What can YOU say in six sentences?
I began with lots of brand new, brightly patterned and totally separate oddments of characters, and gaily stitched them all together. Quite soon I found that they were mis-matched for size, while some paired into a nice tidy square and were complete, others needed a whole new piece or two before they were a section.
And then I found that although…
That our Monopoly money was bloodstained should not be taken as an indication that we were an overly competitive family. While I disliked the game intensely I did realise that it was part of the Christmas tradition - as was the large tin of Cadbury's 'Roses' - so I generally started the game with only a token complaint, mostly, if you'll forgive the pun, at being forced to take the iron.…
August 1960. Early closing day and Muriel suggests a ferry trip to Felixstowe. We go for a ride on the big wheel. The man who takes the money goes for his tea, leaving us going round and round, and watching the ferry return to Harwich, us not on it.
November 1930. My great-grandfather takes a ferry trip to Felixstowe and on the return…Continue
Like biorhythms. They circle, coincide and on occasion all become one. Synchronise.
A mass intolerable, unworkable.
Signify ‘The end is nigh’.
Until they shift again, and I once more can see the light.
Her proposal came, as he later told her, with the felicitous timing of an amateurishly-plotted novel, one which relied over-much on coincidence to propel it to a credible conclusion.
Following Isobel’s unrealistically optimistic departure, he had spent a couple of hours re-claiming his flat before sitting down in front of the television…Continue