Author Archives: B

Christmas is Here!

I am going to have a sunny tropical christmas, for the first time this year, so I had a Christmas Party as SOON AS WAS IN GOOD TASTE – namely december 2nd. It was amazing! A jumper clad crew of … Continue reading

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First World Writer’s Problem

I’ve never had a rejection for a piece of writing, ever.  I keep waiting, and it just doesn’t happen.  It makes me feel, somehow like ‘less of writer’ – without my stacks of rejection letters to prove my street cred. … Continue reading

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My First Novel

I wrote my first novel at age 12.  And it was as terrible as you’d think.  Filling 4 1000 page notebooks with handwritten scrawls, it documented the story of sophisticated 17 year old ingenue Taylor, who on the verge of … Continue reading

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Maybe I can bake.

Of course you can bake, said Leah dismissively.  And scones are easy, I’ll come and help you. Leah is a new friend, so of course she doesn’t know about when I ruined lemon drizzle cake by adding double the milk, … Continue reading

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I resent my soy sauce

It was a flickering thought at first.  With a fresh, steaming plate of pork and chive dumplings, I opened the cupboard above and reached up. That fucking soy sauce, came the unbidden thought.  I sweep it away.  Don’t be silly, … Continue reading

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Squished Herby New Potatoes, Potato Salad, Pommes Dauphinoises

Is there anything better than fresh, home grown potatoes?  You can try to come up with answers to this, but I’ll probably lose interest so don’t bother. I don’t eat a lot of potatoes – my paleo experimentation and general … Continue reading

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Bad Dollar, Future Human, Short Fiction

A few days ago I was one of the lucky finalists in a short fiction contest run jointly by salonniers extraordinaires Future Human and digital micro-publisher Bad Dollar. In a world where self-publishing is becoming more and more accessible (and … Continue reading

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