Category Archives: Present not precious

Chandelier

This one was tough!  This morning I thought, ‘Right, fiction today.’ And fiction, pure fiction, is an untravelled country for me. So I wrote a little longer than usual – more like 15-20 minutes – and edited a bit more … Continue reading

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Island

No man is an island. I live on an island. The edges of an island are washed everyday by different tides.  I’ve often wondered what it would be like to walk the perimeter of an island – maybe Ireland, or … Continue reading

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Yarn

Election day in the US. Big breath. Is this what it feels like to know you’re on the verge of a historic moment? To feel like so much is on scales that are at a breaking point as they waver … Continue reading

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Dust

The sound of dust is the buzz of a fly, tone or timbre blurred away, no soul left in the sound, just a movement of air molecules, a residual vibration, drained of colour, bereft of body.  Dust.  The eventual echo … Continue reading

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Present, not precious – A mindset

Show up before you are ready. It’s a practice, not a performance. Your job is to pick up your instrument and make some noise.  In this case, it’s the sound of your pen scrabbling, scratching, or flowing across the paper. … Continue reading

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Present, not precious – A November Project

For me, November has always been a month to hurry over or smudge.  During the eleventh month, some people write novels, others grow moustaches. I fidget with cold fingers until it ends, looking forward to US Thanksgiving as much as … Continue reading

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Hello – news and news

Hello!  It’s been quiet here – I’ve been working on my Writing Circles and also designing a new website.  Lots of writing going on under the leaves, but not so much posted here in the forest. For an update on … Continue reading

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