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Daily prompt: Instant recall

Daily Prompt Smell You Later Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Wet gabardine: misery, aloneness, abandonment, panic. It’s breakfast time on my first full day at boarding school. It’s raining, and the … Continue reading

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A squeak from the trumpet

This self-promotion business really sucks. I mean, I guess some people find it easy to blow their own trumpets, but I’m not one of them.  Anglican boarding school. That’s what did it. At the tender age of twelve, I was … Continue reading

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