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Eileen

My mother never packed lunches for me to take to school when I was growing up. I’d sit and stare down at my knees while the other children ate their sandwiches, my stomach empty and rumbling. As soon as I’d get home in the afternoon, I filled my belly with bread and butter, all that I could find to eat in my mother’s messy kitchen. When I was a child, Dunlop dinners around the kitchen table were hardly nourishing. Mealtimes were brief and uncomfortable. My parents only ever fought in front of Joanie and me, as though they’d needed...

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The House of the Spirits

My wife didn’t miss the refinements she had been accustomed to, and the day the shipment of furniture and household goods I had ordered to surprise her arrived at the door, all she said was how “lovely” it was. I myself had to figure out where everything should go; she didn’t seem to care at all. The new house was decked out with a luxury unrivaled even in those magnificent days before the place was passed down to my father, who left it a ruin. Huge colonial pieces made of blond oak and walnut arrived, along with heavy wool...

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The Antidote to the Malady of Materialism

It is this mass of unclean world that we have superimposed on the clean world that we cannot bear. When I looked back, out of the clearness of the open evening, at this Littlehampton dark and amorphous like a bad eruption on the edge of the land, I was so sick I felt I could not come back: all these little amorphous houses like an eruption, a disease on the clean earth; and all of them full of such diseased spirit, every landlady harping on her money, her furniture, every visitor harping on his latitude of escape from money...

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50 words – mountains

Jackson gazes out of the window through clouds, and catches a glimpse of the magnificent Andes dashing past like so many spooked animals. The next fifty days will change her life, eating fellow passengers and melted snow. But for now and with no great ceremony, the airplane meets the mountain… And now you could read... Cold Kingdom Enterprise The Elephant’s Journey 50 words – love Hunters In The Snow Mutations The Trees Tags: andes, cannibalism, fifty, fifty days, fifty words, jackson, mountains, passengers, snow,...

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50 words – love

Once upon a time a heroic washerwoman found a beautiful stableboy and their love soared to heights previously unknown to humankind. Throughout the centuries that followed, word of their perfect love exceeded imagination for what could be. And just as the couple were… * Consult your data provider to continue reading * And now you could read... Cold Kingdom Enterprise The 100% Perfect Girl I definitely should have said something Two Boys and a Girl The Trees Still Life With Woodpecker Tags: centuries, couple, creative writing, fifty, fifty words, heroic, love, once upon a time, perfection, stableboy,...

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