Homeward Bound

Reading time: 2 mins

The sun slinks away across the fields, the soft faded glow trailing in its wake as the hills become mountains again. He is heading home. As the train rattles and rushes onwards a solitary face stares past the reflections to the distant hills. The remnants of daylight pick out a cottage on the hillside, lights…

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Writing is hard

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Most of you probably know, by now, that my day job is writing software documentation. Actually it’s a hell of a lot more than that but that’s a discussion for another place, which nicely brings me round to my topic du jour. I’ve been blogging for so long now that I easily slip between “work”…

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Wandering

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A young girl skips by, her entire world reduced to the doll she holds out in front of her. As she passes an old man he breaks into a muted smile, her carefree abandon reflected in shallow water. Struggling with the wheels on the uneven pavement, a young woman graciously declines an offer of help….

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Eyes closed

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A soft coating of dust is not an usual sight in my home office. Every now and then it gets sufficiently bad that the naughty words and pictures drawn in it are a little too obvious and it’s time get the dusters and polish out from the cupboard under the sink, and spend a little…

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Finding a voice

Reading time: 3 mins

Sitting on the balcony, watching the clouds scroll peacefully across the sky. A cold beer to one side gathering condensation from the warm air, droplets racing each other down the glass as he watches on, enjoying the sport whilst the fug of the previous night slowly ebbs away, evening slowly washes in. Hopefully he bashes…

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She is home

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Waiting. Shifting my weight from foot to foot. Trying to stay relaxed, trying to “be cool”. I’ve done this before, no big deal, not to me. I’m continental, worldly, relaxed in this environment of jetsetters. I look around as the crowd slowly arrives, sauntering towards the meeting point. I edge forward slowly, a half pace…

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God of Morning

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As the sun struggles through the grey, I take to the street, headphones already pulsing. I’m not sure how far, how long or how quickly it’ll be over, but I know it has to be done. I prepare to enjoy it, to revel in my new found routine. It’s early and eerily quiet as I…

And then… silence

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Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Repeat. Stuck. Typing words, empty sentences. Looming large in my view, static, unmoving. Quietly threatening, taunting. It will not move. Smash it down. Nothing reaches. Sneak around it. It has no end. Coax it gently. The empty space booms back. Typing and typing. Writing and writing. Delete. Repeat. Typing, typing,…

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One glorious morning

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Another grey morning arrives, the wearily commute. Trudging through the haze and halogen fields, glaring brake lights competing with the sodium glow. Neon flashes past, junctions at red. Wipers flick-flack, lazily smearing the screen. Jolting across potholes, radio blaring, the commuter strives ever onward to their fixed destination. We drone forwards, hunched, red-eyed, auto-pilots, each…

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