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The White Rolls Royce (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

The White Rolls Royce "...all are subject to the tyranny of fashion... and it is a doubly despotic dictator, since it commands women, who in turn...
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BERNARD Part 2 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

‘“Of course, you do your best to destroy each other without knowing it,” said Georgia … far from being an indictment, the comment merely acknowledges...

Camping in a Parallel Universe (Poem and short life-story)

Camping. Reading the signs in nature. A feather that lays where it fell from some bird, An omen. This is the land where I see shapes in the trees...
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Working for my Dad.

Working for Dad Dad’s van driver delivered meat for those customers in and around the area who couldn’t call into the shop because of age, physical...
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Why was the girl at the railway station crying?

Why was the girl at the railway station crying? Maybe just a woman but not yet two decades old. Why was the girl at the railway station crying?...
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Eleven Plus and Me.

Seeing the GCSE results on the TV today reminded me of an exam I took in 1969. It was the Eleven- plus. I was a bright kid at eight and nine and when...

Being Other

Expectation (on multiple levels), preparation, anticipation, expectation (joyful this time) once more. Loss, pain (lots of pain, the physical far...
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Abbey Cat

The woods were always flooded by us. It was a strange valley where the trees would rot whilst standing, growing skywards yet ready to fall. To fail...
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Healer, Heal Thyself

Once upon a time I thought the world was fixable, I took my big fixing mind and I started to look at where I would fit into the fixing team that was...
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Relative Poverty | Reflecting on Childhood Experiences

I am, I accept, very privileged. I live in a well furnished and accessorised home that I can afford to keep warm in winter. I earn more than enough...