A Room of One’s Own Revisited

I have a room of my own. The smallest in the house. I can see the garden and the seasons changing in front of my window. Sometimes, all the seasons pass in a single day. There is one bookshelf full of books and pictures line the walls. These pictures have been carefully curated and hung … Continue reading A Room of One’s Own Revisited

Corona Clothing

It seems to me Corona Clothing is all the rage – though nobody currently calls it that. Rather, it is known as Working From Home clothes or What Day Is It clothes or We Don’t Have Enough clothes. Despite, or because of the pandemic, having the right kind of clothing is now, a matter of … Continue reading Corona Clothing

The Pack

They were walking to the pub when The Dark One suggested howling at the moon. Laughing, they arched their necks and howled. Later, when three of them were leaving, they howled a Goodbye and The Rebellious One (smoke trailing from her cigarette), howled in response. Silently they climbed the hill, breath steaming in the cold … Continue reading The Pack

One Wish

Dear Father Christmas, a.k.a. Santa,   All I really want for Christmas is an end to: Global warming Environmental destruction Exploitative labour practices White supremacist capitalism Corporate digital surveillance Mass incarceration Domestic violence Genocide Patriarchy Poverty Classism Racism Sexism Sectarianism Ageism Ableism Homophobia Transphobia Xenophobia As all of these issues are clearly beyond your power … Continue reading One Wish