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PS

With an echo of silence as I scribble as dark watches over my shoulder in condensation of cold breath   but meaning no ill will for death is awaiting until I PS with one last shiver in the windowpane  as my widow awaits my melting wax sealing my of old rhymes and times that bound us together for fifty years...Read On

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The Terribly Cool

A parody

 

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 15: Reality Check

It's the mid-season finale as one racer looks to the Greek "gods" of old to bring him good fortune.

9th of December - Season 1 Juan van Zonder fell into the water and immediately felt the desperate need to get some air. Even with the waves throwing him in every direction, he battled to the surface before taking a huge gulp of air. Not a moment later, another huge wave was sweeping him through the water. But that’s not what worried the man. What worried him was that he’d lost track...Read On

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Like A Lamb

Day One She smelled like strawberries. He didn't know if it was her shampoo or perfume or just some natural mysterious scent from her skin, but she smelled sweet and hugged him so hard that he could feel her heart racing against his own. And right before she pulled away he couldn't help but try to remember the last time someone had embraced him like this even though they were very familiar...Read On

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Happy That You're Gone

They say when someone you love dies, they go to a better place. Is it true...?

I’m happy that you’re gone Not because I wanted you dead Not because I never cared But because all hate, sadness and pain is gone   I’m happy that you’re gone Not because I don’t want you by my side Where you belong to love me, to catch me if I slip or slide But because your journey to peace is on   I’m happy that you’re gone Not because it’s better nowadays But knowing that...Read On

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Jenn's First Report - The Dirty Dozen

Jenn recounts what she remembers to Dr Ingram with Dirk as support.

As Dirk came into the laboratory Jenn was sitting on the bed with a glass of water. Dr Ingram was sitting on a chair next to her bed holding a clipboard. Jenn turned and looked up at Dirk, as their eyes met she shakily greeted him, "Hey Dirk, looks like you saved my life again." "It's good to see you awake Jenn. We have been worried about you," Dirk replied as he moved into the room and sat...Read On

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The Long Road Home. Chapter 17.

She wanted to cry but there were no tears, just an intense pounding in her temples.

Innsbruck, December 20 th 1943   The young woman opened her eyes. Where on earth was she? In the gloom, she could make out twisted and mangled pipes, many with steam hissing from the fractures. Loops of wires hung down from above and, worse still, the room seemed to be full of bricks and rubble. Great slabs of concrete also hung down with twisted and bent wires poking out...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 14: The Next Claimant

With the next PPV just around the corner, 2 top contenders bid their claim on the F-X Throne

2nd of December - Season 1 Solo Magubane sighed as he looked at his watch, the minutes ticking away as he waited outside the clothing shop. Thinking now, in hindsight, he realized that it might have been a bad idea to agree to give this guy a ride to the Fuel Speedway. After all, weren’t all the other F-X racers supposed to be the enemy? But he couldn’t help it. He’d been raised to...Read On

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Baby I Love Your Way

If it hadn't been raining that day, I would never have caught the bus and consequently never met up with Ben again. We first met five years earlier, in the summer of 1978. It was the night of my best friend's twenty-first birthday party. We all had similar celebrations during our final year at university. Mostly they took place in one of the city's small airless clubs. Emma though had...Read On

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Facial Discrimination

We don't realize how many things are out of our control, until we do...

Whiskers. Tween innuendo. Both are emotionally irrational fears for those that don’t understand. I know this because of another scary unknown, Novel Coronavirus. Yes, this viral xenophobia is real, it’s terrifying, and being told to socially distance, correction, physically distance, voluntarily isolate, and if needed, self-quarantine ourselves, is new ground for most of us. But if one...Read On

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Daddy's Little Princess

She was just a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time

Never in my life did I imagine that I would get caught up in a crime, let alone a robbery. kidnapping and now, possibly murder. How the fuck did this happen! Why me? I'm not rich, I don't work for a bank. I'm just a girl who was in the wrong place at the wrong time! I needed to go to the bank to finish my application for a small business loan. I did all I could online, but they said I...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 13: Long Live the King

King Thawn takes note of the serious threat to his Crown and takes steps to stop it

25th of November - Season 1 Nine weeks. That’s how long it had been since Thawn Oberhauser had become Formula-X King. And ever since that day, he had been living life to the fullest. Gone were the days where he drove himself to the Fuel Speedway; went to Catering himself to get something to eat or spoke to anyone on the Formula-X Racing Club Committee besides Moodswing himself....Read On

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A New England

 

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Show-Down - A Fuel Story

For the 1st time ever, the F-X racers take to the down town streets of Ngelosi in this exciting PPV

24th of November – Season 1 Mandla Xulu had always been a fan of motorsport. Like many South Africans just like him, for years growing up, he would have done anything to have South Africa represented in the top racing series. So, when Mandla heard about this weekly formula-one-like racing series that played on Monday nights, Mandla was intrigued. While Mandla had been too busy to...Read On

