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Speaking Silence by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [42 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance by Peter Rivendell As a teenager, I revealed my most precious secret to my best friend - my love for him. ... [150 words]
The Voice by R Bennett Okerstrom Evil whispers across the wind. [127 words]
My Mother by Sadaf Shahab when I was too young, I never use my tongue, but my mother always understand what could I really mea... [37 words]
Silent Killers by Stuart Eric Longridge If we only knew what goes on. [317 words]
Forward To The Present Past by Stuart Eric Longridge A never ending cycle. [189 words]
Shadow Play by Stuart Eric Longridge Look beyond official references to discover the truth. [152 words]
Whats On The Box? by Stuart Eric Longridge Our friendly time waster. [178 words]
Catch The Moon by Peter Rivendell An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Empowered By My Own Karma by Stuart Eric Longridge Personal road to knowledge [230 words]
Temptation by Mia Angello - [466 words]
Forgive Me by Mia Angello - [70 words]
Waves Within by Mia Angello Twelve poems, each marking a moment between 1999-2001. [791 words]
Soulbond by Mia Angello . [70 words]
-Untitled- by Tim Baker This piece is largely about myself and my inconsistent and disjointed thoughts. It was written at a ... [187 words]
You Thought by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [100 words]
Words by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [75 words]
Will You Come by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [150 words]
Why You Never Loved Me... by Alberto Pupo The minimal doubt that existed, that was magnified by the way things went.. [105 words]
Vanquishing Pain by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [25 words]
Vampire by Judith Goff - [70 words]
Unfinished Realism by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [56 words]
True Colours by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [89 words]
Traces by Alberto Pupo A fading trace... [56 words]
Tired Scared And Alone by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [95 words]
The Real You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [93 words]
The Ill-Mannered Guest by Asif Khan A symbolic poem, a monologue with the most mysterious character of the universe! [44 words]
Still Goes On by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally This is about a guy I just could never work out and I could never get myself. [63 words]
Something Taken by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [45 words]
Someone Is Not Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [47 words]
Silently Screaming by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [164 words]
Sick For You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [82 words]
Satirical Lyrical - Contemporary Poetry by Ulysses Hero - [121 words]
Realization Of Love by Roberto J Moreno This poem is something I wrote about a girl I met this summer. I've felt things I've never ... [131 words]
Ravenous by Judith Goff - [47 words]
Prevented by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [81 words]
Painful World by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [101 words]
Ode To Love Bleeding by Alberto Pupo How to find the cure for love... [57 words]
My Star by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [94 words]
My Doll Gives Me A Lesson by Sadaf Shahab When I was a toddler, I have a dolly My doll is lovely, her hairs is curly, She has ... [136 words]
Mohabbat by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [24 words]
Missing by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [61 words]
Love Is Different by Sadaf Shahab In all walks of life As you will sow, so you will reap. but in love, more you will sow, less... [22 words]
Lonely by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [72 words]
Live It Up by Alberto Pupo Indulgence is the theme of today. [66 words]
Last Tear by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [55 words]
Justice by Sadaf Shahab (when)Men are cruel, and women are oppressed. How could their union, gives birth "Justice" [11 words]
Just You And Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [160 words]
Judaai by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [92 words]
Is This To Difficult To See? by Alberto Pupo The truth about everything and what I feel for her, is it really that difficult fo... [73 words]
Insecure by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [59 words]
Inner Songs by Sadaf Shahab Man moves in a circle, waiting for a miracle. his dream and wish look like a slippy fish. he is m... [35 words]
In The Stillness Of The Light by Musau The flower. [82 words]
I Trust Thee by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [46 words]
I Love Thee by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [117 words]
He Who Was Defiled by Musau A poem reflecting no compassion. [84 words]
Girls by Sadaf Shahab I am a little fish, and world is full of crocodiles. I think all the girls , feels like that. [17 words]
