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Never Be Late For Mass

A grandmothers golden rules…

Never be late for mass, that’s what my grandmother always used to say. She was such a punctual lady, always on time. Not like me, I’m almost always late. If I do arrive on time it’s only because I got the time wrong. According to grandmother, t…

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The Poppy Field

I woke to the sound of bird-call. The clock told me it was eight-thirty, that’s late for me. I turned to see an empty pillow, he’s up. I had better get up, he’ll be waiting for me in the kitchen, no doubt. He must have snuck out of bed, he…

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Shakespeare (A Day in the Life)

“Have you put the bins out Shaky?” “Dearest Anne, for the love of all that is holy, please stop calling me Shaky.” “Okay Billy, what are you up to?” “I’m trying to think. My quill hasn’t moved in days. No ink on yonder parchment wri…

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The Love Letter

One morning last week, I was at home when I received a phone call from my husband. He was in a bit of a panic. He wasn’t sure if he had lost his wallet or not. When we got up that morning, it looked like it was going to be a nice sunny day. By the …

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My Old Car

On my last birthday, my husband bought me a new car. I have to say it was lovely, dark blue shiny paintwork, it had everything. My old red car was a bit of a classic, but it did drive like a tractor. No power steering, no air conditioning. It was als…

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The Good Old Days?

I often have a ponder. A quiet little think. Whilst hanging out the washing. Or scrubbing in the sink. I wonder what it felt like. In days of long gone past. Without the modern gadgets. That make my jobs so fast. To do the work with just bare hands. …

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The Scarlet Lady

This is a single-act play. It takes place in a large kitchen of a detached house, deep in the English Countryside. As the curtain lifts, two people can be seen within a single spotlight. The rest of the kitchen is in darkness. It would be unclear to …

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Pain

I scream out in agony, he just smiles. I tell him I hate him, still, he smiles.The pain is so bad, it’s all his doing. Why did he do this to me, I hate him.No apology from the man who caused me so much pain.I scream out. “Get away from me, you di…

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My New Routine

I’ve managed to get myself in a bit of a routine lately, I never thought I could. Untidiness was just one of my little ways. He said he liked that about me, at first. Of course, people change when you've been with them for a while. Now I’m as tid…

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A Simple Act of Kindness

I would just like to share with you my little act of kindness. Please, don’t fill the comments section with things like, “Oh Verity, you are such a lovely person.” Or, “I wish I was as good a human as you.” Comments like that only make me b…

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