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two words

These are short stories based on putting two words randomly together from two random lists. I then wrote a sentence containing the two words. Then I made a page-long (A6) story out of it. They were mostly written during meetings

ham–claw
The old farmer hid his gold down a well. He fed the beasts alone and wrote sad sonnets. His hands were like hams and could only write slowly and claw the air. His cows seemed to milk themselves. A man came round every day for the churns and bringing butter, and he dreamed of the future and drew old scars in the air with his claw hands. The sea ran down his window every six hours, curling the seaweed out of the gutters and he wrote on, of lonelier and darker men in smaller and washier cottages all alone.

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