Monthly Archives: January 2013

30th January 2013 – glass of water

Cloudy with tiny air bubbles, the light sparkles as it refracts through clear liquid and thick glass. The bubbles rise and dissipate. What was magic becomes everyday.

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29th January 2013 – workman

He stands in front of the car park lift, large in his dirty, fluorescent-yellow jacket. He blends into his grimy surroundings; the gazes of passing shoppers gliding over him seamlessly, until they are stopped short by the shock of the … Continue reading

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28th January 2013 – wet and windy

The wind rises up like a wave and flings a snowball of rain against the window. I look up just in time to see the tree branches retreating wildly, as if to say “It wasn’t us!”

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27th January 2013 – sunlight

Filtering through the leaded lights, it catches the smoke from the log fire, splitting gracefully into beams which seem almost solid. One of its fingers touches a glass of amber beer, lighting it up like a golden beacon.

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26th January 2013 – blue tit

Sitting on a telephone wire, silhouetted against the bright morning sky, his chest is puffed out proudly. Opening his tiny beak, he broadcasts his presence to the whole blue tit world – I am here and this is my town.

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25th January 2013 – Issy

Two little cream-coloured paws are all that’s sticking out from under the folded back duvet cover, almost invisible against its white surface. As I catch the corner to pull it back, small claws dig in determinedly. She shall not be … Continue reading

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24th January 2013 – flood plain

A wasteland of water, mud, ice and frozen snow, like the trenches in winter. Yet out of this horror rise firework trees, rocketing upwards, the ginger tinge on their branches promising a burst of colour in the Spring.

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