Monthly Archives: September 2013

29th September 2013 – builder’s bum

A small boy pushes a scooter with red handlebars and a white foot board. He struggles up the hill, huffing and puffing. His grey tracksuit bottoms are slipping down at the back, showing the perfect pinkness of his bottom, just … Continue reading

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28th September 2013 – beetroots

Thick green leaves with red veins like arteries. A red stalk leading down to black, bulbous heads. Pulled from the earth and deposited here, they shed soil onto the cardboard beneath them. Inside dwells sweet red flesh, and juice which … Continue reading

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27th September 2013 – autumn sunrise

The weakening light struggles to pierce the early morning clouds. A watercolour wash of pinks and oranges faintly tints them from underneath. The sun floats to the surface, serene and pale.

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26th September 2013 – old man’s beard

Feathery tendrils gently cup the nut-brown seeds. The bearded remnants of summer fruits, filling the hedgerow with their snowy whiteness. Soon, they will fly off to find more fertile ground, ready to spring up renewed.

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25th September 2013 – waiting

A small black and white face appears at the back window. Hopeful eyes scan the car park. Seeing only me, the dog slumps visibly, head sinking onto its front paws. Despondent, it must wait again.

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24th September 2013 – gaffer tape

A man leans over, tearing and sticking. Laid in strips across the yellow inflatable’s surface, it covers the puncture, just about. Until a new one can be bought, this will have to do.

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23rd September 2013 – rose

Red and velvet-like, the petals seem dipped in blood, their edges dark and dripping with dew. A last remnant of summer before the autumn sets in. 

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