They believe in Magic

I wanted to protect them We wanted to protect them My two From the horrors of this world. Keeping them in a safe bubble Away from the knowledge of the scary things that happen Making sure bad things don’t happen to them Keeping them safe Keeping their world tucked away from the rest. Maintaining their […]

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A Spotlight on Reality

I beat them there. I’m not sure how I did it. The ambulance had left our house, blue light flashing, before me. They’d blocked the drive, I wondered if my neighbours would be quietly seething at the inconvenience As I rang my dad and Chris’ mum to make arrangements so the kids still got to […]

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He’s going to build a space rocket

He’s going to build a space rocket I snuggled him, asked him if he would stay with me forever ‘No mummy’ he replied ‘I’m going into space when I’m bigger’ ‘I’m going to build a space rocket, go into space, to the stars, see my daddy’ ‘See my daddy in heaven’ It took us back […]

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Another Coffee

I didn’t drink coffee before all this started I was strictly a tea girl. You can’t beat a good strong cup of tea Well brewed and piping hot. Hospital tea is neither of those. The hospitals I’ve become a regular at all have a costa or Starbucks consession now What the people demand and all […]

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A Smile that Reached his Eyes

I had missed him. I hadn’t realised until I saw it. A Smile His smile. He smiled and he meant it Really meant it. He smiled and it filled his whole face He smiled and it reached his eyes He laughed at a little joke and the laugh was involuntary, Not a planned reaction to […]

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