Silence

#Octpowrimo #Silence Tuesday 15th October 2019 It’s quiet – maybe too quiet A pin would definitely be the noisiest thing in the room :- but there’s a reason for the silence final preparations for those end of year papers like the whole of the fifth year had joined a monastic order even the ladies andContinue reading “Silence”

The Rebel

#Fowc #Rebel Salford, 6th July 2019 the one everyone remembered at school not breaking the rules, just bending them wearing skirts just above regulation and turning up just in time avoiding detention her fellow classmates – adored her act popularity in the school yard ? – an absolute fact but the lad in the libraryContinue reading “The Rebel”

Five more days of Christmas

Salford 2nd January 2019 #christmas #newyear If you find this post a little scrambled, there is a reason Six hours kip doesn’t do much for the festive spirit But just what do you do after new year ? Back to work or school after two weeks away If you’re a kid all you want toContinue reading “Five more days of Christmas”

Dancing on Air

#octpowrimo Salford , 10th October 2018 I don’t remember exactly When my clumbersome feet Felt lighter than a feather Perhaps it was walking across fields of flowers Or watching the squirrels In the local park, Rolling around in the mounds of freshly cut grass Or maybe, it was the taste of strawberries in winter, HidingContinue reading “Dancing on Air”

Old Friends

Note from Inky: Cheers to https://serafinajayne.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/friendship/ for the prompt   You’ve been around for a bit going round in the same circles but passing each other without noticing   You shared everything from gobstoppers to pencil cases and spots on the high school bus   Your paths met a lifetime fork in the road asContinue reading “Old Friends”

Bag o’ Pear Drops

#Poetry #Sweets #Confectionary 17th July 2018 I The container comes down from the confectioners shelf and each little drop of sweetness spills into the bowl II Red and Yellow fancies dusted with icing sugar and as you open the bag a blast of pear III Each Individually formed rocky for a short while but laterContinue reading “Bag o’ Pear Drops”

Rebel

Salford 10th May 2018 Rebel You were always the one in school that caused a scene causing young heads to turn at your juvenile antics Wearing the Uniform the way you wanted raising an eye of the deputy head They called you “Cool” and your pals all circled as school rules fell and school skirtsContinue reading “Rebel”

Tale of a Pencil Case

Salford 18th March 2018 Anyone who’s read the “First Day at School” piece on here, will know how in my first year at High school – i ended up in Needlework for form. Well, during the school week that year – as well as your regular stuff from English and Maths, Geography, History and all….weContinue reading “Tale of a Pencil Case”