NB and I have traded letters and postcards since 2005. I always look forward to his correspondence and keep them, unopened, on the mantelpiece until I need a little pick-me-up. Last week I began a difficult reply to his latest, but this morning I finished it and folded the 5 sheets and the ephemera, found … Continue reading Palm Sunday correspondence (excerpt)
I woke up and the room was dark. The room was dark and peaceful. I had been dreaming about someone from the past - a friend I hadn't seen since twenty-fourteen or sometime thereabouts. She was working in that dream in a school, she was working in that dream behind the reception desk in a … Continue reading empty pages.
November 17th 2004 Crystal Palace 1 restring guitar 2 practice 3 fruit, veg, toilet roll 4 laundry 5 Pips (at school gates) 6 send article to NB 7 Santi 8 rent 9 bathe 10 be good, drink water, breathe [7/10] November 17th 2017 Whitley Bay Damp metro to West Monkseaton to record at Alan Mac's … Continue reading Notes From A Fragile Island. 5
she hands me a book and i say, i will return this someday (it's a line that people often phrase). i know that i won't, but i will lift her from the margin and the page and return the gift in different ways. i barely recall the tale's name but her hand, her footnotes, her annotation … Continue reading note to self.
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