The question I cannot ask:what does that make me?The hinderance, the baggage,the uncategorised?Should I have guessed?There were hints over the yearsrivulets leading me to Heras I forced my way upstream back to Him. You came hometo me, wearing your surprise,your hair now long, gorgeouslyblonde, makeup better than mine.Is it selfish to cry? I don’t know.For … Continue reading A Marriage
Breathe in and out and notice Five things you can see cracked floorboards stretch away hair balls simmer along skirting boards iced with dust lost socks marooned under my bed Four things you can hear downstairs’ TV muffling outsides’ traffic distancing my breathing suffocating rain falling Three things you can touch cracks between the cracked … Continue reading Mindfulness
Week 5 Prompt: Write a story about your favourite fictional character. “Ms Baudelaire, your brother rang, they’re about ten minutes away,” her assistant said, poking her head through the library door. “Thank you, Esme.” The name still made Violet shudder despite hiring her over two months ago. However, a name, no matter how repugnant its … Continue reading Violet – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 5
You say, Meet me here. It’s not far. You can work out the route. You say this at the far end of the sofa the middle has sunk down to form a cavern that I cannot navigate. Separated by this cavern by this cushion your arm straddles the gap to my side like a handlebar … Continue reading What can I do to help?
Mermaid, you married your house and you divorced yourself. As I pull you onboard, you seem battered by brooms, pale and lifeless, hanging like linen as I had expected. Draped around you is a flannel shirt and apron made of hot-pots and Tupperware boxes covered in eggs and spit. White dish cloths cling to your … Continue reading Housewife Lost at Sea
Week 4 Prompt: Write a “tabloid” story about your favourite celebrity. 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon Science - doesn't exactly fill you with excitement, does it? So when I tell you it’s now cool to dig science, don’t panic just yet, because let me introduce you to your new, certified, eco-royalty … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 4
★★★★ The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood, is the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale that I never realised I needed. To say I was excited for this book to be released would be a huge understatement. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. This was one of those books where I stayed up until 1am just to finish … Continue reading The Testaments – BOOK REVIEW