Tag Archives: 20th.Century History

Flashpoint ( A Short Story )

It’s Aiko’s birthday today. Just as the new chrysanthemum dawn begins to beckon, she awakens and her naïve sleep-filled gaze is captivated by the spreading dawn that’s only an hour or so into its ineluctable theatre of nature. Its flamingo-hued … Continue reading

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When Summer Returns

When Summer returns, the last of the bones will have been buried, the endless lists of names will have been erased, even the memories of those names will be forgotten; When Summer returns, meadows again will bloom hiding their terrible … Continue reading

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Snowblind

Hollow eyes see the snow drift slowly drifting; their vacant stare no longer dares read a history etched on withered parchment as the snow drifts slowly over them; hollow and bleak the day’s remains remain abandoned till Winter comes to … Continue reading

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Casablanca Blank

It is always Gare de Lyon and the last train out of a city facing ruin; It will always be “As time goes by..” and by, and bye-bye.. The trenchcoat and hat drenched by the long rain of waiting and … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Tram Journey

Silhouettes embark the theatre on wheels, bantering chattering artistes of the verbal trapeze, accompanied by accordions of folding evening papers, keeping time with stone-tablet timetables clattering through blackened railway arches circumlocating city square, its familiar gargoyled spires furtively conspiring with … Continue reading

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The Picture in the Gallery

The Picture in the gallery the painting no-one else ever seems to look at; That street scene from another century, with its muted colours of a long lost summer afternoon; the carriages,the hats,the uniforms, street urchins,shopkeepers and at the railway … Continue reading

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