EASING RESTRICTIONS

Green for Go. The hustle and bustle. The crowded market. The anxiety. Tell yourself they've all been vaccinated. Tell yourself the numbers are small. Faces unmasked. Breathing. Germs. Raw meat. Sweating. Palpitations. Get out. An open street and space. Relax, everything is normal. The green signal flashes. Step out onto the road. The driver doesn't … Continue reading EASING RESTRICTIONS

A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

Lockdown again.Office closed, furlough scheme extended.Legally I cannot do any work if I've been furloughed.Stay home, stay safe.Raining outside, and cold. Forget exercise.The freezer is stocked up and more food is being delivered straight to my door.Time for feet up, Netflix on, or maybe a good book.Couple of indulgent snacks and maybe a glass of … Continue reading A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

THERE’S ALWAYS A BIGGER FISH

'Where is he?' Rupert was becoming hysterical. 'I told you, he's probably just hiding in the pirate ship, maybe he's found some treasure.' Hurry up Marc, she pleaded. She could tell when Rupert was about to have one of his anxiety attacks, one of the many results of his Asperger's. Until now the fish had … Continue reading THERE’S ALWAYS A BIGGER FISH