From Me To You Always by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [38 words]
Falling In Love With You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [71 words]
Every Thing Has Its Significance by Sadaf Shahab Every thing has its significance for a time being . This is the nature of huma... [82 words]
Ehsaas -E- Judaai by Fizza Rahman Rahman - [56 words]
Dreamcatcher by David Wrigley Just a very small and simple poem about someone I cared for. [49 words]
Dont Let The Bastards Get You Down by L A Winterburn A funny poem about the stresses of life. [114 words]
Disclaimer by Tim Baker Someday I want to paint these on a huge scale in plain black and white. The meaning behind it all is... [113 words]
Daytime Insomnia by Tim Baker This piece is about the sheer drudgery of a day in an unfulfilling occupation when all the bod... [34 words]
Crying For Two by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [89 words]
Crave Not Me by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [51 words]
Comic by Ulysses Hero Light hearted poetry. [187 words]
Can't You See by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [54 words]
Can See It Coming. by Roberto J Moreno It's about seeing things happen, but just letting time make decisions. [127 words]
Broken Promises by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [71 words]
Broken Down by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [135 words]
Beauty by Sadaf Shahab When the breeze blow, the flowers dancing to and fro and the lakes water flow in this beautiful view I ... [31 words]
Antidote To Love by Alberto Pupo Is this the cure? [85 words]
American Tragedy by Rogue Manhattan a poem on feelings a year after 9/11. [227 words]
Amanda by Diane Copeland For the love of a child... [42 words]
All Coz Of You by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [51 words]
Alcohol Passion by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [85 words]
A Dream Last Night by Catherine Phillippa Susan Dally - [67 words]
Get Help From Someone Who Needs It Too! by Insane Man Everyone needs help. I need help. You need help. The editors here and e... [145 words]
Vultures by Stuart Eric Longridge Money grabbing bastards. [183 words]
Up In The Midnight Sky by Roberto J Moreno It's a bit about everything. Love, life, responsibility. [172 words]
Truth About Love by Alberto Pupo A harsh reality. [67 words]
Too Hard To See by Jennifer Mendez - [121 words]
Tomorrow Lies Beside Us by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [239 words]
To All The Trees by Ivonne León Vonchyta This is a poem that shows that a tree is not only a plant, that we most of the times, ignore. ... [71 words]
Three Mile Gap
This City I Call Home by Will Cameron This town holds too many memories. Perhaps it's time to leave [158 words]
The Vagabond Heart by David B Doc Byron a poem about an evil entity. [110 words]
The Prodical Fathers by Stuart Eric Longridge So how did they know then? [148 words]
The Love I Feel For You by Elizabeth Jessica Allen These are poems I wrote a while ago, when all I could do was sit and watch the one I lo... [460 words]
Taken Away by Dane Anderson Tired of whiny teenagers writing about why their parents don't love them. Who isn't? Well here is ... [111 words]
Stateville Nights by Dane Anderson Read this and you might see what a good poem consist of. [172 words]
Soon by Emily Hunter By us for us. This poem talks about two people in love meeting for the first time, the date September 11th... [182 words]
Scratched To Grey by Peter Rivendell ... being in love with someone who can never love you back... [145 words]
Remember The Wee Dog by Stuart Eric Longridge A very real nightmare. [221 words]
Please Every Night by Rae Don't wake me up. [72 words]
Online Convo 1 by Kirsten McManus You actually wrote this, not me.... [167 words]
Once Upon A Time by Preston Miles Metz Limrick. [127 words]
Near Breaking Time by Iam Hack Not really a poem, or what we call 'prose poem' about pregnancy. [136 words]
Lost by Emily Hunter A poem about the strength a woman showed for a man she loves and the pain she feels because he was scared ... [97 words]
Jolie Marie by David B Doc Byron A poem about a cajun girl bitten by a werewolf. [252 words]
Hunter And Emily by Emily Hunter This was a part of a conversation two lovers had... where he told her... well read for yoursel... [261 words]
From London To Scotland by Will Cameron On the way home for a funer, it's seems I'm the only one sober. [223 words]
Filling In The Gaps by Stuart Eric Longridge And they still could`nt get to the moon. [237 words]
Fallen Wings by Jennifer Mendez - [63 words]
Faded Edges by A J Magy Read "Bodies at Rest" first. It helps to keep the time-line in order. [154 words]
Evening by Swish Checkley - [120 words]
Devolution. The Box by Ulysses Hero Poetry should never be described, it needs to be read and enjoyed for what it is. I will sa... [247 words]
Decent Proposal by Ramkumar Menon No time to wait. I Love You. [193 words]
Dear Momma by Rosalyn Ann Gover This is a poem commemorating my mother, whom I love, who died on the 17th of September in 1998. [92 words]
Dance Of Death by David B Doc Byron A story of a young man grieving over his lost lover, only to discover shes not really dead.{At l... [566 words]
