January 2017 archive

The Disposable Age

I used to have a hat made of cerise cloth, big brim, black band, and in its youth, a protea flower attached tot he crown. I wore this hat day after day, summer and winter, and continued to wear it after it had lost its colour, the flower and some of its shape. A few […] Read more…

The Fall series 3

I watched The Fall series 3 over the last two nights. First let me say that I’m an avid fan of crime TV. I love Line of Duty (scripted by Jed Mercurio), have followed Sally Wainwright’s scripting career on Scott and Bailey and Happy Valley, and taken in a host of other crime shows along […] Read more…

The Fear part 3

The Montaigne Challenge – to write a personal post every day for seven days.   Day 7b   The Fear part 3   I had a choice: to go into the newsagent’s and die, or go home and give up all chance of writing my way out of the terror. I gripped the fist of […] Read more…

The Fear part 3

The Montaigne Challenge – to write a personal post every day for seven days.   Day 7a   Our house stood on a hill. At the bottom of the curving road a shopping centre did business. One of these shops was a newsagent. I had run out of paper. I had turned my bedroom upside […] Read more…

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