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Gayle Letherby

I am a writer in various ways. I am a sociologist who publishes mostly in the areas of reproduction and non/parental identity; methodology and travel and transport. I  have been writing fiction and prose for a few years now and draw on my own experience - both personal and academic - in my work. Other inspriations come from the books I enjoy and the news items that make me cross. I've have recently begun to also write short pieces of memoir.

Gayle Letherby

My stories

Decisions, Decisions...

Marni moves around the kitchen slowly; rubbing her temples in the hope that it will ease her aching head. It’s been a hard week, what with the dinner...

Non, je ne regrette rien

‘It won’t be long now’, Belle hears the nurse say as she drifts back into the darkness. She knows she is dying. It’s fine. She’s warm and comfortable...

On Being ‘Alone’

A death at any age, if it could and should have been avoided, is a death too soon. The life of a person with no children, parents, siblings or...

The Interview

Tasmin’s hands shake a little as she lifts the over-full glass to take a sip of water, a few drops falling on her new skirt. Maintaining what she...

The New Boy

For the umpteenth time Gareth checks his teeth, straightens his new tie and fiddles, even though there is no need, with his hair. He rinses and dries...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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Thanks and 12 things ...

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018

Thanks so much for comments and cherries xxx I'm still working on the 12 things. I want to learn a couple of things, go to a couple of places new to me. I'll keep you informed, as I'm hoping to write up my experience of each one. . . .

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I love this

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018

I love this Di. Glad you took that break! Gayle 

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Posted in a break from hoovering

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Brilliant Ewan. Reminds me of

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

Brilliant Ewan. Reminds me of Dick Gaughan's 'The Diggers'. Gayle

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Posted in Gods And Men