Consequently... by Christy Mack wrote this in 2 minutes. [205 words]
Casualty by Francis James Chudley This is a poem about one of my accidents whilst biking. Enjoy. [222 words]
Can You Lend Me A Tenner Son? A What? by Stuart Eric Longridge Its happening now, but for the worst [267 words]
By Hunter For Emily by Emily Hunter Time. [105 words]
Blink by Ulysses Hero A snipet of life through a childs eyes. [149 words]
Birth Trauma by Stuart Eric Longridge Were not in the dark ages any more. [204 words]
Before 6 by Ulysses Hero Long before I could spell the word innocence. [129 words]
An Ode To The One True Love. by Alberto Pupo This is dedicated to the one I love and will always love, and I hope she will get ... [128 words]
An Ode To My Love by L A Winterburn - [72 words]
All Guilt... by Iam Hack Poem about guilt. [21 words]
Aimless by Alberto Pupo For the first time understanding what its truly like to lose the love, of one you truly loved. [53 words]
Agression Obsession by Stuart Eric Longridge There's always a lot more to things. [259 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Three Mile Gap
DESCRIPTION
So close and yet...
[285 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Drama
AUTHOR
Sue (Sooz) Simpson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm thirty nine, recently single again. I have two boys Cli' (pronounced clee) Real name Christopher and Mark. I'm a care in the community nurse and formerly (when I was married) an occupational Therapist working with the mentally ill on a secure unit. I love reading and writing and meeting people. I hate offal, seafood and intolerance. I keep dog, cat, polecats, rats and reptiles. And for seven years ran the second largest reptile sanctuary in Britain. Apart from having my lads, I think that's probably the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. Writing wise, I've been the main fiction writer for Legends magazine for three years.And have two books published 'Lizard's Leap' published by Quillusers, and 'Better the Devil You Know' soon to be released by Bestbooks.Um I drive a knackered old Astra, and ride a two litre trike. I live in the lake district of England, and am happy. :-)
[January 2003]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (84)
A Fork In The Road. (Short Stories) A paradox revolving round the lonely Holker Mosses in the dead of night. [2,835 words] [Mystery]
A Twist In The Tail (Short Stories) - [963 words]
Agony (Short Stories) The First in a series of Agony columns written by the unstoppable Aunt Nasty. (May be deemed offensive) [1,200 words] [Comedy]
Agony 2 (Short Stories) Morew from the irrepresible Aunt Nasty (May be deemed offensive). [1,077 words] [Comedy]
Angel Stew (Short Stories) The kitchens are in uproar. [826 words] [Comedy]
Anne (Short Stories) - [707 words]
Apple Of His Eye (Short Stories) Daddy's little girl, Daddy's little sweetheart. (May be deemed offensive). [1,742 words] [Drama]
Attractions (Short Stories) People stared at the sisters and called them freaks. [678 words] [Drama]
Bandit At Twelve-O-Clock (Short Stories) A sinister note drops through her letter box, but who is it from and what's it all about? [2,144 words] [Drama]
Barriers (Short Stories) Everybody's frightened of the prisoner in the cell at the end of the block. [2,913 words] [Thriller]
Breakfast In Bed (Short Stories) She loved her husband so much, and a sepcial man deserves a special breakfast. [1,633 words] [Horror]
Car Trouble (Short Stories) Boys will be boys. [496 words] [Comedy]
Cat's Chorus (Short Stories) - [1,332 words]
Cherry Blossom (Short Stories) - [435 words]
Cold, Cold Night.. (Short Stories) The night was beautiful but biting, she had to make her final farewells, a cigarette would help. [630 words] [Drama]
Creeping Up From Behind. (Short Stories) You can't ever really know what someone else is thinking ... unless they choose to tell you. [925 words] [Drama]
Dark Solitude. (Short Stories) A woman alone on the moors when a storm threatens, but this is no ordinanry storm and that is no ordinary lady. [1,434 words] [Drama]
Dawn Rising (Short Stories) He looked at his own personal sunrise every morning, yet longed for the warmth of the sun. [1,069 words] [Drama]
Deadly Persuit (Short Stories) Nature at its most cruel .. when it's interfered with by man. [1,541 words] [Drama]
Deep Blue Eastern Light (Poetry) I've never been to Budapest, but I saw an image on a postcard, it was misty and had a sort of dreamy quality about it. I wondered about the spirit of Budapest. Hope I've done her justicce. [204 words]
Different Road (Short Stories) Charlie is running scared. Will he find his way before his precious time runs out? [521 words]
Empty House (Short Stories) This had been her domain, now it was only a shadow. [649 words] [Drama]
Find Me A Place (Poetry) Everybody needs somewhere to run. [193 words] [Drama]
Finding Fleur (Short Stories) Katy desperately wants to find Fleur, but does Fleur want to be found? [1,727 words] [Drama]
Four Minute Warning (Short Stories) - [476 words] [Comedy]
Freedom By Another Name (Short Stories) He's an imposter [557 words] [Drama]
