Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blood on the Ice


1952: Ridgway Household Six-year-old, Gabriel, gazed up into his mother’s gentle, gin-soaked eyes as she finished reading him the bedtime story. She smiled down at him through candlelight that glinted off a golden crucifix dangling from her neck. She pulled … Continue reading

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A Stone’s Throw


I can see your house from wherever I stand Cuts the horizon and makes my mind bend Living there alone in your shattered dreams   Glass you walk across Just so you can bleed   I told you not to … Continue reading

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The Dandelion Field


“Michael?” said the nurse, gently shaking his shoulder. “Michael?” “Yes!” he said, waking with a start. “Madeleine’s awake now and wants to talk to you. There’s not much time left…” said the nurse, her voice trailing off. Groaning, he got … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles: Christmas Holidays 2012-2013 (Saga of my Fish)


Rhiannon [wandering out of the bedroom into the living room]: Daddy? Me: Yes? Rhiannon: You’re obsessed with those fish! Me: What do you mean? Rhiannon: You spend half of your time staring at your new aquarium. It’s ridiculous. Me [protesting]: … Continue reading

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