ve been oh, hell no! I’ve been rock ‘n roll and disco, Won’t you save me San Francisco?” --”Save me Sanfrancisco”, by Train Daddy done touched me one last time I thought as I hopped on the Western Line Curled in a boxcar with a… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 22 — The Lass on the Iron Horse Headed West

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#FF — Corrugated Pain

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Corrugated pain She'd been confined in the spartan quarters for at least a month, maybe longer. The dark room offered nothing but time to think about what she'd done. Lying on the lifeless prison-grade mattress day after day, the only comfort came from light wiggling its way through the… Continue reading #FF — Corrugated Pain

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Twittering Tales #154 — Reverie

Photo by Tama66 at Pixabay.com A loyal shipping trunk's reverie: How many ports have Tess and I met? How many sailors' songs? How many dreams sailed with the wind? How many drowned in a storm? How many dresses packed away? How many lovers gone? Now tired & battered, How many more before we can rest… Continue reading Twittering Tales #154 — Reverie

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

image link Oku, the great stone at the mouth of the river, had been an observer of her domain for centuries. She had seen such incredible things. In the spring, when the snow melted in the mountains, ice cold water came down on its way to the great lake and rushed over her. She felt… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

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Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 — Return

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com “How long has it been dark, Mama?” “Since you were five, Sil.” “I remember a big orange ball in the sky, Mama.” “Yes, Sil, that was the sun, what lights and warms the world.” “Will it ever come back, Mama? I'm cold.” “Maybe one day it will, Sil.” And… Continue reading Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 — Return

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FFFC #31 — The Touch

Hermina was born on the road, the daughter of two gifted parents. Her mother, Gemma, was a psychic, and her father, Ronson, was a musician. They traveled the roads in their covered wagon as part of a caravan of entertainers who brought their gifts to rural bergs across Europe. Also among their band were other… Continue reading FFFC #31 — The Touch

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#FF — Reunion

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd “How did you find us, brother?,” asked Araba. “Mother hid a family photo in my pack, which I have protected all of these years,” said Kwaku, as he pulled out a dog-eared photo. It was of all six of them, with their names, their city, and a date. The quadruplets… Continue reading #FF — Reunion

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Twittering Tales #152 – Fried

Photo by Geralt at Pixabay.com Gynoid X loaded data by reading through screens at a nanosecond a page – until she got to the screen full of blue zeros and ones. In robotspeak zero is off and one is on. X went into “robot seizure,” turning off and on over and over again. When they… Continue reading Twittering Tales #152 – Fried

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Trouble in Paradise

DJ said caller number nine I speed-dialed the station, ninth on the line Winner of a trip for two to the tropics Choice of trip-mate became a hot topic Jax was da man, so sexy and raw. Dreamed on the plane of his chiseled jaw Hawa'ii, like always, perfect time of year Jax and I… Continue reading Trouble in Paradise

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Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys

Montague Michaels began life on the edge of Boston Bay. As soon as he could walk, he was helping his father catch crabs at the water's edge to sell to the fine restaurants along the harbor. When his father bought a fishing boat, young Monty would help throw out the lobster traps, then haul them… Continue reading Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys