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WP Central's Blog – October 2013 Archive (49)

07/10/2013 David Orme http://www.ransom.co.uk/Authors/DOrme.html

‘Tornado alert in Jones county. Be prepared!’

The Turners lived on a farm on the plains of Kansas., U.S.A.  Tornadoes are common there, especially in June.

  Ellen Turner turned off the radio and looked out of the window. Across the wide flat fields, all looked calm. But in the distance, clouds were…

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Added by WP Central on October 7, 2013 at 8:39 — 4 Comments

07/10/2013 Di Toft

When I open my eyes it’s so dark that at first, for a while anyway, I think I’m still unconscious.  I try lifting my head, try peering past the darkness, but something hard is directly above me, constricting any movement. Unnnnh, I lower my head again, it hurts to much to move.

What’s happened to me? 

Where am…

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07/10/2013 Sorrel Anderson http://www.sorrelanderson.com

Hello. My name’s Mike and I’m a brain-eating amoeba. Lovely to eat, I mean meet you. There’s no need to look so worried. We brain-eating amoebas get a bad press but we’re not so different from you humans. We love summertime! And swimming! And eating brains!

Mild and sweet with a creamy texture,…

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07/10/2013 Bali Rai http://www.balirai.co.uk

I thought for a moment. He was smelly, weird, and grimy; and carried a fake knife – not exactly BF material. But there was something about him too, something that intrigued me. I felt like Bella in Twilight, just not as crap or annoying. Besides, Markus wasn’t dead.

 

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07/10/2013 Dave Cryer http://www.davecryer.co.uk

The Jetty

It was his fourteenth birthday. He was sitting on the jetty. He had cycled the seven miles home from school in a pretty strong wind that almost blew him into the side at times, and yet still the lake was as calm as calm can be, no ripples, just a perfect mirror now that it had settled again after he’d rowed across it.…

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04/10/2013 Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com

The mist descended late one September evening. Few people gave it a moment's thought to begin with. It was just another autumn fog, maybe a little thicker than usual. Then there was that curious tingling sensation that spread across your skin like a nettle rash. Nobody worried to begin with. The rash caused itching and a little wheeziness, but it faded quickly enough. It was halfway through the second week since the coming of the mist that…

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Added by WP Central on October 4, 2013 at 7:37 — 7 Comments

04/10/2013 Helen Orme http://www.ransom.co.uk/Authors/HOrme.html

 Tony adjusted his mask and slipped backwards into the water. It seemed a long way down to the bottom. The water was clear enough to allow him to see well for a few metres but further than that everything looked blurry.

  Which way should he go? Phil had said there would be markers but he couldn’t see any. Where was Phil anyway? He should be down by…

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Added by WP Central on October 4, 2013 at 7:34 — 8 Comments

04/10/2013 2 Steves http://the2steves.net

Looking back, Gina came to understand that it wasn’t her fault. Well, not completely. She hadn’t originally wanted to take the dream pills - that had been Lucy’s idea.

There had been a brief discussion about whether they really should take them but it was so boring in Seazone that the two friends decided that anything to break the monotony of living in the city-under-the-sea was…

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04/10/2013 Bali Rai http://www.balirai.co.uk

You!’ I whispered.

‘Hello, old chap!’ said the newcomer.

‘But…but…’ I stammered, ‘How can it be…?’

‘Chin up!’ he replied cheerily. ‘Anyone would think you’d seen a ghost.’…

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04/10/2013 Ali Sparkes http://www.alisparkes.com

Kris knew this day was going to be a weird one from the moment he could no longer see his own hands.

One minute they were there; the right one gripping a stubby pencil and defacing his maths exercise book; the left one rapping out a beat with its fingers to the song inside his head. The next minute he could not see them at all.…

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04/10/2013 Mark Robson http://www.markrobsonauthor.com

As Sam watched the sea level climb up the side of the artificial island, he felt his body tighten with excitement and an edge of fear.  The sinking feeling as the enormous island-shaped vessel drove out to sea on its gigantic caterpillar tracks was unlike anything he had ever experienced before.  The water foamed and gurgled in a frothing frenzy as it was shouldered aside by the cliffs of metal.  Looking down, it seemed to Sam as if the…

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Added by WP Central on October 4, 2013 at 7:25 — 6 Comments

03/10/2013 Poetry 2 - Jan Siegel http://jansiegel.net

River

Through some thin boulder-crack the snowmelt runs

Leaping the cliff-face in a narrow fall,

Past rock and rock-plant then it picks a trail…

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Added by WP Central on October 3, 2013 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

03/10/2013 Poetry2 - Anthony McGowan 2 http://anthonymcgowan.com/Hello.html

The Shadow on the water

 I lazed upon the sun-scorched beach, and

Watched my tiny, freckled, laughing daughter

Splashing in the waves that washed the sand

When, there! a shadow in the…

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03/10/2013 Poetry 2 - Tommy Donbavand http://www.tommydonbavand.com

I put my goldfish on the floor

He isn't very fit

He only did ten sit ups

Then lay still, that was it

I put my hamster in the wash…

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03/10/2013 Poetry 2 - Dave Cryer 3 http://www.davecryer.co.uk

The Ballad of the Boat

 She took her oars inside the boat,

And set sail from the shore.

She said goodbye to all she knew,

To what she’d see no more.…

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03/10/2013 Poetry 2 - Jane Prowse 3 http://www.hattorihachi.com

KIM AND TIM:

Running into the water

My daughter

Said she ought to

Help her brother, Tim, learn to swim.

But…

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03/10/2013 Poetry 2 - Dave Cryer 2 http://www.davecryer.co.uk

The Lake

Winter. A surface

Of ice, dead flat and swirled with

Skated lines of dark.

 

Spring and a soft…

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03/10/2013 Poetry - Anthony McGowan http://anthonymcgowan.com/Hello.html

To Bath or to Shower …?

 I like it in the bath, you can relax

Pondering life and love and hope and hell;

But in a shower it’s mundane thoughts that tax-

Your mind beneath the soap and…

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Added by WP Central on October 3, 2013 at 2:00 — 4 Comments

03/10/2013 Poetry - Jane Prowse 2 http://www.hattorihachi.com

DRINK:

“Give me a drink,” the little boy said to the waitress of his local coffee shop,

Passing, one sweltering summer’s day.

“Get lost, squirt” she snapped, nearly knocking off his baseball hat,…

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03/10/2013 Poetry- David Orme http://www.ransom.co.uk/Authors/DOrme.html

A wet day

It’s drizzling.

In the High Street, shoppers glare at the sky,

And turn up their collars.

It’s just a shower.…

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Added by WP Central on October 3, 2013 at 2:00 — 4 Comments

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