Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

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Hello, all. I saw Hugh’s photo challenge, and considering that he would kindly make a £1 donation (up to £250) to The Dogs Trust*, I knew I just had to tag along.

And now, the right jolly old elf who perches atop our tree (apologies for the not-so-clear photo).

Thanks, Hugh, and again, happy holidays to you all, wherever you are!


*The UK’s largest dog-welfare charity. They do great things for canine critters (and the peoplekind who love them); check them out!

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In Pictures: The Sweetness of the Season

FAMILY

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POETRY

From the anthology Ides: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks, available at Amazon, and featuring WordPress’ own, poet and blogger Robert Okaji.

 

And two lasts, but certainly not leasts:

 

IRONY

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CONTINUITY

I move therefore I eat therefore I move some more . . .

 

However you might be celebrating this season, if at all, I wish you the very best.

A Microfiction Story on Loss, for Friday Fictioneers

WARNING:

My wish, with my fiction, is never to harm or cause a traumatic flashback, but rather to express empathy, teach, show, embolden, entertain, and/or, when appropriate, enrage or frighten. That said, be aware that this microfiction story contains a disturbing aspect of physical (child) abuse and raises aspects of sexism and rape. If these are triggers for you, you might want to skip reading this.

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Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

 

WHAT DOESN’T DESERT HER

Genre: Realistic, literary fiction

WORD COUNT: 100

©Leigh Ward-Smith

Lorraine stands at the sink fronting purposefully leviathan window panes, mind muted by the task of sanitizing everything. The scene outside beckons her backward.

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