Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Stones – 5 (End)

And I turned, turned from what lay behind, that I might better see what lay ahead. ***** With shouts and much heaving of rope and chain, the Justine hoisted anchor and left the port. The other travelers were reluctant to … Continue reading

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The Stones – 4

Once more within the Potter’s house alone I stood, surrounded by the Shapes of Clay. — The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, no. 82 ***** The noonday sun blazed over the marketplace. On the balcony of a small cafe, Rhonda shielded … Continue reading

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The Stones – 3

In came wine, out went secrets … ***** Rhonda was sitting on the couch, glass of Shiraz in hand, when the front door opened. Dave came in slowly and leaned against the door, trying to catch his breath. In the … Continue reading

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The Stones – 2

All unwilling captives find a way to break their chains … ***** Sixteen years. Rhonda Tidewater Bradshaw touched the wallpaper in the dining room. It was gilt with pure silver, woven with threads of silk. It was a wedding present … Continue reading

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The Stones – 1

A tale of loss, betrayal … and madness. *with grave apologies to the late Edgar Allen Poe and George Eliot* ***** I stare at the mirror in front of me. It shows me the room in its stark blandness: the … Continue reading

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Swamped – 6 (Final chapter)

… The End for the Hanky family is near my friends. It will therefor be a longer chapter, and I will not waste too many words on this intro screen. Although this is the final chapter, the Hanky’s will live … Continue reading

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Swamped – 5

I left off telling you all about Miss Didi Lutz’s first visit to the Hanky place, and the impact it had on Ted and Angie. You might want to read back if you can’t remember. Anyway… if you care to … Continue reading

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Swamped – 4

Hello there. I have been here all this time waiting for your return! Thanks, I am overjoyed. Today I will tell you all about Ms. Perfect, Didi Lutz having lunch at the Hanky’s and how that went. Yes, a lot … Continue reading

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Swamped – 3

No, you are certainly not late for this tale telling party! Maybe you might want to read the previous chapters just to know what happened so far. Last chapter ended where Ted Hanky swooped up the ghosts at the Frederick … Continue reading

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Swamped – 2

I am really glad you stuck around… Now… I am in the midst of telling a story. In the introduction you have seen the emporium has sunk. Now… in chapter 1… you found out about the Hanky’s… a little bit… … Continue reading

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