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Just Going for a Cabbage by Diane M Dickson

When she left home Briony hadn’t meant to leave so – well, quite so permanently.  She went to the shop to buy a cabbage. A medium sized drumhead was what she had in mind, although in fairness there was an option for cauliflower. 705 more words

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It’s the first thing they’re told when they arrive: “Do not switch lines.” We even have it translated into the different languages. It’s followed by the usual instructions: “Arrivals from Orion Beta, follow the blue line. 1,480 more words

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The good and degenerate artisans at Black Scat Press got out the Black Scat Review #11 ahead of schedule! A true rarity in small press publishing! 57 more words

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A-to-Z Challenge Reveal -- The Flashing of New Jersey

I love this state.  It’s got everything mashed into one easy to navigate travel size.  You can go from gritty urban streets to the beach and then to the mountains all in the same day if you wanted.    138 more words

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Eviction from paradise

Thanks to Jane at Making it Write for nominating me for this challenge.

‘What is the clamour, Mercy dear?’

My boss at the milliner’s, Miss Flint, had appeared on the pavement behind me, stern as a figurehead, eyeglasses wedged on her bulbous nose.

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I stabbed the elevator buttons a few more times and glanced at my watch again. Why is it taking forever? I began pacing in front of the elevator. 263 more words