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Labyrinth

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

Labyrinth

Holding on to a thread, to lead you to your Ithaka, to where the psyche can bloom and glow.   This thread, your silent guide in a maze of endless turns. Some lead to fertile trees with fruits and some to rotten and dark roots. So you need this line as guide, and so your hand becomes your eye.   Holding on to a thread, half made of heart and half of conscience hoping it will be strong enough.  

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Guernsey Literary Festival – what a feast!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you to the organisers of the fabulous Guernsey Literary Festival 2012! To find myself in the company of Marina Lewycka (excellent workshop – and she even looked at some of my work!), to be able to ask Louis de Bernieres questions (so how did he cope with the stuff that gave me nightmares in his masterpiece Birds without Wings?), to find out about historic fiction and crime fiction writing from Matthew Hall and William Ryan, to discuss short  stories with Chuma Nwokolo, to be impressed by fantastic poetry, it was simply writers and...

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“Wherever I go you cause me pain”

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

“Wherever I go you cause me pain”

Waiting for the New Year to come, we lay the table. But our hands hurt and our table is small. In silence we pretend to look outside. But outside no trees stand and no birds fly. Outside is cold and dark.   Inside we try to make a fire, with damp wood and a few matches.   But cold and darkness are already there. Our beds and clothes smell of them and the more we try the more they spread. And so, our wounds open, and so, all the salt of the world is pouring in.   And we took our name from the door, so that they can’t find...

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Guernsey legends revisited

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Our Work, Short Stories | 0 comments

Guernsey legends revisited

Inspired by the legend of the Guernsey Lily as well as a friend's first-hand account of a supernatural encounter, this local story didn't win me the Eisteddfod trophy I had hoped to regain, but at least got me a First Class certificate and lots of fun in playing around with the material!

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An Odd Day

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Childrens's Stories, Our Work | 0 comments

An Odd Day

A writing exercise around 3 objects developed into this children's story - read on to join Bobby on her surreal experience which signals a fresh start for the shy schoolgirl.

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WiFi gratuit

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Short Stories | 0 comments

WiFi gratuit

A holiday-inspired short story about the joys of common interests (or lack of...)

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Grandma’s lucky doll

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Awards, Short Stories | 0 comments

Grandma’s lucky doll

Based on the true story of my husband's grandmother who evacuated Guernsey in June 1940. Awarded the Advocate Perrot trophy in the 2010 Guernsey Eisteddfod.

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Pirates

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Childrens's Stories, Longer Stories | 0 comments

Pirates

A dive into the imagination. Three chapters of a new book.

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Our garden

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

Our garden

In search of the "garden of our childhood"

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Defying Absence

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

Defying Absence

... Life's gentle onward march

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