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15th November 2013 – beard
It sits on his face, long and spiky, like the spines of a porcupine. In black and white, it tells me to keep away. Do not cross him today.
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22nd October 2013 – spider
She sits right in the middle of the small pane of glass, hanging as if levitating from the smooth surface. Her Halloween-black body looks relaxed, legs splayed. A gust of wind catches her fragile home, yet still she clings on, … 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
11th September 2013 – sky
It begins to darken from the horizon, like a thick, black quilt. Wispy clouds graze it with flaming orange-pink scratches. Trees are silhouetted against its fading brightness. The early autumn dusk has come to soon, a beautiful reminder that winter … 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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7th July 2013 – curls
Long, black and shining, they bounce up and down on her back as she jumps. A child’s excitement reflected in the shape and movement of her hair.
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28th May 2013 – cyclist
Black raincoat covering her body, hood pulled tight around her ears and chin. Her head is forced down against the driving rain. As she reaches the crossing, she raises it to reveal a startling face; lips and eyes made up … Continue reading
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30th April 2013 – handbag
Black and cavernous, she searches deep into its recesses. She crouches on the floor, pushing her arm further and further in. Reminding me of Mary Poppins, I wait to see what she will produce.
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2nd April 2013 – crows
A murder of crows. The collective noun comes to me, as I watch a small group of them wheeling above the rooftops. Black as night, small shadows against the blue sky, they move like dancers. Why did we name such … Continue reading
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5th March 2013 – shetland ponies
A surprise in the town centre. Two of them, one black, one brown. There they stand, stoically enduring the exclamations of delight and pats from passers-by. An irresistible draw for young and old alike, the collection buckets at their feet … Continue reading
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