Choices, made in the heat of the [writing] moment, can be rough, okay, good, great or fantastic. Not really. Generally, the choices made in the flash of inspiration can be either cliche ('cos that's the quickest to come to mind) or good/great. But to make it fantastic, to buff it to the greatest shine, takes … Continue reading What to do with that word?
Would there be a dream today? Rozi didn't know, but there has to be one. If she looked under this tree, under the leaves fallen into heaps, under the broken log - would she find one? Just one, surely not too much to ask. One dream a day - the price for her to stay … Continue reading Onward
Earlier in the year - it might have been about the time people make resolutions - I made up a schedule. And I stuck to it. For a while. Things happened, and I tried to incorporate those things, and sometimes it worked. Sometimes not. The qualms set in - how can I do this? that? … Continue reading That [swear-word] schedule!
A short story, copyright Rose Brimson 2017 “Down; look down – don’ look at the light,” Colly said, as he held Mibba down by the head – it hurt! “Uncle! Uncle! Leggo – you hurtin’ me!” Mibba scrabbled in the dirt, tried to get purchase. Colly gripped him tighter at the back of his neck; … Continue reading Min-Min
It's like this: try anything new at least twice. That's Nan's rule, and her reasons are simple. She was born in a time where supermarket wasn't part of the vocab; a world recession made it impossible to do more than survive with what you had (and you needed friends as well); food came from your … Continue reading About Food …
"It's a lifestyle thing," I say, hoping that will be the end of it, but it never is. "How can it be a lifestyle thing - lifestyle? Think about that word for a 'sec - lifeSTYLE. This isn't anything to do with style. What you're doing is disappearing!" "Crap. I'm just getting rid of stuff. … Continue reading The Down