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Another Time

Fuckwittery lurks beneath the undertone of the brothel hanging in the air like scarlet icicles inside a sarcophagus (if such things ever existed). Shut the front door. Whisper ach a vie and let malevolent thoughts orbit. Unrequited. This feeling sinks … Continue reading

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The Right Way

Content Warning: This essay deals with issues around sexual assault and triggers. I didn’t have an answer for her. Instead of repeating the question, we sat together in awkward silence. It was probably only uncomfortable for me though. She was … Continue reading

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Two Blue Sofas

It had been a long time since she had driven past that sideroad but today a diversion, put in place due to roadworks, had taken her to a section of the city she had almost forgotten. At the end of … Continue reading

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Waiting with the Flowers

The floral pattern on her cotton dress almost matched the scene around her; Beautiful bouquets filled with gerbera of every shade of the rainbow laced the florist’s counter. Outside the shop’s window, there was snow on the ground. “Can I … Continue reading

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New year. New me?

About halfway through 2017, I decided to take a step back from the blog with the aim of focusing on The Novel. I am pleased to say that although I’m a couple of months behind my initial deadline, I am … Continue reading

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365 Days of Inspiration: Our Readers’ Favorite Stories on Writing and Building Community

So proud to have been part of this in 2017. https://wp.me/p3Ca1O-81F

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The Drive

It always ends the same. On the rare occasions when I need to take a long drive, silence will eventually envelop the inside of the car when, after a few hours, I lose my voice to the radio of my youth. … Continue reading

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So… I made it into a book (eek!)

  Last year, a writing friend suggested submitting something for this. The plan was that once 100 stories had been received, it would be published. Well, folks, that’s exactly what happened. The challenge was conceived by award-winning editor, writer and poet, … Continue reading

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Youth

As teenagers, we used to smoke together under the old oak tree on the village green. You would light my cigarette for me and take one, long drag before handing it over. It glowed like a candle. I miss that. … Continue reading

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Flag

I think a part of me wanted to face my past but I didn’t yet know that I wasn’t ready. For too long my life had been left at half-mast in a permanent state of limbo. It was time to … Continue reading

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