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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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Flicks

Stumbling along wet evening streets glancing at the jigsaw faces from years ago torn and flapping, trying to recall who they were their names erased by years of exile from the beams of projectors piercing the spiralling smoke with their … 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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Lord of the Rings ( Part 6 )

A time of breaking apart and meetings, a time for farewells and greetings; Boromir dead and the fellowship scattered, Frodo and Sam gone to Mordor with the only thing that mattered; On the trail to rescue Pippin and Merry whom … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

She spoke with an accent I couldn’t identify, her voice was a voice that came from another time, or maybe that was the dress she wore, and that dark perfume and the choker of pearls as if she’d stepped out … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings ( Part 3 )

The company then pressed on to Elrond’s home , a journey fraught with danger thro’ forests they did roam ; Glorfindel came with news that Ringwraiths were on their trail , that Frodo must hasten to Bruinen without fail ; … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

He thinks , about forgiveness the forgiveness which he hadn’t got , and about time about the passing seconds about the approaching night. He waits , out of sight down the alleyway where he can see the “exit” sign the … Continue reading

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