Category Archives: Friendship

Fragments of history

Over the past month or so, we have been revisiting places in my local area in preparation for the April workshop we will be running here. There are so many wonderful sites that we would love to include, but time … Continue reading

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But ‘n’ Ben…

Gauche… Gangly… Currently scrofulous… Bark Jaw-Dark contemplated the pork pie he had recently fished from the depths of the jacket pocket of his un-pressed suit and placed it whole in his mouth. “Hey, Jordache!” “Jaw-Dark,” spluttered Bark through the pork … Continue reading

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A dinner date

Clearing old receipts out of my purse, I once again came across a photo and remembered… Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d … Continue reading

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In communication

Quite why Ani thinks I would really like a squashed spider I don’t know. Be that as it may, it is, with great care and delicacy, deposited on my lap. Perhaps she is working on the same principle that makes … Continue reading

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A surreal Sunday… Life, death and beauty

You could see, just from Nick’s posture, that something was very wrong. As I walked towards the garden from the street where I had left the car, there was just something in the bleak way he was holding himself, looking … Continue reading

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Guest author: Sally Cronin ~ Henry’s Story from Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story

Every so often, I am lucky enough to have Sally from Smorgasbord as my guest. This time she shares a story from her book Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story: Henry’s Story “Okay young’un,” Henry grinned toothlessly. “Time for the next … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog… Making friends

She’d been out for ages, and when she finally came home I was really glad to see her. Sometimes I worry that she won’t come back, though she has never left me too long on my own. I have my … Continue reading

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What’s On the Menu? Apparently, Me! ~ G. Michael Vasey

Gary’s view of our meeting this weekend… I have been asked many times ‘What is Magic?’ It’s a tough question to answer. This weekend though, I think I experienced all aspects of magic. There was the magic of a friendship … Continue reading

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Unusual people…

Delicate blue flowers caught my eye in the flower bed. I wondered where they had come from as they were nothing that we had planted … they had just grown. It only took a moment to realise that they were … Continue reading

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Shades of the Golden Age…

As a child, I loved the old movies of the swashbuckling variety. Even then, I knew the stories were not real and the history likely to be wildly innaccurate. Romance and adventure did not wait behind every tree. Magic, though, … Continue reading

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