Monthly Archives: March 2014

And Your Point Is?

“The first same sex weddings will be able to take place from Saturday 29 March 2014 (subject to the approval of Parliament). This follows the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which received Royal Assent on 17 … Continue reading

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Say Good Morning to the Stars

This story appears in the Stories for Homes Anthology, edited by Debi Alper and Sally Swingewood.  All proceeds from the book go towards supporting the work of Shelter. Available via Amazon.    My mother wasn’t always drunk, but that’s like saying … Continue reading

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First Born

For my sister   A middle child falls between a tick and a tock a right foot, a left a hard place and a rock a descant, a bass clef. I watched your firstborn feet go first, your older, steady … Continue reading

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I Love You With All My Nose

For my loved ones I love you with all my nose. See how it gleams and glows All through the frost night my nose glimmers brightly; my sparkles of love fly over the city to you. I love you with … Continue reading

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The Spider

A true story Dear teeny little spider on the bathroom wall however did you get there? This house has no flies. Whatever shall you eat? Dust? Belly button fluff? Dear teeny little spider on the bathroom wall where is your … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Teachers

Who knows?  Not me.    When the dining hall is silent                                                           … Continue reading

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The Saga of Jennifer Jones

Do not underestimate small girls   Jennifer Jones, all skin and bones, lived at number twenty-three. Her dad dropped dead, her mum got wed to Jason Pitts from Leigh-on-Sea. Jennifer Jones, all skin and bones, ran away from twenty-three. She … Continue reading

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