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Blood, sweat and tears in the Pays d’Oc

At Home in the Pays d’Oc is the story of how my husband and I were adopted, while in France, by a small brown and white dog, and how we ended up spending four years as residents of a village … Continue reading

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The Last Brunette – a fairy tale of sorts by Patricia Feinberg Stoner

The doctor gasped. The midwife nearly dropped her. The mother turned away and would not look. And the baby smiled up at them all through eyes as dark as pools of midnight. Sparse wisps of damp hair speckled her forehead … Continue reading

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These Two Imposters by Patricia Stoner

The exercise of the month was to write a short story on the theme “They or We have landed” THOSE TWO IMPOSTORS For nine months we have waged this weary war. We shall overcome. The monsters who haunt our nightmares … Continue reading

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At The Cafe by Patricia Stoner

 Another contribution from our exercise of the month AT THE CAFE It’s Saturday. In the Café des Arts, in the little market town of St Rémy des Cévennes, our rag-tag band of expats and ne’er-do-wells is beginning to assemble for … Continue reading

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Creation Myth by Patricia Stoner

The Wise Teacher sat beneath the banyan tree and the pupils gathered round, eager for their day’s lesson. And the Wise Teacher said: “Today, o best beloved, you shall hear how from the smallest and meanest come the greatest and … Continue reading

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Uba by Patricia Stoner

It must be six months since I saw Mme Alibert, and I hardly recognised her today. She was limping slowly down the street, leaning heavily on a cane, with no dog following devotedly at her heels. I still remember the … Continue reading

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I’m Not Afraid of the Dark and Chinoiserie by Patricia Feinberg Stoner

I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK Patricia Feinberg Stoner I’m not afraid of the dark. Out in the countryside on the dog’s last walk of the evening, the rustles, the squeaks, the sudden fox barks are familiar, and the friendly … Continue reading

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