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Game of twos

A game of twos? the sky God said And in the hallowed halls of stone With single ear we heard his jest And wondered where our twin had gone ©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2016.

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures .Alexandra. There was a coffee, a rucksack and a small, red, paper person waiting for me when I arrived at Rose’s Cafe that last Monday morning. But no uncle John… The coffee was hot, so I knew he had been there. Besides, I could ‘feel’ his presence, even though … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers .Alexandra. It was still dark, though the light from the East was streaming into the cold, blue, air. The two take-away cups of coffee looked disappointing. Not because I could already seen their contents, but because they weren’t from Rose’s cafe. “Last week we were flying over North Lancashire and now the edge of an … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers

Darkness is woven from light

In response to Sue Vincent’s Photo Prompt. “It’s not complex, it’s just dense!” “Dense?” “Yes, dense, like ‘buried’ – way underground, but very much a part of everything!” “How’s that?” “Think of roots – can you see them?” “Well, not normally, no…except if you pull up the plant and lose the flower.” “Quite! So you wouldn’t inspect the roots that way, would you?” “No.” … Read More Darkness is woven from light

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire .Alexandra. When I was younger I did some flying lessons. They began as ‘Try Out Day’ gift for one of my birthdays, and developed into an expensive hobby which I had to give up when I took out a mortgage on my midweek apartment in London. As soon as I experienced the … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup .Alexandra. I was ready when he arrived, fifteen minutes early to my twenty. My notebook was out on the small table, already open at the furiously scribbled summary. Two other objects were concealed beneath it. My carefully timed pair of coffees were just being delivered by Rose. “Gotta hand it to the girl,” said Rose, … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 50 – Snakes Down Below

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 50 – Snakes Down Below .Alexandra. “Scary stuff!” said John, smiling at my carefully planned opening. I carried on using my twisting hand and wrist to greet him, as though both were parts of a snake. “Okay…enough,” I said, feeling my wrist muscles start to ache, “And I know I’m eight of them short…” “Need some hydration?” he asked, with … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 50 – Snakes Down Below

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 49 – The Questions of Balance

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 49 – The Questions of Balance .Alexandra. “I can see you’re brimming with ideas,” said John, looking at me slyly, over the rim of his coffee cup. “But perhaps you’ve not connected them all?” He was right. But I sensed an uncertainty in him, too, about the myth of the boar. As though it still held much that he … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 49 – The Questions of Balance

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 48 – A Balance of Power

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 48 – A Balance of Power .Alexandra. “Another confusing one to make sense of – yes, I know!” said John, looking at my slight scowl, as I sat down to the freshly brought coffees. “But, as we’ve seen, re-telling the story can help to prompt the right questions…” I had no idea where the sudden angst had come … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 48 – A Balance of Power

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 47 – Mother and Child

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 47 – Mother and Child .Alexandra. “I’m not sure, but I think it centres around the child,” I said, as Rose brought our coffees. John looked thoughtful–so thoughtful he sipped his coffee prematurely and burned his top lip. “Ouch!” he grumbled, obviously hurt. “Sod it…” He bent to put the overly-full coffee cup down, but it slipped in his … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 47 – Mother and Child

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 46 – A Forgiving Girdle

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 46 – A Forgiving Girdle .Alexandra. I was trying hard to hide my annoyance but I could tell he knew. “Difficult one?” he asked me, but smiling at Rose as she deposited our coffees, none too gently, on one of the side tables – our usual had been taken by some non-regulars… the nerve! “More like all the discarded … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 46 – A Forgiving Girdle

Tesseracting

I am proposing to add a new word to the English language… The new word is ‘Tesseracting’; and I want to use it to replace a beautiful word that, in my opinion, has been degraded to a point where its use is compromised – that older word is ‘Ritual’. My interest in the tesseract began as a result of the work of Stuart France (one … Read More Tesseracting

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