Tag Archives: green

12th December 2013 – twins

The same faces, hair and even glasses mark them out as special. One wears bright red trousers and a fleece with green stars; the other pale green trousers and pink love hearts. Different souls reside within these identical bodies.

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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 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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20th September 2013 – children

They move in a pack, chasing after a girl who rides a pink scooter. She wears a green onesie, a belt round her middle. One child looks at me warily, then runs off to join the others on the playground. … Continue reading

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18th September 2013 – tomato plants

They hide inside a steamed-up greenhouse, only releasing their sharp scent when the door opens. Plump green tomatoes, waiting to ripen. Bursting red ones, ready to be picked. I twist one off and pop it in my mouth.

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7th September 2013 – blue rocket

Heart-shaped leaves and spindly tendrils have taken over. They spread themselves up the wall and around the window like an invading force. At intervals, blue flower spikes shoot out, firework-like against the green.

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