Coffee Break Chatter

Poetry

Coffee break chatter

Heroes and villains

On 25th June 2021

I have always been fascinated by the dividing line between heroes and villains. One of my favourite villains is Loki in the Marvel Universe. A complex character who is emotionally damaged and acts out of that place of hurt. Because…

Short Stories

Iced gems

On 6th April 2021

The letter from the school is a chastisement. Iced Gems are not considered a suitably nutritional element of a packed lunch. Too sugary. Empty calories. Please do better in future. I crumple the letter and toss it in the bin….

Short Stories

Cat filters and rainbows

On 26th March 2021

Stephanie wanted to believe there was light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, she was squinting into the distance for all she was worth. Her head ached from the effort of it. She wondered if it had been…

Poetry

Breadcrumbs of hope

On 13th February 2021

Choose to follow the breadcrumbs of hope scattered by those who refuse to be buried beneath the weight of pessimism and despair. Not always easy to spot, but look close, they are there, waiting to lead you home. Author’s note:…

Poetry / Uncategorised

Saved by a D minor chord

On 29th January 2021

I fell into silence; allowed it to devour me. Told myself it was better to shed the complexity of language. But, the beauty of a D minor chord slipped through my defences, begging for a companion, pleading for a lyric….

Poetry

Hush

On 22nd January 2021

I am always moving Time says hush. Slumped in darkness, alone on the sofa, a little silence enrobes me. Here I am on hiatus Hush yourself, Father Time. Soon everything will move again, the cymbal of time will ring, and…

Poetry

The knock

On 2nd January 2021

Be in the moment. Even on the grey rainy days Because a knock may come on the door of your life An opportunity. A moment of change. Sometimes loud. Sometimes as quiet as the beat of your heart. Live a…

Poetry

The blue door at number two

On 9th December 2020

The people at number two Have painted their front door bright blue It’s causing quite a to do Especially with Great Uncle Hugh He says it’s linked to voodoo And such changes are a taboo “That colour will give us…

Coffee break chatter

Getting into a groove

On 5th December 2020

So here’s a thing – writers love to write and yet so many of us seem to find it hard to embrace the discipline of writing regularly. Advice such as approach writing like a job, set yourself a specific time…

Poetry

The land of the faraway tree

On 16th October 2020

Childhood days spent in a daze in the land of the faraway tree. Turning the pages on future adventures where unread words were golden treasures. Adult days spent in a haze in the land of factual news. Scrolling through pages…

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