Monthly Archives: August 2013

20th August 2013 – medallion

It glints in the light and catches my eye. Resting on a bare, hairy chest, shirt open to catch the sun. As its owner doses, it rises and falls with the rhythm of his breath.

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19th August 2013 – fridge

The shelves are crowded with our latest purchases, a secure kaleidoscope of colours and sizes. I think of those who are not so fortunate and am grateful.

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18th August 2013 – sun and rain

Fields of dried stubble glow a bright yellow, picked out by golden rays. From their left comes a grey misty curtain of water, slowly extinguishing each light as it moves.

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17th August 2013 – grandpa

He prods me with his walking stick. As I turn around, a broad grin fills his thin, ninety-three year old face. His eyes light up and his free arm comes out as I get up to give him the biggest … Continue reading

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16th August 2013 – superhero

A blond child runs along the cobbled street. A black cape with gold braiding flies behind him as he goes. I may see a boy, but he sees a superhero.

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15th August 2013 – couple

Heavily pregnant, she leaves with her shopping bag. Her husband follows her onto their front path. They lean into a familiar hug as he kisses her goodbye. An everyday expression of lasting affection.

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14th August 2013 – pigeon

Wings flapping frantically, it dwarfs the bird feeder it is perched on. It repeatedly dips its head and tries to peck at the peanuts inside. A seemingly impossible task, but it will not yield.

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13th August 2013 – rails

An orange bloom of rust spreads out from each jointed end. Their tops are polished by a lifetime of trains. They have stood the test of time, people and politics. One day they will fail, but not yet.

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12th August 2013 – hedge

Unruly leaves are carefully shorn; brambles cut off in their prime. An end of summer haircut reminds us that Autumn is near.

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11th August 2013 – cellar

Rough, red-brick walls and a domed ceiling. Bottles of wine laid on their sides in racks, protected from prying fingers by wire mesh screens. An unusual dining space within a gastro-pub.

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