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“Dear, you’ve got a little something on your tie,” she said to her husband, a portly man of middling height, after ringing the doorbell. “Oh, must’ve missed that,” he said, while she made an effort to rub it off gently. “You’ve certainly had your share…
Just A Dollop Then
Just A Dollop Then
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If it weren’t for the jingling of the bells, signaling an untimely end, or an unpleasant toe-stubbing at the very least, he’d have been run down by the beast, cart in tow. God, imagine that, he mused to himself. Death by pony. He just about managed to…
Crumpets And Tea
Crumpets And Tea
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Is this just an illusion, then? Someone else’s vision of what should be? How masterful their craft, Befuddling us into something that was not what it seemed. The whispers spread like wildfire, Breaking down the walls around us. Another world opened anew,…
Derealize
Derealize
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‘Tis hard to refuse The pull of the sea. The most wondrous of stories Come from the great beyond. Folly, they said, to those who came back, Claiming to hear the voices of old. But it came to me in a dream, not long ago, And that was when I saw. ‘Tis hard…
The Oracle Of The Deep
The Oracle Of The Deep
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‘Twas the last day of a winsome autumn When she came to me, Whispering sweet melodies in my ear, Beseeching me to leave. We stole away in secrecy, Our lives behind us. The ship would be our abode, Keeping us together, Sailing on forever Till the end of…
Till The End Of Time
Till The End Of Time
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There wasn’t much left after, On that rainy afternoon. Whatever little we had, we gave away To those who stood unflinchingly with us. “Nay,” they said, Turning away our aid. But what kind of men would we be If we idly stood by? Food and clothes, we gave…
Demonology vol. 4
Demonology vol. 4
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He played with me till the sun went down, He fixed my father’s old shelf, He healed our calf, He feasted on my mother’s mince pies. But when the sun came up the next morning, He was gone.  
Demonology vol. 3
Demonology vol. 3
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The stairs never seemed to end, Winding down to who knew what. The quivering would not leave my hands, After I heard the stories of what he had done. Why, why me, I thought. Why was I sent? The tray shook as I stepped into the dungeon, A veritable void, a…
Demonology vol. 2
Demonology vol. 2
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This oath bears heavy on us, A relic of a troubled time. But now is the time, for the dead trouble us no more, Their bones long turned to dust, their graves forgotten. My heart will brook this no longer, lest it give way for good. The wind rattles the…
Demonology vol. 1
Demonology vol. 1
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Blessed are those Who see at night. Yet there was one Who was not made so. Afflicted by another life, He could not see. Doomed are those who are made so, He might as well have passed on. For sleep without dreams Is akin to death itself.  
The Unshaped
The Unshaped
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