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

Bridging The Gap

Somehow, almost without realising it, a year had passed since Esther left Brennan. In the first six months, Esther applied for numerous research jobs, received countless rejections and battled her total inertia and disinterest in writing academic articles based on fieldwork from a million years ago. On a whim she took up writing poetry. Rhyming … Continue reading Bridging The Gap

Collaborative Writing: Part Two

 Esther was pleased. The second year of running her ethnography unit was going well. True, a 9 am start was less than desirable and a number of students always arrived late, bleary-eyed and sleepy. Overall though the students were engaged, the mixture of fieldwork, readings and discussion was progressing smoothly and the challenges around ethics … Continue reading Collaborative Writing: Part Two