Monthly Archives: January 2018

Doris 2

‘Do you perceive any difficulties with the novel?’ Doris corrected her spectacles again. ‘It’s set in an English city about which most people around the world have never heard.’ Doris stirred the boiling pan of baby potatoes. ‘People know London, … Continue reading

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Doris

‘Evening Doris!’  I closed the door with my foot as I struggled in the hallway with four bags of shopping. Within two seconds Doris was there, ready to help, glinting cuboid arms and rod-like finger outstretched. ‘Good evening Miss Hazel.’ … Continue reading

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Springflod by Pia Tafdrup

The Four Cradles The cradle idyl, The blue cradle bobbing silver Taking down the stars For the sleeping child In the cradle idyl The quilt is a cloud And the pillow the whitest wing On sheets of velour Are printed … Continue reading

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Sentences

The words tumbled down around me. Lexicon, paragraphs; the sentence echoed in my ears. Throwing the book at me, the accusations upheld. I didn’t deserve the weight of the law. Under lock and key were my private thoughts; My diary … Continue reading

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Wild Woods

I stepped out from the wild woods and I planted my feet onto the shoreline. The little waves licked at my toes where the elves had nibbled. The beach was naked, an expanse of yellow sand without seaweed or rocks … Continue reading

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Competition!

My first novel, Coming Back To Life is set in the English city of Stoke-on-Trent – a historic, working class city. Stoke-on-Trent and the area around it are known informally by two words. What are these two words? Send your … Continue reading

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