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Rope by Orla Broderick

A blue twine noose hangs empty, for now, from Carron Works desolate bridge. A dirty river, bricked, below. In grey rain I face all the dead faces and know, there but for the grace of Mother, go I. I was … Continue reading

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Valium

There’s a box of diazepam in the bottom of my bag. I carry it around like a weapon, or how I imagine someone might carry a weapon. I have taken only one and yes, it definitely worked. The problem is … Continue reading

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Screamie Wimmin Anxiety

I have a fear and dread of hysterical out of control shouting screamie women. For the past twelve months I have been regularly challenged by women who have, for one reason or another, wanted to scream, shout and attack me.  … Continue reading

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The Burnett Law

Here,  on the other side of the fence where truth and kindness are our daily actions, where the war for love blasts our lives relentlessly, Scotland’s housing crisis is robbing me of my previously patient and forgiving stores. Up here … Continue reading

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Becoming Indie

Self publishing and Indie author sessions Are you thinking about self publishing? Do you want to be an indie? Are you fed up with the rejection letters from traditional publishers? Have you got a fire in your belly for your … Continue reading

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