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  1. SubscriberGhost of a Dukeonline
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    12 Jun '19 15:09
    @caesar-salad said
    If I am, it's news to me!

    (thanks for the youtube link -- I had not seen any of those ads)
    Howard actually went on to be a bit of a celebrity, on the back of those adverts.
  2. SubscriberGhost of a Dukeonline
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    12 Jun '19 15:11
    Repetition:

    topic: ghost/supernatural/scary

    keywords to be included: superstition - twilight - phantom

    max. number of contributions per author: 2

    amount of words: up to800

    Last date for entering the contest: 7th of July 23:59 RHP-Time.

    Post to Ponderable_Dickens@yahoo.com
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    12 Jun '19 16:16
    @caesar-salad said
    It took me until this morning to figure out what you meant, since I don't have a flickr account. I thought "Morris" was a Morris the Cat reference.

    I should clarify that I am not Morris who posted the two Emperor Moth videos on YouTube.

    Mistaken for someone else yet again,
    CS
    I thought you fitted his profile though.

    It was fun for a while.
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    12 Jun '19 18:162 edits
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Although there is no minimum word count, I think it unlikely that a really (really) short story would win the competition. (Possible, but unlikely). The main reason for this is that voters will usually recognize the time and effort an author has put into their entry. This probably wouldn't be the case if it was a poetry competition. (I actally prefer short poems if they are well written).
    At twilight the old house was musty,
    The caretaker looked sort of crusty
    Superstition or was he a real phantom
    And believe me it was no bantam
    I cried out dear God its old Rusty.
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    13 Jun '19 12:44
    @the-gravedigger said
    At twilight the old house was musty,
    The caretaker looked sort of crusty
    Superstition or was he a real phantom
    And believe me it was no bantam
    I cried out dear God its old Rusty.
    Reminds me of a hangout in Toronto's "Yorkville" district, in the 60s...Poet's Corner.
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    13 Jun '19 18:58
    @the-gravedigger said
    At twilight the old house was musty,
    The caretaker looked sort of crusty
    Superstition or was he a real phantom
    And believe me it was no bantam
    I cried out dear God its old Rusty.
    LOL....Not bad gravedigger!!! 😉

    -VR
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    @divegeester said
    I thought you fitted his profile though.

    It was fun for a while.
    Yes, I suppose I do to some extent. I'll see if I can come up with some more red herrings later on. 😉

    I saw that Morris has done some nice paintings, which I would not have seen without the flickr reference, so thank you for that. I drew and painted from teens through 20s, but haven't really done anything in that area for decades, despite having the supplies.
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    Superstitions are slowly dying
    But the phantoms are still bye-bye-ing
    So sorry to see that, though
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    The weather outside is frightful
    But the twilight is so delightful
    The lanterns are turned down low
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    When we finally say good-night
    I'll become part of the storm
    Waiting for absence of light
    Just to show my ghastly form

    Well my embers are slowly dying
    And it's well past the time for crying
    The phantoms know where to go
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    13 Jun '19 21:34
    @caesar-salad said
    Superstitions are slowly dying
    But the phantoms are still bye-bye-ing
    I'm sorry to see that, though
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    The weather outside is frightful
    But the twilight is so delightful
    The lanterns are turned down low
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    Well my embers are slowly dying
    And it's past the time for crying
    The phantoms know where to go
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
    Sounds quite familiar....You borrow that from someone? 😉

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    Sounds quite familiar....You borrow that from someone? 😉

    -VR
    Indeed! Credit due to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for the original:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @caesar-salad said
    Indeed! Credit due to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for the original:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!_Let_It_Snow!
    LOL...Of course it was a rhetorical question. 😉

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    LOL...Of course it was a rhetorical question. 😉

    -VR
    I added the chorus (third verse) and tuned it up a little. Of course now this makes my "real" entries look stodgy and lackluster by comparison. Oh well.
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    Dame Peel came in by way of some parkour onto the balcony. She was sure Steed would have approved. Poor old Steed. Those were some good times. Her catsuit fit a little more loosely now, but she could still survey his shabby and ill-kept apartment with the sharp mind of a scientist. "Nothing really to be done here," she thought, "It will all just crumble to dust eventually."
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    14 Jun '19 07:47
    The phantom of fear,
    promoted and expressed.
    Becomes superstition,
    at twilight...undressed.
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