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Assorted writers' groups, the odd anthology, occasional readings. Lots of looking out of the window. Hello, and thanks for dropping by.
Readings of Episodes One and Two of the Pad Life Journals are now available on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-968566758 More to follow!
768 of my comments have received 820 Great Feedback votes
Orion keeps watch in the sky
Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2018
Orion keeps watch in the sky above our garage. When my kids were small I pointed him out and told them this, and they were staggered when they found out they could see him elsewhere. He remains their 'special' piece of the sky, and I hope they...Read full comment
Posted in I Saw My Old Mate Again
You and me both, Elsie. We
Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018
You and me both, Elsie. We are of that same generation. I was a Rape Crisis counsellor twenty odd years ago, and an 'activist' for some years before that, and I get sick of the 'great and the good' saying now that 'no-one knew' about systematic...Read full comment
Posted in Why Feminism - Me too?
This heartfelt elegy for a
Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018
This heartfelt elegy for a way of life now gone is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.
Schubert - I've changed the image slightly, only because when I checked it (fear of the site being...Read full comment
Posted in The Last Shift
Lovely to have you posting
Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018
Lovely to have you posting again, Alan! This was really interesting. Some great physical observation and then those astute observations about the anonymity of hotels, the possibilities of unknown rooms and the stories they might hold. A rich...Read full comment
Posted in Checking In
Those anniversaries always
Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Those anniversaries always lodge in our hearts. I have a similar one myself coming up in a couple of weeks. It sounds as though you are at peace with your lovely memories, however hard it has been.Read full comment
Posted in The Anniversary(ies)
A thoughtful story, with some
Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018
A thoughtful story, with some really nice touches. There's a build up of tension, especially when she finds the front door open, and the reader knows then that there is something not quite right. The idea of the ghost child being lost is very...Read full comment
Posted in Homeward
Reminds me of a conversation
Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Reminds me of a conversation I once had with a taxi driver, when we were reminiscing about one of the first nightclubs to open in our town. We wondered if we might have once bumped into each other there, back in the day.
Him: Ah,...Read full comment
Posted in A Younger Man's Trousers