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· Haley Cork and the Blue Door

Short Stories
· Doctor of Calamity

· Crunch!

· Chapter 1 of The Clockwork Soul

· The Anatomy of a Chapter

· The Dangers of Tampering with Nature

· Nanotechnology and the Zero Point

· Gully’s Return

· Push me Clara

· Rum Running

· In the Morning

· A Teachable Moment (or I Told You So!)

· Awakening the Skin

· A Universal Beauty

· A Peasant's Parting

· Weep for the Fallen

· Christmas Reproach

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  Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8
by M. Andrew Sprong
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Scratching of dry leaves
swirling on the parlor floor –
door swinging open.

Giggles have echoes
while mice scurry in frenzy –
whisperers unseen.

Cracked portraits of men
and women in fine attire –
a sense of watching

Creaks on the staircase
moaning from chilly hallways
high shutters banging.

Girl’s dresses rotting
moth holes changing their flowers
into peppered cloth.

A crib swings squeaking
as a mobile spins above
in the room’s still air

Bats in the attic
a little boy’s hobby horse
unseen hand rocking

Where the fire starts
no one will ever be sure
now the house is gone.


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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/25/2011
Very picturesque. Love the images!

Reviewed by Paul Judges 3/30/2010
I really enjoyed this work !
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/29/2010
Each Ku building on the next until the sad ending. Nice, very nice.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/28/2010
A sad ending for a home with children's laughter and family love...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/28/2010
...lean, spare, not a waste word, highly atmospheric and evocative.


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  1. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2. Misnomers of Fame
  3. My Poems
  4. unraveling
  5. I Wish I Knew
  6. Sentimental Pond
  7. Everything Flutters
  8. Morning Walk
  9. Time Started
  10. I'm Thankful For
  11. In Loving Memory
  12. Fading into the unknown
  13. Lights Go On, Lights Go Out
  14. You're Not Alone
  15. So, What?
  16. Your Essence
  17. Shadows Of Thought
  18. The Fate Peddler
  19. Again I Ask For More...
  20. Trees Aflame

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