Memories of the Marsh

Stretched across one another, your hold elicits stares.  Golden memories of our youth, when we were vulnerable. Green. Slow dancing oblivious to interruption, our journeys languidly intertwined.  We both like the same things, and still we changed with time.  Brown. Shades just like two, limbs displaying strength. Dampening streams run down me,  as I clingContinue reading “Memories of the Marsh”

Language of her heart

(pic from boredart.com) The feat of the beast, the rising knots of hair. The source that betrayed her, when everyone was there. The increasing thoughts of yonder, in the palms of once strangers. The plunge of relief, announced the wakening of the feast. The tappings of quiet change, like the itching of rife mange.  BirthedContinue reading “Language of her heart”

Good Girls 

(pic by hbbscounselling.org)  Most claim to know one but the biggest challenge isn’t the shift. Impressions or social aversion to the name.  Antagonising internalisations of the sometimes steadfast, the experience or thoughts that directly battles with a being so easily championed.  Human. The voice that rages after mishaps coaxing the return to self. SpiritsContinue reading “Good Girls “

Awkward questions for adults…

(Jay Z pic by buzz feed) If you’re feeling serious abort, abort now!!! 1. Did you brush your teeth today? 2. Did you bathe today? 3. Have you ever gone without washing your hands after using the toilet? 4  Do you pick your nose?      FOLLOW UP     Can we confirm this withContinue reading “Awkward questions for adults…”

#Decipher The Plot Challenge

   Vanessa sat alone in the apartment she bought for her love, she sobbed hysterically but briefly before correcting her emotional response. As Vanessa became quiet with her thoughts the rustling of the leaves outside her open window further calmed her senses, her conscience. She pulled the provoking image out of the photo album, neatlyContinue reading “#Decipher The Plot Challenge”

Autumnally Unforgettable (part 2 of Summer Plans the short story)

Miranda had bravely managed to recount much of what had to be a very traumatic experience for anyone, let alone a teenager. After my typical thirty minutes were up, I decided it was probably best to take a break from the topic. I suggested that we could meet again tomorrow to get Miranda’s final thoughtsContinue reading “Autumnally Unforgettable (part 2 of Summer Plans the short story)”

‘No Little One’ (The Rating Game) True Story

It’s time to laugh at myself again…… The title was my first thought when I overheard the comments of two teenage boys. They had taken it upon themselves to judge how close to perfection (limited to ten) passengers on the train were and yes this included me. In fact they started with me, which wasContinue reading “‘No Little One’ (The Rating Game) True Story”

Open

A vessel of change A beginner and master of skills A nurturer of life and death A receiver of supportive and toxic ideology The mannequin of appropriation The vulnerable canvas of social media Why then is it so challenging to comprehend being receptive to trusting ourselves? Whilst we already trust others that we may neverContinue reading “Open”

Beyond (Short Story Tribute to Father’s Day)

It began with a low rumble and ended with a superlative screech in the knick of time. The mission to the information hub was very unpredictable. Many had tried and few consistently succeeded but this did not deter Stephen who had no formal training but two very enthusiastic mentors. They shared their knowledge and methodsContinue reading “Beyond (Short Story Tribute to Father’s Day)”