Tag Archives: parenting

She Smiles for the First Time

The bar is sepia but satellite brings a slice of real life as two supporters wait for kick-off and organise drinks. They have a young girl with them who fidgets until she spills her cola. When the barman brings her … Continue reading

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A Man Trapped in the Instant of Falling

The car is parked and I’m in the driver’s seat. People swirl with bags of clothes and toys for pets. Flat pack furniture washes against the paint work. In the rear mirror I see you’re asleep. I don’t know who … Continue reading

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Shrapnel Cheese

Shrapnel cheese and pork pie fragments. Feeding frenzy around a table, patchwork papered with crepe. I look for someone I know as I load up your plate with marshmallows in pink and white. Skip sweets in a bowl which look … 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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