In a crazy world where good things happen.

3. From about 3pm onward recently I have found tiredness getting in the way of my smile and upbeat enthusiasm. I’m done. It’s as if the business slows along with my energy. It is during […]

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Dalliance (Part 3)

He was the first person to decide things for her. He was the first to control when she got up, what she did in a day, what time she left to go home and what […]

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Dalliance (Part 2)

Tonight’s spot was a darkening skyline, an empty field and spiky grass on their bottoms. They had forgotten a blanket, or rather they intentionally didn’t bring a blanket for fear somebody would notice their plan […]

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Dalliance (Part 1)

‘I’m tired. Shall we go to bed now?’ ‘You’re always tired, love.’ ‘I know, but the worrying makes me so tired I get sick.’ ‘You worry far too much. Chill out, it’s all going to […]

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The Friend

“So, that’s all we have time for on the programme this week.” There’s a soothing aspect to having the radio on as a constant background noise. It is something that I feel strongly about and […]

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The Divide

Jamie stood shivering as he awaited her arrival. “The train from Manchester Piccadilly is delayed. It is expected to arrive in twenty three minutes on platform 7B. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.” […]

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Flight (part 3)

One more visit to the hospice before my flight and I know this will be the hardest visit yet. I am borrowing our neighbour’s car because mine is back in England and we sold Mammy’s […]

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Flight (part 2)

That was the great thing about this happening to a person like my Mam. She is such a strong lady that she made her cancer some sort of joke. A joke for her anyway. She’d […]

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Flight (part 1)

It is the big day I have been looking forward to for so many years. For so long have I wanted to spread my horizons further than London’s south bank and the memories that I […]

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Missing (Part 3)

I walk around the side through the conifer trees so that I can hide behind a trunk if anybody should step outside. This route also gives me the option to peer in through the bifold […]

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