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Don't pass by on the other side.

Don't pass by on the other side.

http://prostitutescollective.net/2013/12/05/police-raids-against-sex-workers-in-soho-central-london/

No, I've never been involved in sex work, buying or selling, and this still makes me angry. You know why? Because while the authorities are dealing with it by carrying out this sort of raid on those who aren't even breaking the law, then at best we live in a society that shoots its wounded. And whatever your views for or against the morality of these women's work, you and I are implicated in the violence if we turn a blind eye.

Don't pass by on the other side. Share and raise your voice. Thank you.

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Syndicated 2013-12-05 17:02:31 from Monument

Nightmares

Horrible nightmares last night; one of them I haven't seen since childhood. I'm lost in a huge cemetery, and the graves are all slightly cracked and open. I have to get away, but whatever way I go I have to cross over a grave. And when I do... no, no zombies... instead, I learn all the suffering in the life of the one who lies there. It's hideous. I think the worst last night was the medic who had to operate on his own child to save their life, unsuccessfully.

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Syndicated 2013-12-02 08:54:25 from Monument

Saki - The Open Window

Your story this week is Saki's "The Open Window", a startling tale of youthful intrigue. Feedback, comments, suggestions, and sharing are always welcome.



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Syndicated 2013-11-16 22:48:21 (Updated 2013-11-16 22:49:35) from Monument

10 Nov 2013 (updated 16 Nov 2013 at 23:05 UTC) »

Saki - The Storyteller

I wanted to read you a story.



Let me know whether you like it, and whether you'd like more.

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Syndicated 2013-11-10 15:53:38 (Updated 2013-11-16 22:49:02) from Monument

How not to land a job

I was just buying something in a small shop, when a man with a small child stopped outside and shouted in, "Excuse me!"

The assistant ignored him, but he persisted. "Excuse me! I sent in my CV yesterday. But it had the wrong number on it! Here's the right one. Go on, love."

The child ran in and deposited a scrap of paper on the desk, with a number scrawled in biro.

I don't think he'll get the job.

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Syndicated 2013-11-09 12:22:27 from Monument

She doesn't like numbers



I heard a child of my acquaintance singing songs about numbers, and as far as I could tell, she wasn't very fond of four and five. I asked her (and her parents) whether I could make the song into a cartoon, and they said yes.

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Syndicated 2013-11-03 09:48:58 from Monument

"The Fur Coat"

"The Fur Coat" by James Stephens, 1925

I walked out in my Coat of Pride,
I looked about on every side,
And said the mountain should not be
Just where they were, and that the sea
Was badly placed, and that the beech
Should be an oak - and then from each
I turned in dignity as if
They were not there : I sniffed a sniff,
And climbed upon my sunny shelf,
And sneezed a while, and scratched myself.

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Syndicated 2013-08-29 10:40:16 from Monument

Feeding Big Spider

Big Spider is a spider who lives in our house. Today, he came out for a walk, so I fed him a live cricket.



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Syndicated 2013-08-27 18:18:40 from Monument

marnanel @ 2013-08-16T16:35:00



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Syndicated 2013-08-16 15:36:02 from Monument

Alas

Alas! I complain
that Yorick is slain
and now he is lain
beneath the terrain
without any brain,
and never again
shall run down the lane
while risking a sprain
from bearing this Dane
on his back like a train.

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Syndicated 2013-08-16 11:45:50 from Monument

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