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Dry shade

Reading Time: < 1 minute A problematical bed to fill was how she put it, which left a lot of scope to wonder how the problem came about and when. In her faded Greenham Common T-shirt and cut-offs, she looked too jaunty for sudden widowhood; too down-at-heel to be on the pull, though her breasts were nicely presented. She didn’t […]

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What The Weaver Knows by Wendy Klein

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m not just any maiden lounging in the millefleurs, there to bait the trap. On my canvas, invisible to the innocent, fish knives gleam, wait to scale your silver, crack open your heart. Listen; there are rumours of drowning by metaphor: the flicker of dance, the aspiration of flight, the whale-bone squeeze that robs breath, […]

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The Million Women Minus One

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve lost their latest questionnaire, along with its covering letter, thanking me for my previous entries which have informed their research so they could inform me of all the risks I have taken, based on my consumption of alcohol, twenty years of smoking   and the size of my waistline. I remember filling it in; […]

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If I Cannot

Reading Time: < 1 minute have first kisses again in the way they only hint at what is possible with slow tongues that are sleepy, breathless with promise, and if I cannot reclaim the first whisper of silk stockings, of silk panties, the pulling on, the sliding off and feel my hair all wild again, snaking down my back, or […]