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The Envelope

The study was off-limits for Dolly. The pigtailed troublemaker had an inquisitive nature, fuelled by her natural curiosity. The most recent object of her curiosity, was the vintage sealed envelope on her father’s study table. The crimson waxed seal was tempting at best. Dolly’s imagination soared at the possibility. However, she knew she could notContinue reading “The Envelope”

Grin and bear it

His owners named him Grin. They hoped that the name might influence the puppy to look a tad more cheery. They were the sort to believe that names had contained a power equivalent to a magic spell. Grin, much to their chagrin was immune to spells.  The cream coloured Boston Terrier’s muzzle hung heavy, withContinue reading “Grin and bear it”


“You’re such a beauty.” Her fingers stroked through the stray’s tangled white fur.The doleful coffee-brown eyes lightened with a spark of joy. The stray whipped back its ears, the raggedy stump of a tail slapped against the ground in gratitude. “Woof. Woof.”Abigail laughed. She’d been overthinking alone on the bench with a despondent stare. However,Continue reading “Friends?”


As they trudge up the narrow hiking trail, curving around the ridges of the thickets in the mountain the two friends are certain they’ve lost their way. “This is your fault, you wanted to explore a lesser known trail!” The first one complains. The other friend grumbles. The two glance around, boots crunching over theContinue reading “Aposematism”


“I don’t know where I stashed it.”“Stashed what?” The youngster asked.  Grandfather gazed at him through the horn wood spectacles as the septuagenarian opened various drawers around the house. “Happiness.” The youngster was befuddled. Happiness? To his innocent eyes, happiness was everywhere.  It was in the smile that Papa flashed him when he did wellContinue reading “Happiness”

Nothing Bothers Me

Nothing bothers me.  I repeat the phrase over again as the rain cascasdes over me.  I dreamed of touching the clouds, soft and fluffly. Angelic. However, today the weather has shown its wicked side. Thunder and lightning crack havoc and I am caught between. This is the closest to god I’ll ever be. The cloudsContinue reading “Nothing Bothers Me”


“She looks awfully serious. A brooder.” The new owners commented as they stared at the puppy. Ensconced in a mesh carrier bag, the puppy had small upright ears, tawny trimmed fur and a small snout with a patch of white, as though she’d smeared flour over her face. The puppy’s ears pricked at the owners statement.Continue reading “Raised”