Monthly Archives: November 2013

29th November 2013 – chocolate shop

A fine array of boxes line the shelves. Red, white and green, flying the Christmas flag. Assistants smile bravely in their novelty headgear, the seasonal tunes already grating on their ears.

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28th November 2013 – crumble

Dark, bubbling red juices seep around the edges. The baked brown topping loosens as the spoon slides in. Its sweet crumbliness joins the sharp berries in a warming taste explosion on a cold winter’s night.

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27th November 2013 – consultant

She shakes our hands nervously and sits down, deftly smoothing her purple dress. A barrage of questions follows; small, spidery writing taking down the answers. She finally pronounces on the case – more tests and scans, more waiting.

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26th November 2013 – sunlight

It shines through skeletal leaves. Tinged pink and orange, they glow like Christmas lights. An early morning light show penetrates the frost.

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25th November 2013 – tree

It stretches out its branches against the frosty winter sky. At the end of each, there hangs a bundle of dropping leaves; dry-brown tears mourning the end of Autumn.

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24th November 2013 – crane

Bright, metallic red, it rises above the drab concrete buildings. Framed by the grey sky, it moves to left and right, performing its allotted tasks with grace.

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23rd November 2013 – friends

They haven’t seen each other for some time. Immediately, the happy chatter begins. Their laughter tinkles like the music they have come to make.

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