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How to be Happy

A gloom can descend on Itchy Ankle at this time of year, when we don’t quite believe spring is coming, and we are still paying off the bills we ran up over Christmas. Dirty impacted snow lines the roads, the … Continue reading

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She’s not Bitter–much

Woke up to this from Doris: “Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you  for organising what has been a pulsatingly exciting poetry competition. I apologise for being so tetchy towards the end. I was already fraught, even before the shambolic … Continue reading

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Excuses, excuses.

Ok, I admit it. I tired of the First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest (with entries welcome on and from Washington DC) before I had completely finished the judging process. I therefore managed to miss my own deadline for announcing … Continue reading

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Maryland’s Living Fossil

The First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest is to be judged this evening and I have a full day’s work ahead of me. (Well, I’m actually going sailing–but I’ll get back to it after 8 hours in the sun and a … Continue reading

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Haiku for the Nation’s Capital

No-one knows what was In Washington D.C. then Only what’s there now. Before the Mall and Long before the Monument Did dinosaurs roam? Up on the Hill were There old and gnarly relics With sad too small brains? In the … Continue reading

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Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Potamac Rockcreek Evening. Huge In Swampy Terrain One Rough-skinned Iguana Crawls.  When Any Small High-strung Insect Nears, Gnarly Tongue Obtrudes Noiselessly. Death. Certain. To write your account of Prehistoric Washington DC, check out the rules here

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Entries are flooding in

  A very mystical entry from a modern day Itchy Ankle resident who may have accidentally eaten an ancient hallucenogenic–hard to say. Tucked away in a circle in my little boat, I had a dream:   Somwhere in the times to … Continue reading

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Look to your Laurels: Doris will be hard to beat

The latest entry from Doris Brazil who hopes to scoop all the awards when the winner of the first annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest is announced tomorrow evening. While I never heard of a volcano in DC, I have to admit … Continue reading

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We’ve been discovered…

Great news. Entrants in the First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Contest have been invited to join a Poet’s rally, courtesy of a patron of the arts called Jingle who is obviously deeply moved by the images evoked by our talented writers: Itchy Ankle in a time … Continue reading

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Practically Prehistoric in Itchy Ankle

 Some excellent (well, near excellent) entries in the First Annual Itchy Ankle Writing Competition, which closes on Sunday, so get your entries in asap. The rules, such as they are, are below. The only problem I can find with the … Continue reading

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