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Mary needs a lock on the door

The doorbell rang yet again.Mary crept into the hall and saw through the  little window  a young man with a van marked Maypole Locksmiths.She opened the door and explained she could not lock her door with a key but only … Continue reading

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Stan and the angel

\ Stan had eaten too much pizza because he was extremely ravenous from doing the washing. and hanging it up on the mulberry tree in his long garden Now he felt lazy and haphazardly dim and other worldly and liable … Continue reading

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Mary burst out laughing. You are a weird person, the doctor said

First posted on July 29, 2019 Mary went to the hospital  to see the rheumatologist.The entire hospital had been re-built and half the site was full of so called “Executive Homes”She and Annie took a cab as it was raining hard.Although … Continue reading

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What has God got to do?

    My photo Doctor, I saw my husband last night I’ m afraid  the NHS can’t help you. But he’s an hallucination Do stop showing off.I know you taught Philosophy at Cambridge That’s why  I am like this. Like … Continue reading

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People don’t usually come to see me just because they have not bought any garlic lately, the therapist cried.

Digital art byKatherine     Mary has a dear friend who lives, alas , nowadays in northern Scotland. Clare moved back there when her mother became unable to manage at home. Then Clare developed very severe problems with her feet and … Continue reading

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Perhaps I’ll call the cat Tamara Jane

We fell into a rhythm as we walked Arm in arm we wandered as we talked We looked into folks’ windows  as dusk came Tried to guess their furnishings and names Some had nothing but the ironing stacked Others  had … Continue reading

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Mary is cruel to her shoes

When Mary  got home after her Autumn shopping trip. she went into the kitchen where her cat was waiting anxiously What have you bought,Mother, Emile  miaowed I got some black patent Mary Janes in Clark’s Sale You had some like … Continue reading

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Mary’s dreams

For my brother,Mike   Mary dreamed she was riding her bicycle.She was going up a hill and then approaching a very complicated roundabout. How can I look at the map when I am riding my bike,she asked herself.Anyway I don’t … Continue reading

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