Sister

Little sister/daughter/girlblack ringlets frame your faceand gap-toothed smile.Bundled up in pink/purple puffy coatslike melted marshmallowswe explore our garden/jungle/forestmittened hands clasped.Little ladybirdscurrying behind the treesyou gleefully begin our game ofpretendingto be spies/heroes/mermaidsbefore retiring for the dayinto our lilac sanctuary/roomgiggling into the night scribing bunk-bed messagesfor the future. Sister/daughter/womanblack ringlets frame your faceand pierced nose.Cross-legged and poised … Continue reading Sister

A Marriage

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

Violet – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 5

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