Regardless of God

It was time to head back home. The walk with the kids at the nature reserve had been a little respite. Beautiful trees and birds, a change from lockdown telly and squabbles as we traipsed through the forest in search of a stone statue of a Green Knight which was...

Rwy’n Gartref

A poem written during the covid 19 lockdown when I was unable to visit my elderly, vulnerable parents and my childhood home. Imagining the day that I would be able to make that journey and shout 'Rwy'n Gartfef!' (I'm Home!) as I walked through the front door. Taking...

Sellotape

There is so much writing inspiration to be found in the everyday; things that lie doormat until one day they become useful in our writing lives. This morning on Twitter, Mathew Tobin shared a carefully crafted sign his five-year-old son had made: Warning.  The sign...

A Normal Child

Once I met a child who was normal. But not just normal. This child was the most normal child That I have ever met. Far more normal, in fact, than Any other child I have ever come across. Uncommonly normal. Impossibly normal. And If I’m honest All this excessive...

Chapter 9 – The Escape

Chapter 9 Rowan wanted to curl up under his blankets. He willed himself to remain awake as the shafts of light faded around the door jamb. Again, no one had come to check on him and his door wasn’t locked from the outside. He wrapped his bread in a cloth, tied it with...

The Sea

The Sea

Long ago there was a time when I thought that all cities and towns in the world were surrounded by the sea. I believed that everyone had a beach that they belonged to. The sea is an important part of me, I close my eyes and it's there, I hear the booming of the waves...

Gnomes

The poet extraordinaire, Brian Moses, published this poetry writing prompt on Twitter yesterday.  Following our brief exchange, this story literally fell out of me.  I would really appreciate some feedback.  It is a fifteen-minute first draft, as I was supposed to be...

I Don’t Want To

I'd planned to do some writing with my friend's daughters Reneé and Chloé today. When the morning came, neither Chloé or I were really in the mood.  To make things worse, when we tried talking about this we were thwarted by a dodgy Zoom connection. I know the girls...

Six Word Stories

A quickie from me today. Thanks for the inspiration Booklover2013! Hedgehog invaded Ant's nest, chaos ensued. 🦔😱   Gliding through the water, lightning struck. 🏊🏾🌩️   Koala dropped the last eucalyptus leaf. 🐨😨   Koalas beware; Lotta’s in New Zealand! 🐨🇳🇿   I...

Writing Realities

Writing Realities

Paper for children is like a mirror They see themselves in it They make faces in it They see things they wouldn’t otherwise see They make it reflect They hold it up to others But through their years at school The mirror is warped The mirror is cracked The mirror...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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