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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.
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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
We've all been there! The
Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018
We've all been there! The picture in our minds is perhaps not quite what others see. Lots of fun and life in this.
Small typo - in the first line of the last verse, should it be 'her' rather than 'het'?Read full comment
Posted in Rock 'n' Roll
I'm not vegan, or even
Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018
I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian, but I've never understood people who say others shouldn't be vegan because it's not 'natural'. It's not 'natural' for human animals to have flush toilets or central heating, but no-one seems to have a problem...Read full comment
Posted in .14 why am I 'vegan'?
It does feel like things are
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018
It does feel like things are changing, one way or another. It seems as though there are two forces engaged in a giant tug of war, and at the moment it's unclear which one will win. All that tradition is indeed comforting to many people, but it'...Read full comment
Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been