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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Seven

With this part, my story enters a new phase… It was a warm sunny Sunday afternoon in August. There had been no serious raids for a while, now. After their mid-day meal, Archie suggested to Jenny that they might go … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Six

My story continues. You can start at the beginning here. Archie pushed back his empty plate. “That was great, lovie. How you do it on rations, I don’t know. How’s the tummy been today?” “Ee, no worse love, no worse. … Continue reading

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By the Butterfly Tree: An Explanation and Acknowledgements

For ‘Prose for Thought’ this week, hosted by Vicky at Verily, Victoria Vocalises, I am introducing my story entitled By the Butterfly Tree which is appearing on this blog in small instalments. I would like to explain how this story came … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Five

My story continues… You can read it from the beginning here. The ‘Summer of Words’ writing initiative was started by Helen at All at Sea. When the sirens sounded on that mid-March night, the general mood was not so much of alarm … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Four

My Story continues; you can read it from the beginning, starting here. That July morning, three people were killed, and about thirty injured, by the bombing. What became clear, however, was that it would take more than Hitler’s bombs to … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Three

My story for Summer of Words continues… You can read it from the beginning, starting here. The July morning began unseaonally cool, grey, blustery, and showery. Archie cycled to work as usual, for an early start. He met up with … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part Two

Here, I am continuing my story for Summer of Words. The first part is here. So war had come, as Archie’s old dad would have said, ‘as sure as Christmas’. On that score, the main difference was that it came in early … Continue reading

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Summer of Words: By the Butterfly Tree – Part One

I know I’m late to the party, but I’m going to have a shot at Summer of Words hosted by Helen at All At Sea. Here is the beginning of my story: As soon as the buzzer sounded for the mid-day break, Archie … Continue reading

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