Monthly Archives: December 2013

Coupe de Ville

The car speeds along the freeway.  Chuck’s Coupe DeVille is modern, comfortable and clean.  Mom would approve.  Heck, she did approve.  Least I think she did.  The look of horror on Chuck’s face when he pulled up this morning, Mom … Continue reading

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Starling Lady

Starling Lady I think the birds will miss her most Singing as she pulled the weeds Disturbing insects, snails and seeds A patient robin on a mossy post   The village whispered her name Teabags used and used again ‘til … Continue reading

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The stuff kids say (part two).

So I’m outside my local Coop, having a crafty tin, when this 11-12yo lad walks up to me, calls me “mate”, offers me a quid and asks whether I’ll pop inside and buy him some Rizlas. I can “keep the … Continue reading

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The stuff kids say.

Overheard outside my local Co-op. A pair of single-digit-aged children – their exact words (I was so impressed I noted it):   “Don’t you think it’s annoying that, just because you’re kids, adults think it’s alright to cut in front … Continue reading

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The unkindest defence cut of all.

This poem has been credited to a number of people including Pam Ayres. It was in fact written by M.Sig P. I. Fisher [known as Ian or Paddy among other things] during his time at RAF Wyton. Since retiring from … Continue reading

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Who do you write for?

I posted this comment in response to the same title question at Damyanti’s excellent blog http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/ “I’m not really a writer, but I have had the odd feature and article published in a local magazine.  I have written a couple … Continue reading

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Moments

There are moments in my life, unexpected, unnerving moments, when I find myself looking in from the outside; when I find myself watching me going about my life. I’m observing me, from a distance. You have to understand that these are … Continue reading

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