World united in mourning Mandela
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Don't pass by on the other side.
Don't pass by on the other side.
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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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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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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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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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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She doesn't like numbers
"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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