Days Like These

 

My Feet and I

"Well, what a beautiful baby boy!" They exclaimed on the day of my birth. "A bouncing, bonnie little man." So I yelled for all I was worth. They...
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Cherry

A Bit Part in a B-Movie

I wanted to be the hard, handsome hero earning ten million dollars with sculpted sinew and rampaging manhood that invaded the badlands, swamps and...
Cherry

Ellie and Her Cohorts (haibun)

Ellie came for a sleepover. It was her turn, so she told us. Still a committed carnivore... Mrs Treaclechops defrosted a pack of thick-cut bacon and...

The World Has Missed You

Lockdown restrictions eased, so Mrs Treaclechops and I headed to the Isle of Wight for a few days. May weather is always variable… the sun may shine...

A Snippet on a Winter's Day

Mrs Treaclechops and I had lunch in an upmarket cafe' in Bournville Village, Birmingham today. It was full of trendy upwardly mobile young types and...

One Day in April

A quartet of grandchildren: Jack, Jacob, James and Sophie came for a play day. April sunshine was on offer, so we spent much of the time outdoors. An...

This Modern World (Tanka Sequence)

the Victorian tearoom transforms into the Happy Wok Takeaway... an English Rose orders chicken chow mein before reading her crystal ball... the...

Agnes (haibun)

Agnes is a diminutive lady in her early 80s, still able of limb and sharp of mind. She moved to Birmingham from rural Ireland in the late 1950s to...
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