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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018
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Tim Gardiner
Manningtree, Essex, UK


Refurb

The Feathers seems oddly unchanged despite a recent overhaul. The dart board and pool table are in their usual location by the fire exit. A buffet covered in cling film is laid out nearby. It's a small but intimate gathering; she would have loved that. You mention my first girlfriend; I play our song, "Fields of Gold," on the jukebox closely followed by "Town Called Malice" for the boys. The pool competition is hotly contested as always, the cue striking white ball with the same satisfying sound.

our youth
hidden behind
the eight ball

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