Furtive Glances (Short Stories) Always the last to know! [891 words] [Drama]
Galaxy (Poetry) Let Venus bear witness and Mars be our guide. [139 words]
Hickory, Dickory, Dock (Short Stories) - [991 words] [Drama]
Is The Toilet Roll Half Full Or Half Empty (Short Stories) It's hard when you're at bursting point. [423 words] [Comedy]
I've Always Wanted To Write... But! (Short Stories) There's always an excuse if you want to find one. [510 words] [Mind]
Jasmine And Gardenia Love (Poetry) - [417 words] [Erotic]
Jinny (Poetry) - [176 words]
Just The Ticket (Short Stories) You pays your money and you takes your chances. [5,177 words] [Drama]
Knockers (Short Stories) It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. [2,210 words] [Drama]
Little Bird (Short Stories) He liked fragile things [1,406 words] [Drama]
Lizards Leap (Novels) Four children buy an intricately carved frame from a school fair. A crazy old woman chases them desperately wanting the carving for herself. What is the mystery surrounding the strange frame? [5,753 words] [Adventure]
Long Walk Back To Jurassica (Poetry) Evolution and progress or three million steps backwards? [323 words] [Drama]
Lookingthrough The Window (Short Stories) - [401 words]
Madness Becomes You (Short Stories) She used to be someone, now she's several people, or maybe she's nobody at all, it makes no difference. [394 words] [Drama]
Making My Way Back To You. (Short Stories) She'd told them a thousand times to keep the front door closed, now tragedy had struck. [1,926 words] [Drama]
Memberwhen (Poetry) Memberwhen that mystical word of long ago memories. [189 words] [Drama]
Mortar Doesn't Breathe. (Short Stories) The house was inanimate, dead ... because her child was gone. [1,114 words] [Drama]
Mourning Glory (Short Stories) One of my favourite pieces. Please note *This is not a children's story* It's the tale of a little girl trying to be a child. [1,786 words] [Drama]
Mumbles From The Madhouse (Novels) It was her first day on the secure unit and somehow she had to see it through. [2,215 words] [Drama]
My Friend The Tiger And Me (Poetry) I wrote this for my little boy when he was having trouble at school. [942 words] [Animal]
Naughty Bunny Goes To Ibiza (Short Stories) - [552 words]
One-Man Race (Short Stories) He had only his nerves to rely on. One slip and the race would be lost. [664 words] [Drama]
Out Of Print (Short Stories) A man, a boy, a love of reading and echoes of the past. [2,007 words] [Drama]
Outrun The River (Poetry) The snow was melting fast and he owed it to himself and his seld of dogs to make it to safety. [145 words] [Action]
Pact Of Joy. (Short Stories) Don't we all just want to be happy? [2,497 words] [Drama]
Play With Me Please. (Short Stories) - [322 words]
Return Of The Hellcat (Erotica May Be Offensive) (Short Stories) Please do not read this one if easily offended. Or even not so easily offended. Continuing sexploits of Dark Solitude. [3,390 words] [Erotic]
Room For One More (Short Stories) The dream was haunting and wouldn't leave Mike alone. [1,728 words] [Drama]
Rush Hour (Short Stories) - [419 words]
Sally (Short Stories) - [2,268 words]
Sinister Music (Novels) She had no psychic ability, so why had fate chosen her to foretell of the spate of brutal murders? [6,114 words] [Drama]
So This Is My Life Then (Short Stories) - [517 words] [Comedy]
Space Walk (Short Stories) May Cause offense. [1,290 words] [Drama]
Spirit Dancer (Poetry) - [514 words]
Sweet Child Of Mine (Short Stories) The old lady had been brutally mugged, her son was sucjh a good boy, but would his thoughts now turn to revenge? [1,843 words] [Drama]
Tangled Web (Short Stories) Treat `em mean and keep `em keen. [596 words] [Drama]
The Band Played On (Short Stories) - [1,486 words] [Drama]
The Big Picture (Short Stories) The little girl was a great artist, but her subject matter was giving cause for concern. [776 words] [Drama]
The Comet. (Short Stories) Remember! [796 words] [Drama]
The Dinosaur (Short Stories) - [1,523 words]
The Half Empty Glass. (Short Stories) They had no idea of the horror they were walking into. [3,030 words] [Drama]
The Hhmmm Efect (Poetry) - [783 words]
The Iceberg (Short Stories) She had to break the hold they had on him... release him from his parents grip. [410 words] [Drama]
The Joker (Short Stories) - [2,032 words]
The Lovers (Poetry) - [124 words]
The Mark Of Jack (Short Stories) The start of something maybe. [1,044 words] [Drama]
The Old Enemy (Short Stories) I just hope I've got the names right. [253 words] [Drama]
The Rosary (Short Stories) May cause offense. [422 words]
The Spark (Short Stories) - [557 words]
The Thirteenth Station (Short Stories) - [8,024 words] [Horror]
The Village Green. (Short Stories) - [559 words] [Drama]
Tomorrow Lies Beside Us (Poetry) - [239 words] [Drama]
Tusk (Short Stories) - [1,012 words] [Drama]
Under The Whether (Short Stories) - [1,626 words]
Watching And Waiting (Short Stories) - [1,253 words] [Drama]
White Icing (Short Stories) - [1,385 words]
Worlds Biggest Loser (Short Stories) - [114 words]
You Are My Sunshine (Short Stories) - [1,285 words]
Three Mile Gap
Sue (Sooz) Simpson

