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Oct
10
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St. Mary's Church
Posted by River Falcon on October 10, 2014 at 7:48am

The two companions stood outside the boarded-up shop of Mr. McKenzie and they gazed once more at the yellowed notice.

 

“Let’s return to my room,” suggested James, “We can talk more when we get back.”

 

River Falcon nodded quietly but he was reluctant to leave.

 

“Just one thing,” River asked softly, “Can we visit St. Mary’s before we leave?”

 

James looked down at...

Oct
10
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Fever
Posted by Quentin Fumes on October 10, 2014 at 5:38am

Haven't been too well.  Sitting in my hotel room, shivering.  Can't stop thinking about that woman.  What does she want?  Why hasn't she come to me?  I'm not in control and I don't like it.

If she comes again, I'm going to tie her up and make her talk.  Make her tell me what she wants.  Maybe I'll kill her.  She smells of something spicy.  Her eyes are like dark alleys.  Maybe there's...

Oct
9
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Holiday's End
Posted by Garnet Psaltery on October 9, 2014 at 5:29am

Angela and little Erlina snoozed in a corner of the railway carriage as we returned to New Babbage.  We'd had a lovely holiday out in the country, being pampered in a small hotel.  Fresh air, which made us giddy, miles of green landscape, picnics by clear bubbling streams, excellent dinners and quiet entertainment.

The city wrapped us round in an evening fog as we pulled into the station.  The young mother and child...

Oct
8
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Bad News
Posted by River Falcon on October 8, 2014 at 9:00am

James maintained his reassuring hold upon the hand of River and together they made their way deeper in the same direction that the crowds were heading. Perhaps, they thought hopefully, someone in the crowds might be walking towards the shops.

 

“Do you know where Mr. McKenzie’s clock store is? Excuse me, can you help us? I’m sorry to bother you but … ” the two of them approached stranger after stranger.

 

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Oct
8
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Tram into Town
Posted by River Falcon on October 8, 2014 at 8:41am

The next few days seemed to pass as quickly as the first. Each day, River accompanied his new friend to the park and there, together, they worked on various chores within the grounds. James tackled his regular work with gusto; River helped out whenever he could. The two of them chatted incessantly all the time.

 

Very soon, it was Sunday and the distant clock chimed to announce that midday had arrived.

 

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Oct
8
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Making a Friend
Posted by River Falcon on October 8, 2014 at 8:30am

The day passed so quickly for the two of them. James spent the day working hard on the gardening and River helped whenever and wherever he could. All the time, there was an incessant drone of continuous chatter and each one began to learn so much more about the other. In fact, it came as a surprise when the chimes of the six o’clock bell sounded across the landscape and it was time to stop work.

 

“You can’t sleep in the...