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UNTOUCHABLE by Ava Marsh – a review

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“If you start feeling anything for a client – and it does happen – count the money.” Amongst crowded book shelves, a novel with an unusual setting or protagonist stands out. Untouchable appealed to me…

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Don’t be silent about bullying and trolls and don’t trivialise their effects

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… and why I won’t be joining the Twitter Silence today. When I read about the proposed Twitter Silence I knew that it didn’t sit comfortably with me. I get the point that people want…

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Daughter’s Day

Florists burst with fathers and children, Ordering the obligatory bouquet, Writing heartfelt messages. Others, a card from the garage or Chocolates left over from Christmas. A celebration of mothers: The wonderful mother The ‘good enough’ mother. But how does one … Continue reading

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Death’s attendant

She hovers outside the window in short sleeves, Puffy ankles pushed into sandals, Oblivious to the mid-winter crispness. She sucks the life out of her ciggie, Increasing her lip lines with every draw. Hair dyed so black it’s almost blue, … Continue reading

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Naked orchids

Mid-August, The orchids in the window Of the funeral directors Have not one bloom among them, Just flaccid leaves, dried out stems And silvery-grey aerial roots. The smell of loss lingers – Death’s hangover, Mourning’s accomplice – Despite the shiny … Continue reading

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Whitstable beach, Kent

The sea’s sounds soothe like balm for the soul: Waves rise and fall hypnotically, And sweep onto the shoreline and back out again, Like large licks of the sand whose imprint fades quickly Until the next ones swoops in. Time … Continue reading

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