Review of ‘Dalloway’ performance at The Riverfront, Newport, 21 Sept 2016 ***SPOILER ALERT*** A dark room, with a single cream chaise longue at the rear of the stage, and long white panels draping down. Nothing else. This forms the set for Dalloway and it’s intriguing already. Rebecca Vaughan appears, and straight away starts telling us Mrs … Continue reading Dalloway – a review. Thank you for being a better reader than me.
My mother’s eyes looked as though they were full of black smoke. They looked like this a couple of times a year. Ordinarily they just looked muddy, like the paint water I would always leave too long before refilling when I was a child painting at the kitchen table, for whole days. She would moan … Continue reading Paintwater
My glass is taken around the corner to be warmed, and brought back to the bar. A bottle of cognac is dusted off and I’m poured a long unmeasured measure. I hand over my money and once I let go of the cold coins I’m rewarded with a warm glass against chapped skin. I handle it … Continue reading Cognac
…about the fact that the inimitable blogger behind the ‘Surviving in Italy‘ scenes has allowed me to place words that came out of my head, onto her little patch of cyberspace. Grazie mille, and I hope you all like it. Click here for my flash fiction memoir called Spoonful of Sugar. Below is a little … Continue reading Unashamedly bragging…
I always thought his chair looked strange without him sat in it. You had to sit in the room a long time to get a glimpse of it empty. When you did you couldn’t help but notice the difference in colour of material where the sun rarely had a chance to reach the places masked … Continue reading A Character Based on Possessions (a freewrite)
Outside the office I can hear the traffic flowing along the dual carriageway, with a large roundabout facilitating everyone’s movement. The sound of the rain mixes with the engines to create a gritty swish of relentless noise outside the window. The wind zigzags through the few token trees which struggle to stay green amidst the … Continue reading An Outdoor Scene (a freewrite)