Writer’s Diary 1

I have friends who writing comes easily to. I have friends who produce a manuscript in 6 months, a novel every second year or so, who write sharp witty lengthy pieces two to three times a month. I envy these people. Writing does not come easy to me. Granted I […]

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Ledig House (March – April 2015)

I spent the end of winter at a Writing Residency at Ledig House in Ghent which is in upstate New York (about a two hour train ride from the city). At different times of the year they host musicians, artists, writers and dancers. It’s been running since 1992 so with […]

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On Writing

Writing is like designing houses in people’s minds. They walk around your corridors, down the stairs you lead them, into the cellar where the floor is dark and wet. They climb up and explore the attic that you weren’t even aware of in the plans. They sit in your kitchen and […]

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Working introduction to Paper Flowers

Introduction We all have a memory that we return to. A certain time and place in our lives defined by a date or a day or a time. The middle of some year, or the June of ’86 or the summer when he passed or that time the house was […]

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In the Silent Sky (Flash Fiction Magazine)

In the sudden stillness of midnight when the sky is silent you return. Quietly you   open the door and slip in to lie beside me breathing hard from where ever it is you’ve been  walking.  And I don’t know where you’ve been and I don’t want to know what you’ve […]

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Working Extract 2 (Onion Tears)

Everyone has a secret. Everyone is hiding something. Hiding thoughts in their mind. Hiding smiles behind their hands. Hiding fear in their laughs. Hiding people in their backseats. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is scared of being discovered. The child with the smashed tea cup on the floor shivers when […]

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