stories

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This is a reading of ‘The Long Flight Home’, my contribution to Chicken Soup for the Soul’s latest book, ‘Kindness Matters‘ (page 81) Several years ago, on the plane home from Madeira to Bristol, a wordless couple almost made me cry. Their simple gesture made what would have

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Firestarter

I started a fire in my dreams last night. It was only small. A few bits of twigs and kindling. Portable. Somehow, I held it in my hands. Carried it with me. Inside and out. I thought it had gone out, but there was still a trail of

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Countdown

Fifty is fast approaching and today marks 72 days away from being officially postmenopausal. Unless, of course, I bleed between now and June. If I do, the countdown starts all over. I don’t want that. I’m done cocooning and dissolving—I’m restless and ready to emerge. Ready to see

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