News about Mrs Nobright from Nowhere

As Writing 101 draws to its close, the staff is getting sentimental. They want us to describe the melodrama of a landlord evicting an old widow as seen by a twelve-year-old boy. Thanks, I’ll pass on this tear jerker. I’ll re-do this sad story into a grotesque story in the vein of Flannery O’Connor (whom … Continue reading News about Mrs Nobright from Nowhere

Poetic Manifesto

Neither Emily Dickinson, nor Sylvia Plath. No one should want to be emulating their a g o n y.

On Penis Envy and Fear of Murder

Writing 101 staff is getting Freudian. They want us to psychoanalyse ourselves by writing out our greatest fear. As Dr Freud enlightened me, my greatest fear already materialised itself when I was born a girl. In his apparent ignorance concerning women, Freud believed that girls were nothing but castrated boys. Every woman then suffers from … Continue reading On Penis Envy and Fear of Murder

#334 Teacher’s Scotch Whisky

"Teacher's Scotch Whisky" (top left): how, oh how did I miss this?!

#333 My Shadow

This is me being creepy.

In the Shade

The cat is not weirdly striped; it's just shadow play on her fur.