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Scribbling Stones: Day 2

i saw them there by the sidewalk boulder playing with pebbles, grubby smiles, scruffy shorts, lace old, torn in place, hand in hand a bulwark, is it? two young lives: sidelined for life? is it enough if they have each … Continue reading

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Spindrift

Spindrift said she of the colour of her uniform, saying the pale blue permitted greying like no other hue. that was her day-dress too, even on those holidays few, when she came over tagging her mother, lending  a helping hand, … Continue reading

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Slip-pers

Theirs was a casual friendship- one made over bread and biscuits and a chip here and there. They never made dates and yet, were always glad to see each other. One day, one confidently told the other- “Get me slippers … Continue reading

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A clean job

He was obviously the ring-leader; he had that unmistakable air of command. The other two scurried about under his directions: the plastic bags swelled up with their booty, the fruit of toil in the wee hours of morning. Finally, the … Continue reading

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