The Sending by Darja Malcolm-Clarke

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The Sending by Darja Malcolm-Clarke

When the birds came, we novices fed them bread from the last night’s meal. The sunlight shone on the gloss of their purple wings as they feasted and filled the courtyard with their cries. Afterwards, they shat copiously upon the temple stairway, and I and the other youngest novices were made to scrub it off

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Frog Prince? by Donna Quattrone

Once upon a time, The old stories spoke Of throwing the frog, (Ingratiating helpmate That he was), Splat! against the wall. Not nice, that. Somewhere along the line, The tale was changed To kissing instead. Please. Slimy and wet With webbed fingers, Rubbery lips and “ribbit” ? I’m not entirely sure I’d Call that better

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