Monthly Archives: August 2013

30th August 2013 – customer

He stands at the supermarket checkout, wingeing. His balding head shines and his white shirt moves as he slings his shopping into the trolley. The cashier and I exchange a glance of exasperation as he witters.

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29th August 2013 – fruit fly

It flies lazily, in circles, above the kitchen compost bin. Its chestnut-brown tininess is nature’s deception. Its presence is a warning of a troublesome infestation.

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28th August 2013 – film night

Five people sit on red squashy sofas, intently watching the large TV screen. Engrossed in the story, experiencing the highs and lows together. A temporary bond but a powerful one.

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27th August 2013 – brush

I stroke it through her fur, leaving perfect lines. She loves its white plastic bristles, its red wooden back. Eventually she’ll start to play, but for now she just luxuriates.

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26th August 2013 – wasp

Hidden inside the beer bottle, it makes me start when it rushes out with the water. Drowned already, it lies on its back in the sink. An unloved insect, innocuous in death.

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25th August 2013 – bird

It sits in the undergrowth, wings stretched out in the sudden, late afternoon sun. As I approach, it flits low over my path and disappears. My spirit is lifted by this reminder of nature’s constant presence.

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24th August 2013 – black dog

He lies on the dashboard, his back pressed against the windscreen. His head flops disconsolately onto his front paws. His sorrowful eyes gaze at the pub entrance, all hope lost. A fog of depression fills the parked car.

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