Poems from writing retreat

Mum Her home in two places can be One her family, is she? The other a mother. Life can be smothered I ritual suffered. Her fresh bread dedication A clean house meditation. Church and then home Regulated, lovingly grown. I fail. I fail the ‘I do’s.’ I fail to choose. I’m wanting more I’m takingContinue reading “Poems from writing retreat”

It’s beginning to hurt.

James Lasdun, winner of this year’s inaugural national short story prize wrote ‘It’s Beginning to Hurt’ in just 500 words. we were set the challenge of borrowing one of his character’s and write their story within the same, or near to. time frame. so this is Beginning to Hurt from Derrick’s view in 460 words. It’s beginningContinue reading “It’s beginning to hurt.”

Teresa Albor

24 sculptures in 24 hours As part of the Longbridge Lighting Festival artist Teresa Albor wanted to make an artistic statement about production and labouring linked to this area of Birmingham (UK) she used items that were all factory produced and used the gallery space that had once been the site of a car factory.Continue reading “Teresa Albor”

Week 4 Creative writing with WEA

Q; Today we visited St George’s church Kidderminster use the experience to write a short story or Travel piece about the church. (Include word count and header)   She stood at the bottom of the long sloping drive once more. Her collar turned up against the cold January wind, the bells were still ringing. GoodContinue reading “Week 4 Creative writing with WEA”