Tag Archives: fiction

Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Time for Tea

The story of the 2002 Cowgate fire is told through the lives of 3 fragile lives shattered by the event. ‘Succinct’ – Paul Vale of ‘The Stage’ Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street – July 30th 12.30 – £7 (£5)  Book Now Flames burn for 52 hours after a spark devastates a city. A young girl […]
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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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Beyond my Fringe

I am living in a tiny dorm room for a month. The man in front of me picking up hid key asks if there is air con. The receptionist says there’s a window you can open.   As I trail through a maze of corridors with 2 backpacks I wonder if I truly needed 3 […]
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Saint Frideswides Love

Walking past Christ Church with the sun bouncing off the stone made me become an instant  tourist and find out more about the stories inside the building.  The architecture maybe familiar from the Harry Potter films and TV show ‘Morse’.  The college is where many medieval stories are staged and a review of ‘Murder in […]
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Free Traffic

Due to a delayed flight I spent an unexpected overnight stop in pitch darkness at Palermo.  I was not alone, the route to the city was jammed.       There was plenty of time to take photos.  Looking at them now it feels like I visited two different places though my heart sees one. […]
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Countdown to Christmas for Canines

  Winter knocked on the door of the tall house.   In the forest all was lost except the tiny puppy. The starving dog found a home in the old kennel left by an owner who had moved after the land was sold by the Duke.   The hunting dogs at the Palace were prepared […]
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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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Flower Power

I found pressed flowers in the attic during a clear out and these dusty first few pages of a novel that look at the power of a flower in a theatre.   A closer view of the stage can be found here!   The school Jack once studied at stood in Edinburgh like a tombstone in evil grey stone. […]
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Dodgy Doges and Fresher Frescoes

    Towers are lowering to the ground in the flood. The availability of rooms we all enjoy amongst the frescoes are slipping away. Art defines who we are, our faces stare like emperors lost in a terrible moment of catastrophe. The strength of Venice is to the hilt. Suddenly her boats are ripped up […]
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