Monthly Archives: December 2011

365 – The Table of Contents

001 – The Introduction 002 – The Father 003 – The Mother 004 – The Sister 005 – The Brothers 006 – The Silence 007 – The Uncle 008 – The Sight and Smell of a School 009 – The … Continue reading

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364 – The Blog

Hi. This is me. I’m Daniel. How do you do? We’ve travelled far in one another’s company–too far, you might say–and we’ve seen a lot of strange things along the way. Who would have known that this blog would turn … Continue reading

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363 – The Man

These are the moments that make a man. Christmas and holidays, birthdays and bullying, friendships lost and loves found–and between them all the pervasive sense that something’s wrong here, a knot that can never be undone. Yet there’s hope in … Continue reading

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362 – The Banana Boat

The banana boat. The scariest moment of my mum’s young life. We all have these moments as we grow up, marry and have families of our own. The boys from down the street–the ones with the gargantuan train set that … Continue reading

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361 – The End of It

Dark the world was and strangely at peace, and then with a jerk Burning opened his eyes, “The rope!” he spluttered, hands flapping about his shoulders like bats. “The rope!” His outstretched flexing fingers found it still twined about his … Continue reading

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360 – The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

The spirit chased him close as a shadow, never more than a step behind, clutching, grasping, tearing at his neck with fingers sharp as needle-points, injecting chill poison into his veins. Fearing what might befall should the phantasm ever capture … Continue reading

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359 – The Ghost of Christmas Present

With the spectre’s arrival the room was transfigured into a playroom, only one so filled with rocking horses and tin soldiers it resembled a toy shop fully stocked for the season. Where the wardrobe had been was now a fireplace … Continue reading

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