Our five favourite reads

Welcome to The Writers’ Dozen Top 5 Reads Blog Hop. You can see my Top 5 Reads (so far) for 2018 then click on the links to see what my writing buddies have been reading. Pride and Prejudice vs Persuasion   What’s not to love about revisiting these old favourites? The premise of Persuasion has…

Walls of a Fortress

After school, as an antidote to the long winter, Mum makes us sweet milk coffee. It’s the eighties and it isn’t called a latté yet. The milk boils and binds to the bottom of the saucepan. As we drink, it thaws our fingers that are red and wind-stung.

The Angelus Boy

I’m walking through the city and I hear the bells of the Cathedral pealing. Whenever I hear a bell toll, I think about the Angelus boy. I wonder if there was something I could have done to change his fate. Or was it already too late by the summer of 1981? Even then I had the curious feeling that a current was dragging him down-river, with nothing to grasp onto.