Tag Archives: parenthood

Poisoned with nails

Rachael’s Mum slips down between the cracks of the pavement, melting like paper in the rain. She is a minefield poisoned with nails. The doctor can’t control her with drugs so she uses her wit like a crowbar to open … Continue reading

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School Bully

Twins under verbal attack. At the bus stop on the first week of school. They look smart in grey and red as they are beaten down. No one turns as the bully tears a strip – it is their mother … Continue reading

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Child’s Treasure

Beneath the loose floorboard an egg box treasure chest reveals a bent penny washer a hosepipe adaptor a pink badge with a star on it and the keys from the bathroom that have been missing for weeks. – Benjamin F … Continue reading

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