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Flowers, ice-cream and magic…

Apart from the simple act that I was still here to register it and groan, the day did not start well. Pain woke me… another one of those vicious circles where, if I get a good night’s sleep, I have … Continue reading

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Waylands with Alethea Kehas

Sue & Ani Thursdays were days when Sue Vincent would post a photograph writing prompt challenge. In honor of this ritual, I have posted one of my favorite photographs of Sue, which I took two years ago during a shared … Continue reading

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The giftie…

There is a ‘wishing squirrel’ tied around my wrist. Its cord matches my dressing gown. The red squirrel. ‘Tufty’ to most of my generation in this country… has been under threat from the invasion of its grey cousins for years … Continue reading

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This too… #covid #cancer

I never thought that I would say it. It goes against pretty much everything I hold dear. But, between a world turned upside down from the fallout of the COVID crisis, to my own journey through the treacle-paved and elephant-strewn … Continue reading

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Saying “Ook?”

My younger son considered the view as I raised the scarf with which I cover the near-naked skin of my scalp. There are but a few wispy strands of fluff and the stubborn remnants of the Tintin-esque fringe with which … Continue reading

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More uncertainty? #cancer

“… you have an appointment at ten for chemo…” “Yeahs…” I view such calls with deep suspicion. “We’ve been checking you blood test results…”  Were they going to cancel my appointment? Reschedule? Bearing in mind I was already on the … Continue reading

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Living with Elephants… #cancer

My neighbour stood six feet back from the doorstep to collect the heavy box that I had been babysitting since its delivery. His eyes were fixed on the headscarf I use to cover my baldness. “We’ve heard you have cancer?” … Continue reading

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Out of control..? #cancer

“’Roid rage?” my son had asked. I had not been in the best of moods, and the steroids did have something to do with the general edginess that morning… although I am inclined, myself, to just lay the blame squarely … Continue reading

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Borrowed Wings… again

In 2009, after my son had been stabbed through the brain and left for dead in a coma, I was writing daily updates for all those around the world who were sending their love and prayers for his recovery. There … Continue reading

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Passages of Time ~ Sascha Darlington #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a secluded corner, with calm water reflecting the green leaves of summer . Passages of Time It’s late July. The spring-fed pond wrinkles around the edges, fissures forming where the ground parches. I’ve … Continue reading

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