Category Archives: Stories & Poetry

Nosey Parker Poem

I felt inspired by too much time in coffee shops due to the grey skies (the weather has been so random!).   With so much time people watching I penned a small selection of poetry during a 30 day challenge to put smiles on peoples faces (and help us all brave the weird weather!). A […]
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Barmouth Tides

Barmouth is a coastal town in Wales. The sands dune down to the sea and a succession of plants through time have colonised the salty land. My first school field trip measured the number of wriggling Nereis worms we found in each of the quadrat metal squares we flung one by one into the air. […]
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Brave New Brexit

Britain seems to be facing a long goodbye with the EU and the European group itself seems to be changing.  Obviously Britain is still ‘in’ Europe geographically.. No one can change that but everything else seems to be in flux.  A hearty (British?) Breakfast seems to be in order. As I type with the news rapidly firing off […]
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Autumn makes space for sunny stories

It was something I had struggled with in the past.   Feng Shui was what I badly needed in my life. Order, symmetry, and clear surfaces promise so much yet the simple journey to get to this destination I did not have time for.   As a fellow Blogger, Writer or Artist you may agree that there […]
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Napoli unplugged

fSmall audio tape and film follows the feelings of a couple parting over coffee in Naples.  Their emotions reflected the distorted beauty around the cafe. With the blue moon appearing later in the month the moment felt strangely timely to write about people embracing a new opportunity, even if they felt they had no choice […]
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Old Volcano

Here is my story of Strombolicchio, a symbolic old volcano stuck out in the sea, told from the perspective of climbing the new volcano it gave birth to.   A small sea stack in the middle of the sea was facing me.  When I swam around it I found out it was a symbol of energy […]
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Thrift Story Candy

  The thrift store was somewhere my Auntie found a last gasp of job satisfaction after caring for people one to one for most of her life. Now she was helping people with pain indirectly it seemed to take the weight off her shoulders. She looked younger and wore a lot of pink. The shop […]
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Over Due

Lately being late to leave the library has taught me a few things!     Don’t eat that Donut With a detox straight out of the box comes a beauty shot like a bullet to the heart. When you’re starved the head pulls a text book apart. Only cheese makes life easy. Now that I know what love isn’t joy […]
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Happy Pancake Poem!

  Flipping light   A long streak of white moon slides drops of silver on to a hairy earth. When a sly street lamp scatter guns neon candy it bounces off unsuspecting geometric symmetric random roof tops. Neglected horizons fall in line for sunrise. Everything too tall to beat to the bird song Is painted orange. […]
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Bessa Can’t Dance

  This is part of a novel I am slowly working on that reflects the theme of ‘honey and vinegar’, and looks at the role of kindness from others in building a life.     Her parents had such a lust for life no one was around to pick her up from dance lessons or […]
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