Category Archives: Stories & Poetry

READING- Authors take on The High Street

The Great British High Street writers are announced today Enjoy work from these talented writers – Winners of a call out via Young Vic website – My Local’s Now A Wetherspoons   by David Keenan Brown Bread   by Gemma Murray Finding Oneself   by Martha Patterson Margot’s   by Tasmin Lynne Margaret Pinder Listen on iTunes here Performing them […]
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Shop Local! Podcast Global!

C&A, BHS, Saxone, Dasco.. all gone Today Beale’s and Boswell’s face closure. Oxford’s oldest independent department store will be no more.. I had a lovely morning in their hand made chocolate department and wandered up to write this short poem .. Staff like friends Play let’s pretend As plastic soldiers Guard the stairs In a […]
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Zoo Project

It will be beautiful. He says. Write for me he asks. Everything falls naturally and works its way out. He promises. We talk and overlap like waves. except it will depend on where we are standing. and what place is around us as we walk. The poem feels urgent. Walk with me and take a […]
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Old Amber

Through a piece of old Amber where all insect life is preserved. I wondered what those stages of life revealed. Inspired by January and the history of insects inspiration uncurled. I needed some extra light for January and turned to an antique ring for magic. “The worm’s turn.” The click Of midnight sticks The firefly’s […]
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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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