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The Journeyman

Did you hear the story about the journeyman? They say he comes on the coldest of nights, walking only by the light of the moon, from the darkness into a small town, somewhere, in the heartland, always the same. He’s … Continue reading

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This Blood I Have Shed

This blood I have shed for you. To free you. To stop the pain. He will not hurt you, touch you, make you his, ever again, ever again. My sins overwhelm me constantly but I’m not alone. All of those … Continue reading

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Purgatory

I scream every day in purgatory. No-one hears. I think there are others, standing close to me, but I’m never sure. No-one reaches out, no-one dares touch. We do not understand the potential consequences. No-one explains the rules to us … Continue reading

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Light in the Dark

Just a little light In the deepest dark Just a little hope The merest spark It could be a ghost Shining in the hall It could be the end The end of it all It could be an angel Weeping … Continue reading

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Portal

Mommy disappeared into the portal on Saturday. Daddy said he thought she didn’t mean too, but she did anyway. Mommy often did things she didn’t really mean to, it was one of her things. One of Daddy ‘s things was … Continue reading

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Eye

What do I spy With my little eye? The food on my table The day that you die What do I see Running from me? A sheer delicacy Waiting to flee Reptilian cold I am so old Your fortune told … Continue reading

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Magic

Do you believe in magic? My mother did. I think she practised it. She never admitted as such, but I knew about her books. She kept them with candles and incense and other things I didn’t recognise – and probably … Continue reading

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Daddy

Don’t run away sweet daddy dear I’ve been so patient standing here To me a day, to you a year And I’ll be waiting yet I fear Daddy let me near You say I died so long ago But I … Continue reading

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Hands

After the deluge all I could remember were those last moments, and the hands. The hands reaching out from the multitudes falling, grasping, hurtling into the other place, the void. They opened that first portal despite all the warnings. Curiosity … Continue reading

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What Lies Within

I still remember ‘the place’. That’s all we ever called it. No other name. It was as though, to our childhood minds, any other name might render it more frightening, more portentous, more chill. We couldn’t risk giving it any … Continue reading

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