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A Special Place

There is a special place in every woodland, a magic ancient dell that some are drawn to. No worries, cares, constraints, hatred or war. Only the beautiful sounds of nature, fun and laughter fill these wondrous places. My mind wanders staring at this simple swing, from rope and wood. Hanging loosely from the strong arm of a giant Beech. This leafy hollow, joyous woodland glade a safe and kindly place. Quiet spirits must surely pass this way fairies, pixies, elves. I sit awhile, mornings such as these should lift the weariest heart. On the floor what’s that? Among the ferns and brambles. The outside…

Pete’s Portal

Pete stood by the portal, unsure what to do next. He had read about them and seen them in movies. He never thought though that they existed, surely they were science fiction. A shimmering rift. A fracture in space and time between this world and well, who knows what. His day had started well, just like any other. Pete was up early walking his dogs walk, then work. He had been doing the afternoon shift at the petrol station for years now. It was OK he liked things the way they were. He had plenty of time for his dogs…