The fear

I place my fingers through the flowing water and wait until the temperature is just right. Stepping into the bath, the cold hits the soles of my feet as I pull the curtain closed. My body is soaked in seconds and I sigh with contentment as warm water runs down over my faceā€¦. Suddenly I…

Day out

Watching as he slowly climbs, one foot in front of the other, he reaches the top. Triumphantly, he stands at the peak for a minute to take in the view – the wind blowing through silky brown hair. Lifting his hands to his face, he pushes it aside before beginning the 3 second journey to…

Seasons of change

It happens once a year, and every time, it creeps up so silently that it takes a while to realise that things have actually changed. Usually, it comes with a slight drop in temperature, then a subtle adjustment in the quality of light. Mornings grow slightly darker and evening sunsets show up just that little…

The lightness of love

“Love is like a butterfly As soft and gentle as a sigh The multicoloured moods of love, are like its satin wings” -Dolly Parton The thing that first attracted me to it was the way in which the wings would slowly open and close to reveal bright blue eye-like markings which shimmered in the sunlight.…