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A collection of Short Stories and Poetry contributions from the Caboolture Writers’ Link Members.

Short Stories/Flash Fiction

Bureau of Meteorology

Bureau of Meteorology

At the Bureau of Meteorology when Dusty Storm got to work this particular morning, he found his colleague Evy Rainer at his computer. When Evy saw Dusty enter the forecast room, he greeted him, “Morning Dusty, Owyar goin’?” “Yer, not bad mate, yourself?” replied...

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Back for Christmas

Back for Christmas

Back for Christmas. A Short Story by Russell Perry. Bob Warner rolled the pill bottle around in his hand and read the label again. He couldn’t remember how many times he had read it but guessed about ten. He looked at the name, “Temazepam”; The treatment had been...

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And the Music Played

And the Music Played

A Short Story by Peter CarseldineEdith Blakesley and her husband Doctor Tobias Blakesley drove away from the University where they were both lecturers. Doctor Blakesley was the head of English Studies and Mrs. Edith Blakesley lectured in Archaeology. Once...

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The New Order

The New Order

THE  RIPPLE  EFFECT  OF  THE  NEW  ORDER.The Odd Couple, the Mild-Mannered Man and the Well-Worn Woman, live on a 'Do No Harm’ basis in a modest cottage in a conservative exurban suburb in south east Queensland. They are an excellent fit with the crisis of...

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The April Fool

The April Fool

A Pinch and a punch for the first of the month and all that, so enticing particularly to schoolkids, but it was irresistible to bullying bastards that delighted in it also being his birthday. The first of April had always been tinged with sour memories.He...

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Out of the Bottle

Out of the Bottle

OUT OF THE BOTTLE MAY 2019 BY JUDI NICHOLSONSitting in a therapy room amongst strangers, Evelyn wondered what on earth had led her to here of all places. As the wine poured it was as though the real Evelyn had squeezed her way through the neck just as...

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The Bell Tolls

The Bell Tolls

Father McKenzie sat at his office desk in the Rectory, putting the finishing touches to his Sermon for Sunday. Of all the rooms in the Rectory, the only one that his house keeper, Mrs. Armitage, did not touch, was his office. It was rather untidy but it...

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Free Verse Poetry

Grosgrain ribbon

Grosgrain ribbon

Grosgrain RibbonRibbon of grosgrain black.Textured by forces naturale yet unimagined by nature.Trimmed along the never-ending edge with a sparkling chain of flashing stars.Diamantes stud the middle without order, adding to your mystique.(35 words) 17...

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Bell Birds

Bell Birds

Bell Birds.   Tink, tink, tink Forest dense, Canopy of green. Leaf littered floor Tink, tink, tink. Stifling heat, Oppressive humidity, Blue haze rising. Tink, tink, tink. Elusive creature, Never seen, A fleeting glimpse? Tink, tink, tink. Storm...

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Life’s Twilight

Life’s Twilight

Life’s Twilight – by Russell Perry How quickly it comes … life’s twilight. Youth has waned, it seems in just a blink. Whilst youth is yours you think not of twilight. Life is endless. “Old” is far away. Not your concern. Now questions stalk...

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Summer

Summer

SUMMER Summer will soon be here Summer can be  harsh,rough,burning and sticky With steamy days and nights Summer storms lash the coast with the sharp crack of lightning Bush fires destroy homes and blacken the earth But summer can bring  contentment The...

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Introducing Me

Introducing Me

Introducing Me a little wordplay by emma   Hello. I’m me. I call myself em - to let you see me, see who is em – me - from not only one point of view.   It is not for me to tell you who I am, who is em or me, but simply speak and be and let you...

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A Tourist Snapshot

A Tourist Snapshot

A Tourist Snapshot   Twin peaks. But one lay flat in Reflection Lake - a gleaming image of Rainier, inverted at our feet; a snow cone wrapped in a deep blue skirt, with fir trees crowding black around; a scene to breathe in, to draw up from the water;...

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Traditional Poetry

I Couldn’t Believe What I Saw

I Couldn’t Believe What I Saw

I Couldn't Believe What I Saw - by Rachel Brown. I couldnt believe what I saw  Outside my window was flowers galore  Looking around a little more I nearly tripped from the crack in the floor I couldnt believe what I saw A dinosaur was hiding behind my door...

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The Committee

The Committee

The Committee   It was on this day in October quite some years ago, The Committee called a meeting for an answer they had to know Why the membership was dwindling for their local croquet club And the members preferring to cross the road and frequent...

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