Category Archives: Love

Petals #shortstory

Standing beside the newly-turned grave, black-clad and sombre, Periwinkle Collier was a man of style and substance. The substance, it is true, was more evident around his waist than in his pocketbook, nevertheless, his was an imposing figure. With a … Continue reading

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Sensory Deprivation?

I was no more than five years old. We were staying with one of my great-grandmothers for a while. She was an old lady by that point, with a sharp mind and a wicked sense of fun. She was also … Continue reading

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Eyes to see

“By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I remember one hot, summer’s day as a child, laying in the long, tickly grass … Continue reading

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A sense of home

I spent the afternoon with my great grandparents. The fact that their ashes were scattered to the winds over thirty years ago seemed irrelevant. My home, a place they never saw, was full of their presence as the years slipped … Continue reading

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Beheading the Rose

In a plastic bucket beside the counter sat a dozen roses, each one individually wrapped, slightly faded, but with their heads held firmly erect in the stiff plastic. Each one would doubtless be bought and, given their garage location, probably … Continue reading

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Close to home

I had occasion recently to talk with someone whose actions had once caused me a good deal of pain. I was asked, in the light of later maturity, if I could ever forgive them. I found that I could not. … Continue reading

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Sea spray

I need no diamonds Only spring rain And sea spray By moonlight. No red roses Or elaborate gown… Only purple rocks And summer’s thousand petals. I  need no symphony But the wind To sing me to sleep… And the whisper … Continue reading

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Four letter word

“Who do you love best?” I overheard a conversation between mother and her small child and remembered my own sons asking me this question when they were very small. I imagine it is one many children throw at their parents … Continue reading

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Doughnuts #YorkshireDay

In honour of Yorkshire Day… I shall tell thee a tale o’ when I were a lass And came nobbut as ‘igh as tha knee When t’owd Yorkist Range were black-leaded and ‘ot And Great Granny were baking fer tea. … Continue reading

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All for love…

It was quiet, too quiet. For the first time in almost eight years, there was no bouncing mass of fur when I came home from work. No grinning muzzle, no tail wagging so hard that it wagged the dog too. … Continue reading

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