Category Archives: mankind

Storm rising

Black storm screams and moans Mad dreaming licks beauty’s blood Bitter smear on her breast Ugly cry of raw death Shadowed aching drools Laughing at decay Broken sky devoured Wake to a joyless morning Remembering peace

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Summer weather…

August tomorrow… high summer… when the rush-hour traffic melts away and the roads are driveable, even at eight in the morning. A time of beaches and sandcastles, of ice-cream and strawberries. Of flowerbeds that are a carnival of colour… of … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by poppies…

While the story of the recent Castles of the Mind weekend will be shared on the Silent Eye website, our ‘extra-curricular’ adventures during that trip will be, as always, told on our personal blogs… We had arrived in the north, … Continue reading

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Head to head…

“Guess what I’m reading next if I tell you the name of a drink,” said my son. He’d called while I was working and my mind was elsewhere as I finished typing the sentence. “Pan-galactic gargle blaster,” I replied. “Wha… … Continue reading

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Robotic carers? What next? #carersweek

“Robots to look after elderly in care homes…” That was the only bit of the headline that I saw as I dived out of the shop this morning on my way to work. As a carer. Granted, the implication was … Continue reading

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Survivors…

The pearl lace gouramis seem to think spring is in the air. While the female is looking fatter than usual, the male’s chest is brilliant orange and he keeps blowing bubbles. Gouramis build bubble nests on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Look in the mirror…

“You have the body of a goddess…” For a moment, I allowed myself to bask in the glow. Vague visions of those marble-limbed deities beloved of sculptors and painters flickered across the screen of mind. The Judgement of Paris… the … Continue reading

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Stan Green’s Secret – a short story by Judith Barrow

Reblogged from Judith Barrow… a story that opens a window on the human cost of war: ‘How old are you, son?’ Stan straightened his spine and stretched his shoulders back, looking beyond the man to the recruitment poster of Lord … Continue reading

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An Imperious Impusle: Coyote Tales – a new release from Stuart France and Sue Vincent

“Couldn’t you make me into a Bull?” asked Coyote.  In a time before Man walked the Earth, the Great Spirit breathed life into the land. Coyote was the First. Playful, subversive, curious and sometimes comical, he and his fellow creatures … Continue reading

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The Derwent Valley

The car once more full to bursting, ready for the long drive south, and my companions either back at work or heading for the airport, I went to collect Nick from the hostel, ready for a morning in the hills. … Continue reading

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