Feet are not generally considered pleasant.
Except for, of course, the impeccable crescent
of the perfectly pedicured nails on the toes
of the wearer who’s confident,
because she knows
that well-groomed feet and manicured hands
maintain well-heeled standards
and the … Read more
Menopause is cruel
When you haven’t experienced sleepless nights during pregnancy
your body hasn’t been prepared for sleepless nights during menopause
When you haven’t experienced interrupted nights after childbirth
your body hasn’t been prepared for interrupted nights … Read more
How well do we know those around us? In the conclusion of The Hatmaker’s Secret (part 3) we may find we are surprised by those we think we know best.
Stone – Light – Tone
While many Kings … Read more
Nothing and no-one is what it seems in the Hat Maker’s shop. – Part 2 of the Hat Maker’s Secret
There was a crash outside the window and the sound of boots running. The woman smiled. “I see that … Read more
They thought I was there for their contemplation,
immortalised here quite near the station –
some once-sung hero of forgotten mettle,
like Raleigh’s cloak strewn for his queen:
a gesture, brash in its presumption,
hardly worth its coppery sheen.
They … Read more
A new thief arrives in the city. Astonishingly skilled, elusive and independent of the established criminal order. The hat maker must bring this rogue into line or finish them. Part 1 of a short story mystery.
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