Monthly Archives: October 2012

River

For my cousin, Suzy Barratt   It was just so: suddenly the air was soft mown grass although the tower blocks,┬áthe shouting and the dogs held the evening ugly   a smile pulled my face and I stepped into an … Continue reading

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All Your Days

For my cousin, Suzy Barratt   Not you, but us moving out of the harbour. Cold hands haul knots and rope, we shout farewell and wave and weep for this day. The horizon will not return us and you will … Continue reading

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Metal Guru

This short story has a lot of truth in it, but it isn’t true. The village of Ettington does exist, it’s in Warwickshire, and I used to go to a youth club disco there when I was twelve. The cider … Continue reading

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invisible kisses

In an earlier incarnation – i.e. in my twenties, I might have claimed that marriage is an institution, and women don’t need to be put in institutions. And I would have been quite right, up to a point. The whole … Continue reading

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Dead Truck on Shaw Island

This short story was inspired by the facebook status of an old school friend of mine, now living in the USA. I loved the mysterious and slightly sinister, impending-disaster sound of it, and spent a few weeks mulling over the … Continue reading

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