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Something to Hold
By the fifth day, no one was singing any more. There had been little enough spirit for it from the start, but a song to march to was customary, and custom overcame inclination – for a while. From the first day the mountains stole our words and threw them back at us with a mocking […]
This was supposed to be a brief and jolly post, just enough to point you to this fantastic listing of independently published and small press books, available right now for your reading and gift-buying pleasure. … but then, I was going to talk about #indieluv, as well. I don’t often talk about #indieluv (I usually […]
Autumn in August
Lime keys spiralling down from the autumn sky. Autumn. Hear that, Lady Vagabond? Time to stir your stumps. But even the old formula can’t lift my sour mood, can’t bring even the fleeting pretence of a smile. I only find myself wondering when I learnt to wish my life away so fast. It must have […]
Though he had promised me peace to read, he hesitated in the doorway. “Try to remember that it’s not all black and white, try to think – ” This from my father, who had not brought me up to see the world in shades of grey. My contempt froze the words on his lips, and […]