A MOSAIC OF EX-PLATE

Walking to an afternoon’s ocean swim through the beachside car park, two children and their mother skirt a flower of smashed ceramic, crunched by passing wheels into a smattering of small angular petals. What was once a china plate decoratively mosaics the grey bitumen.  White pieces glinting hard-edged in the sun. Daughter observes that her […]

Resisting The Flow (from the “NUTS!” collection)

Rail travel on the great northern line has its traditions and hazards. You must be early in order to avoid hordes of elderly passengers in shiny white polyester pantsuits dragging their bony arses through the buffet car. Having made selections from the wine list, those of us who hover there do wonder what attracts them, […]