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Daughter’s Day

Florists burst with fathers and children, Ordering the obligatory bouquet, Writing heartfelt messages. Others, a card from the garage or Chocolates left over from Christmas. A celebration of mothers: The wonderful mother The ‘good enough’ mother. But how does one … Continue reading

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Death’s attendant

She hovers outside the window in short sleeves, Puffy ankles pushed into sandals, Oblivious to the mid-winter crispness. She sucks the life out of her ciggie, Increasing her lip lines with every draw. Hair dyed so black it’s almost blue, … Continue reading

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Naked orchids

Mid-August, The orchids in the window Of the funeral directors Have not one bloom among them, Just flaccid leaves, dried out stems And silvery-grey aerial roots. The smell of loss lingers – Death’s hangover, Mourning’s accomplice – Despite the shiny … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Particles, Drift randomly hither and thither, In constant collision. Suspended, In the liquid of the mind. Dust, fluff Tiny grains, Seeds of thoughts, Remnants, Tirelessly, Jiggling and wiggling, In perpetual Brownian motion. ——————————————————————————— © Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved. … Continue reading

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Flash fiction 100 – SWEET REVENGE OR DIVINE INTERVENTION?

Whilst I was padlocking my bicycle, I noticed a car patiently waiting for someone to come out of a space in the busy car park, so that she could drive in. Then a yob approached, music blaring out of open … Continue reading

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A literal crime – flash fiction 100

My neighbours are having the outside of their property re-painted. Not before time, so I am immensely pleased. On arriving home today, I find one of their decorators using a flower pot of mine – containing a beautiful, delicate flowering … Continue reading

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Enforced eavesdropping

I slumped down in my seat, put my head back and heaved a big sigh of relief: I had managed to catch the train with two minutes’ grace. Having run up the steps from the underground and across the busy … Continue reading

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