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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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A Tale of Two Libraries

“There is no love without loss.” When I walked into the British Library, or, later that same day, the Poetry Library, I wasn’t thinking of my sister, who’s a medical librarian. I wasn’t even thinking of my late mother, who … Continue reading

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Leaves Like Shoppers – a Poetic Blog

“All the tree knew was that it thrilled with life” – Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology The picture above was taken earlier today. I happened to be taking photos of the garden when Al – aka the Cat Who … Continue reading

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On the House

Part 1 of some Sunday fiction for you, from my alternative version of Doncaster “You’re a right arrogant cuss, Gary Sanders, coming in ‘ere, throwing your money about like there’s no tomorrow,” the landlord said. “Which there may not be, … Continue reading

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Finger Mouse, Albert the Bear, & the Angel Men

Some fiction for your inner child Finger Mouse was bored. That was partly because he wasn’t really Finger Mouse, but a bit of pink felt which Sarah’s gran had stitched together, when Sarah was five. The little girl loved Finger … Continue reading

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