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If I were to take rat poison…

If I were to take rat poison, the walls of my blood vessels would break down. Blood would leak into my brain, into my organs. I would bleed to death internally, possibly over a day or three. I might carry on for a while, struggling to get around, feeling worse and worse. Eventually, I would […]

Ancients of the Congo

Another story that presented itself as a dream (on Thursday night: sketched it out before it faded, had time today to give it flesh). It’s a moment in time from a much larger tale. What happened before and what happens next, I don’t know – perhaps you have some ideas? The characters named themselves. “Tanza’s […]

Supporting Compassion in China

For updates on this situation, go to Care for Chinese Animals China is rapidly becoming an immensely powerful nation. It would seem vital, therefore, that compassionate behaviour demonstrated by Chinese citizens receives international support. There are, sadly, many stories of abuses to humans and other animals within China. So it gladdens my heart when I […]

Searching for the sea

This afternoon Lexi and I were chased by snow devils; whipping, whirling, speeding over the field. Approaching like a row of revenge-seeking ghosts, enveloping us in coldness, stinging exposed skin. Lexi’s immune to such snow sprites mind, thanks to a Lapland-strength undercoat, so their icy efforts were lost on her. We’ve had a wintery flurry […]

And we danced in the storm

When I was small – four or five – I had a pale blue fairy dress. We didn’t have money; I only had the one party dress. I wore it all the time. When it thundered (how I loved the thunder, since my Grandad showed me that it was magnificent and not to be feared) […]

Song for a restless cat

What do you want, little feet? With your urgent chirrup and miaow wide eyes turned my way What do you want, little paws? What is so pressing, you need to say? Do you seek more from life, little paws? Perfect predator, lithe of limb Razor claws, tucked away Do you miss the hunt, little feet? […]