Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction

  It's finally arrived. You can't get through a doorway in our house without being brushed by a large felt spider leg or getting skull tinsel in your hair. The skull (cement, not real, I'm ghoulish but not that ghoulish) has been smiling from pride of place on the mantel beneath the black leaf garlands … Continue reading Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction

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Restless Sleep, Moon-Dogs and Herbal Tea

Tossing and turning at 3 a.m. The bed is warm, not cosy-warm but fever-warm. The duvet holds me down, traps me as I toss about. And thoughts are black shadows at the edge of my dreaming - repeating as mantras, chanting and chanting until a migraine lurks on the periphery. Forced out of bed, I … Continue reading Restless Sleep, Moon-Dogs and Herbal Tea