Monthly Archives: October 2013

30th October 2013 – crows

Their rounded backs are turned against the wind, sitting in a row on a service station sign. A Halloween foursome, heralding the darkness of tomorrow.

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29th October 2013 – headlights

They sweep across the road. A startled hedge is caught in them, leaves glowing a ghostly silver. They move on, relentlessly searching out all who cross their path.

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28th October 2013 – hair

At first glance, it seems conventional. Cut short, a salt-and-pepper colouring. A turn of the head and suddenly a flash of brightest blue can be seen. On the right side of the fringe, it proclaims individuality and choice.

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27th October 2013 – half marathon

They move in a straggling line along the road. The real athletes wear all the gear – sweatbands, lycra, water bottle. Some run for charity, others simply for the challenge. Applause drifts over their bobbing heads as they run past … Continue reading

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26th October 2013 – shower

The rain falls like noise on a television screen, covering the ground with a shimmering film of water. The sun shines through it with a sepia light. A picture of an autumn shower caught in the window’s wooden frame.

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25th October 2013 – magpie

His tail spreads out in a black and white fan as he tries to balance against the wind. He struggles on the wire for one purpose: to attract his mate. His high-pitched cackles are whipped by the breeze and carried … Continue reading

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24th October 2013 – scanner

I slide into it smoothly, its sides pinning my arms. Above me, two pale cream strip lights gleam, trying to be reassuring. A single dark scratch on the hard plastic surface hangs above my face. I close my eyes, hoping … Continue reading

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