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An Inelegant Deficiency: Anxiety, Writing, & Loss

“It’s an act of faith. It’s going on when you no longer believe. It’s walking right into that wilderness.” – Natalie Goldberg, “Wild Mind” “I’ve had an elegant sufficiency, and anything else would be flippity floppity.” – my mum-in-law What … Continue reading

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Books v Kebab Boxes

I was quite glad I hoovered the carpet, the day before we had three paramedics in our bedroom. They weren’t there for any kind of hi-jinks: my idea of a good time doesn’t involve having three ECGs in the course … Continue reading

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The Sound of Your Own Wheels

“I am not you, thou art not he or she; they are not they.” (1) This is the song that came on the radio, whilst I was sitting in a cafe earlier this week. Somehow, it seemed apt Gods bless … Continue reading

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A Slice of Christmas Cake

More November fiction for you A Slice of Christmas Cake She baked it back in October, when things were merely bad, rather than downright awful. It was something she looked forward to each year: a precursor of the festivities to … Continue reading

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