Monthly Archives: May 2012

Buttercup buttercup

Basking buttercups, a carpet of yellow, Cover the lush, hillside meadows. Their bowl-shaped petals face the sun, Devils in disguise, these poisonous weeds. Bees buzz, and flit from flower to flower, Greedily gobbling up pollen. Dandelion seed heads float in … Continue reading

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Love

Minds touch Hearts beat Dreams collide Souls meet Histories merge Bodies speak. ———————————————- © Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts … Continue reading

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Pole position

Donald Uptight leans forward in his leather chair and looks over the top of his steel-rimmed glasses. ‘So, Ms Nebilenko –’  he says ‘Please – call me Tatjana.’ ‘So, Ms – Tatty-yana, I see from your application form that you … Continue reading

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Flash fiction – A simple mistake

I grab the phone and snap ‘Hello?’ I have just taken the first mouthful of my supper and am keen to discourage any enthusiastic salesperson wanting to sell me a new gas or broadband contract. I listen. Nothing. I look … Continue reading

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That vital consonant

It was the little things that gave it away. At first I didn’t pick up on them, at least, not consciously anyway. I knew Reverend Mathews when we lived in Cambridge and he was the vicar at our local church. … Continue reading

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Banstead Woods in May

The rhythmic fall of feet On wet woodland soil Bluebells carpet the forest floor Birds tweet afternoon chorus From trees and peat That distinctive smell Rain falls, a fine film Hood up, attention inward Shots in the distance Woodpecker pecking … Continue reading

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Spring in the suburbs

Throw open those windows and doors Listen to the blackbird sing Distant dog barking Hello world! Do come in. Breeze tickles leafy branches A voice carries in the air Tin can somersaults along tarmac With neither worry nor care. —————————————————– … Continue reading

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