If I turned my head, I’d be able to see you, a mere pinprick on the opposite bank. Three miles of cotton white horses separate us, and yet I can hear your breath. Each inhalation screaming hurt injustice. I still feel your heartbeat, even though the sheets are carefully arranged so that no body part touches and your back is not speaking to mine.

How many hours have I lain here, curled foetally against the tide of indifference that flows from you? I don’t know, but dawn is filtering strawberry light through the chink in the curtains and she brings more frost.

My knees are cold, they hang over the edge, and my back is strained with the effort of not taking more than my self-allocated three inches of bed space.

And still we lie, each in our own cocoon of hurt pride.

I refuse to cry, I’m far too angry for that, but the merest hint of warmth from you would send the held tears over the rim. I long for your touch.

You stir in your sleep, make that strangulated snoring sound that would send any sow looking for her hurt offspring, and fart loudly. Despite the distance between us, I feel the ripples against my thigh. When I yearned for your warmth this was not quite what I had in mind.

You roll over; an arm unnaturally heavy with lingering sleep flings itself round me, and your sleeping hand cups my breast, not out of any sexual desire, just because that is where it finds comfort. Your breath is warm against my back. Your lips brush dryly against my shoulder; the murmured breath grates along my skin with early morning aridity.

“Morning Babe. What’s the matter?”

You have no idea.


 

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"I liked this one alot, it was humourous, profound and sad all at the same time. Such a wide range of emotions,with so few words, the three inches of bed space bit made me laugh! I loved those two sentence's in your second paragraph, although I think you mean't curled "fetal like" as oppose to "foetally". Your conclusion is perfect! Who was it that said, "Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars" Your story reflects this sentiment beautifully. " -- Monte, usa.
"Interesting little piece. Very descriptive and humoouous." -- Darcy K. Metz, B.C., Canada.
"Thanks Both. I don't mind this one." -- Sooz, Dalton-in-Furness, England, Cumbria.
"Olde Sergei’s Review: Excellent " -- Cam Davis.

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
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