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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Dark Ages

Hi all, I'm afraid we've been experiencing more hospital dramas with my parents. Quite a draining process, which has put me in mind of Christy Brown and Joey Deacon.

Does anyone remember these men? 

Both had Cerebral Palsy and were regarded as imbeciles, but neither were intellectually impaired. However, their speech could not be understood by most people.

My father has advanced dementia and is aware that strangers do not understand him, so in hospital he waits for me to arrive, then he opens his eyes and begins to communicate his needs. 

Sadly without my input, my father is treated like the Christy Browns and Joey Deacons of the past.  He may have lost many of his faculties, but he is still an intelligent man.

However, my father won't ever be able to write his own story...

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Is it really December since I last posted. Been having more family hospital dramas and trying to finish a birthday present. However, I have also toyed with a possible Flash Fiction Piece for the Lascaux competition.

The prompt is a picture. I wrote a 250 word first draft and have put it to one side for now. 

Will you be entering? 

Or do you prefer to keep such projects on the QT?