Monthly Archives: December 2011

War Horse

I’m half-way through Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. How easily I was coaxed into taking the pov of a horse! At times I’ve been damp eyed. My dad drove similar artillery horses on the Somme – fortunately for both of us he … Continue reading

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That Football Match

Christmas 1914 It began with Tannenbaume and shouts of ‘Got mit uns’, and replies, ‘we got mittens too.’ They met hesitant at first, between the wire. On a crust of frozen mud, swapped Princess Mary’s tins of chocolate and tobacco … Continue reading

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Hollow Way

Sunken Lane In Suffolk Hollow way – an old place for badgers to slide, for the yaffle to laugh. Nightshade fruit in the gloom, beckons like the moist lips of elves. Wondering, I know a clear chalk-stream, the splashes and … Continue reading

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Green Linnet

I’m becoming master of electrons. My novel, ‘Tom Fleck’ has survived the Smashwords process and is now readable as a low cost eBook on all other reader devices (it’s been on Kindle since May). I’m now putting an anthology of … Continue reading

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To His Bride

‘You are the first gleam of dawn that swells the green linnet’s breast, and throbs his heart with joy. You are the sun at Noon, that golds the barley, and pulls the bee to the ling on the moor. And … Continue reading

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