Still Here…..

You may be forgiven for thinking I'd left the blogosphere for good, and I wouldn't blame you at all, but it's been all on for young and old. So much has happened in the past month that the only way to tackle it is via the trusty bullet point. So here we go.... We moved.... Continue Reading →

The Red Door

* This is a story for my dearest friend, Gina, who has found true love again after surviving what can only be described as a calamitous divorce. What Gina has taught me is that it is very important in life to never give up hope, especially when it comes to the big things like career,... Continue Reading →

Right Hand Turn

Haven't done a Magpie for a while but I couldn't resist this picture. For more Magpie Tales click on the link. It was the last time Hank touched her. They were standing at the intersection of Smith and Taylor streets, the one where the arrows to the city and away again were stencilled on the... Continue Reading →

One Day You Will Look Back

One day you will look back and everything will be okay. I promise you. An image you held in your head, cushioned with all the walls and barricades you could build; that appeared in black and white, will slowly over the years turn back to colour. Taking the colour out of things is something I... Continue Reading →


This is the visual prompt from Magpie Tales this week. Here is my story..... It had been a glimpse. So quick it might not have happened. Her mother's face a white triangle in the dining room mirror. Caught like a ghost as she ran out of the French doors and into the garden. Hannah saw... Continue Reading →


Today was my last day at work at the paper. Oh, I felt sad about it. It's the people I'll miss, not necessarily the work. I like editing work but it can become tedious, especially when the proofreading becomes habitual and there are imperfectly positioned apostrophes everywhere you look. Print, blurred lines, fingers smelling of... Continue Reading →

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