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Dirty Dozen Debrief

Dr. Ingram debriefs the Dirty Dozen

Dr Ingram sat on a stool at the front of the team gathered in laboratory #1. The team was all there, including Jenn still sedated on the bed. The boss sat in the far back, he had wheeled his office chair all the way through the facility to have it for this debrief. Comfort could be accommodated when he recognized it as a priority. Dirk was in the middle of the front semicircle, directly...Read On

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Diary Entry 1

Dear Diary,  You know how when you put your whole self into something or you give all you can that day, even if it’s not much, it still feels like a whole lot to you? And you know, how you feel so good about yourself for a minute because you think you did a lot and gave it your all but come to find out you're not doing even half of what normal people are?  None of that probably makes sense...Read On

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Scamp's Adventures #8 : A Halloween Adventure

What spooky Halloween Adventure

 

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The Watcher

...when I awoke he would be there, watching me through my bedroom window.

 

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Before The Tragically Hip made it big

Before The Tragically Hip made it big

This is a true story about teenagers helping other teenagers during a band project. This story connects Edmonton with what is now described as an Iconic Canadian Band... THE TRAGICALLY HIP.  On March 23, 1988, some friends and I were looking for whatever experience we could have, when someone saw a poster that a band called The Tragically Hip was doing a gig at Dancing Shoes, a small bar on...Read On

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The Tutor

 

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 12: The Amazing Grace Strikes Back

Penny Potgieter learns that revenge is a dish best served cold...

18th of November – Season 1 “What do you mean I have to face her tonight!? You said that I had already qualified for the drag race at the pay-per-view.” These were the words coming out of Penny Potgieter’s mouth as she angrily spoke them to Glen in his office. “Penny, calm down,” said Glen as he explained the events that transpired just a week ago that led to her and Brenda having a...Read On

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Magical Deception

No one must ever know.

 

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Phantasia

In dark's anonymity of ghosts wading in shallow minds of fools at large living in inkwells of a black heart in their sanctimonious words for they have never seen a butterfly with wings of magenta and blue smile as it dances on a petal of Chrysanthemum Anastasia in love's Phantasia  ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 11: Stakes of the Derby

After hitting the boiling point last week, Kloof and Kieck lay their stakes for the upcoming Derby

13th of November – Season 1 The One Kilometer Derby: that was what Glen had called it last week, Jim remembered. While he’d kept it to himself at the time, Jim had to go and look up what a derby was because he’d only ever heard it used to describe soccer matches and horse races. When he found out what it was, he was surprised to find that the term worked well for their upcoming...Read On

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Writer

She wrote about him all the time, she never mentioned his name again, she wrote about her love and her lust, she wrote not taking any needed breaks. She just wrote about her sadness, about his absence and her bereavement, she wrote to extract all from memories, to erase him from her suffering mind, she wrote to welcome solitude at last. Still, it was no use, her memory revived him, ...Read On

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The Collection

Hand hovering over the door handle, Lucy pauses. The smell of burned plastic makes her gag and she winces as she imagines the scene beyond. The fire has destroyed her once-pristine dining room, although she acknowledges, it had been unusable for a while. Six months to be exact. Ever since Tim moved his collection in. “Only temporary,” he’d said when she protested. “Just while I sort them out.” ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 10: In Love and War

Things finally get to a boiling point between Kloof and Kieck as the two engage in a chaotic chase!

4th of November – Season 1 “How did it feel to lose in front of your kid and your hot wife?” Those were the words running through John Kloof’s mind as his legs moved at a serious pace with his heart beating even faster. He wasn’t just running, he was chasing. No, he wasn’t chasing… he was hunting . And the man he was chasing was his enemy, his sworn enemy! Jim Kieck. It was him who...Read On

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Lovely Crocus

Lovely Crocus, sweet spider of the night feeling webs beneath my feet beneath the lavender purple sky as a widow lingers With the dew distilled to brandy as the winds sing you a song   I feel eight legs walk the spine of my omens While Autumn blows your hair and the Lord whispers, Hosea the widow makes its nest fornicate and digest Now cocooned for lust in the widow's lair ...Read On

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The Long Road Home. Chapter 16.

“Scheißer, there's a bomb!”

Innsbruck, December 19 th 1943   Apart from the thin shaft of light, Maria lay in almost complete darkness. Suddenly she began to feel afraid. Alone and afraid. What if no-one found her? Once more she tried to pull herself free from the heaviness which held her but it was no good, she didn't have the strength. Whatever was holding her was across her stomach. It wasn't so much...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 9: Claim to the Throne

The only thing better than being King? Getting a shot at being King. Will Brenda capitalize on hers?

28th of October – Season 1 Brenda Koek: Number One Claimant. It has a good ring to it , thought Brenda as she waited patiently in Catering for her meal to be prepared. It had been a long two months for Brenda but after Moodswing and Glen had approached her last night at the Trick or Treat following Hallow’s Eve to tell her that she would be headlining tonight’s episode of Fuel,...Read On