Life As We Know It

Short stories on various facets of modern day life

A DAY TO REMEMBER....OR JUST FORGET!!

Stepping from the black cab, after a very relaxing journey on the Gatwick express, made even more so by the refreshing vodka tonic consumed on route, I am confronted by this apparition of mass bodies

A Father Lost Without A Mother

It is the day to celebrate one half of parentage But my one half is about to lose his better half Sixty two years of wedded bliss The final fathers day without his lifelong soulmate

A MUM IS FOR LIFE

The spoken word is difficult sometimes, especially when it carries the things we do not wish to talk about.

AN ASTONISHING FIND

PREFACE: I discovered this handwritten piece inside of a tatty wallet, buried in the handbag belonging to my Dearest Mum, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago.
Cherry

Dark Satanic Mills

And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time.

WHAT LIES BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL

A soul lost in the deluge of time and tide. Wandering in a daze of unanswered questions. Too many and far more complex to make sense of.

Out Of Africa

What is a Township?
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Lucas Has Worked His Way Up From...

Why do I have to stock shelf after endless shelf on a daily basis?

Well Stocked With Books To Suit Every Taste

Rows and rows of battered books filled every shelf floor to ceiling.

The Latch Key Kid

"He's a right little beggar and that's a fact" These were the strongest words I had ever heard coming out of mam's mouth, who never swore on account...
Cherry

TRANSITION

TRANSITION >! ! DAY 1... Monday 6th July A walk of finality had taken place on Saturday morning. Such closeness, hands gently intertwined,...

THE GRASSY FIELD OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS

;I came upon a picture of a young lady lay in a meadow, deep in thought, with the caption.. " I know the voices in my head aren't real but sometimes...

DEFIANCE

We tread upon the path to somewhere Dreams and schemes are ours to bear Witness to a life we purposely treasure Nothing we do is half a measure So...

NORTHERN DEAR DIARY

&nbsp NORTHERN DEAR DIARY SATURDAY 9/2/13 Sleep Eludes Me Arrive quite late this evening, filled with great trepidation as I pull into the...

FARMER GILES

Farmer Giles...... A nickname for a regular customer, who definitely doesn't own a farm, as he lives in the town and loves to hoard things. He pops...

The Ride Of Our Lives

Giddy Up.. Giddy Up my four legged friend. Where shall we ride out to on this fine day? Along tracks and trails, over the hills and far away Hold on...

Time And Tide Waits For No One

We tread this earth with its timeless mansions of labyrinth Make our mark with many a tale to tell... the fruits of our loins bear witness What a...

The Sunshine Of Your Smile

I see the moon and the moon sees me The sunshine of your smile is my sight to see Warmth of diverse character upon me bestow New places of learning...

A Hobbit Of Habit

I am a Hobbit of habitual tree trunk habitat. My home is made out of the finest natural barking wood. Hollowed out to perfection as I set my...

THE LAST DANCE

Dear Northern Diary.. Sitting in the morning sun, with a gentle breeze wafting around my face, looking out over the technicolor pots of azaleas in Pa...

A MOTHERS WEDDING SPEECH FOR HER DAUGHTER

A MOTHERS SPEECH When Elise first met Christopher at Evolution.. She said he was a good looking Barman with prospects, but I'm guessing more like he...

YOU ARE A FRIEND INDEED

YOU ARE A FRIEND INDEED When life deals us an extremely low blow Who do you turn to.. Who is wise to know Ask of me a helping hand Do not bury your...