Month: December 2016

That Look

Inspired by research on Victorian post mortem photography and my reflections on baby loss in the contemporary world.

Highwayman Coat

When I was sixteen I found an old coat in a charity shop. I took it home, adjusted it for size and virtually lived in it every winter for the rest of my teens.

Friends Clump

When Uncle John died, we scattered his ashes on Ashdown Forest one cold but bright wintery morning.

Forgotten

My dad spent the last eighteen months of his life in a nursing home when he became too confused to live at home.

The Changeling

After his father’s business takes a nose-dive, twelve-year-old Reuben has to leave his friends and move to Cornwall with his family.

Pearl Seekers

Sisters, Bekka and Liv are both struggling to cope after the breakup of their parents. Bekka’s rebellious and mixing with a bad crowd, whilst Liv assumes the role of peacekeeper.

Grandmas Button Box

Stimulated from a writing exercise at University, this reminded me of my Grandma’s house and her skill with a needle.