Tuesday 27 July 2010

full stop

I wonder what it's like living life the size of a full stop... precarious no doubt - being so tiny - but lots of potential for adventure and mischief ;-) Does he crawl into books and place himself in key sentences, changing the entire meaning of the story? Does he travel around the world, invisibly hitchhiking on clothing and bags and trains and planes? Does he sit, hidden in the middle of events, listening and watching? Does he find out great works of art, or lesser-known stuff that he just likes, and become a part of it - a mini-installation. Francis Bacon is a particular favourite and full stop has spent hours crawling across his canvasses, before settling on the perfect spot to become a temporary but integral part of the work. He must be eagle-eyed - constantly having to avoid and traverse new obstacles: like a lighter 20 full-stops high that suddenly appears in front of him. And then chance deciding whether a huge cup of hot tea comes crashing down on top of him... my lover didn't think it was nice to squish the model, even one that small.

Monday 26 July 2010


today I screamed at a small boy, playing knock & run on a dead man's door.

Sunday 25 July 2010

iar: magazine K

K = Kent Life [No 545 July 2010 £2.99 pp 148+92]

Tuesday 20 July 2010

speech marks

she highlighted he wrote

he wrote she highlighted

Friday 16 July 2010

free coffee

Today I saw a woman with a beard and got a free cup of filter coffee in Pret. Neither event was unique, or related, but both were slightly surprising.

Thursday 15 July 2010

Wednesday 14 July 2010


Tuesday 13 July 2010


Sunday 11 July 2010


a man bought three grey ties and one yellow one. I can't even begin to imagine a life for him. I wonder if he can...?


A woman wearing a hijab asks the shop assistant if she can have 4 extra large pants and picks out the four designs she wants. There is a misunderstanding - the assistant (young, Asian, immaculate) thinks the woman wants 4 XL pairs of each style. She actually wants only 1 pair of each design but in the size XXXXL. The assistant says they aren't available in that size. The woman asks hopefully "triple extra large?" He says they may have them and goes to the storeroom to look.

The designs she wants are: animal, tasty, batman, and a pair removed from the middle before I can see what they are...

iar: magazine J

J = Judge Dredd Megazine [#299 20 Jul 10 2010 £4.99 pp 64+68]

Saturday 10 July 2010

the last lie

this is the last lie I will ever tell you. the last secret I will ever keep.

Friday 9 July 2010


Spider lived in the same rented house for 72 years but he wasn't born there and he didn't die there. He never married but he knew EVERYONE. He used to dance (which gave him his nickname), never smoked, but loved to drink. His favourite drink was 'brandy and cleavage' (made with lovage: a very sweet alcoholic liqueur). He had an eye for wine bargains - if there was a £3 bottle of wine that tasted like heaven... he would find it. He played bowls and listened to live jazz. He was friendly to everyone, generous, and full of daft puns and innuendos. We'll miss you Spider.

Thursday 8 July 2010

iar: magazine I

I = intelligent life [Volume 3 Issue 4 Summer 2010 £4.95 pp 144]


Wednesday 7 July 2010

Monday 5 July 2010

Sunday 4 July 2010

i was a festival virgin...


Word cloud: Fisk (Danish drink - think vodka with a Benylin mixer), hot, no sleep, smoke without fire, noise (isn't there always noise), it's not rock'n'roll but... coming home in the afternoon for a bath and a snooze :), Saturday night is pink night.

the festival was over

Saturday 3 July 2010

stories of life and love

Darren and Sarah were trying to introduce some excitement into their relationship.

if only I was a fairy... II

Friday 2 July 2010