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 CW Hawes, A Festival of Deaths A Piano Playing PI Liked the setup. A female PI and her assistant (and brother), living in a thirty-room mansion. She’s ex-CIA and has connections with the local police. They do most of their work at home, contracting out the field work to other PI agencies. Her brother is… Continue reading A New badge of Reviews

Fire

Red and silver evoked images of fire, Alarming the heart. Bloodshot and shiny, it cut a pathway through flesh and stone. Lachrymose, in shock, passers-by stopped in the streets. Glowing scaffolding couldn’t support the spire. Humans fought the inferno To save what could be saved And still the flames endured. Lead dripped into the wounds… Continue reading Fire

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Misquote — Parrot & Pussycat

Acrylic on Hardboard (section)

This is one of my first attempts with acrylics. One can only say that it’s colourful. The reason I left out the kitten is that it seems too flat to my eyes. It isn’t in my belongings nowadays so there’s no way to improve the work. . . © HMH, 2000

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Barking Abbey

Cloistered walks rose towards the sky The cool refectory mirrored Muted voices As nuns bowed to The abbess. Only ruins are left Of walls welcoming William, victorious From Hastings… Grey shapes remain. Sharing their secrets with Those who listen: The Curfew Tower And St Margret Still hold out and guard those, Dead to the world… Continue reading Barking Abbey

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