Monthly Archives: February 2012

Balcony Scene

Tina asked whose the carpet had been on the balcony wall between us, knowing it was Leslie’s, who should’ve used his own facing wall for cleaning it. The ensuing marks from his cleaning were on the floor of the balcony … Continue reading

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Probation, Eviction and Prison

Got Diana to the Probation Office early and was politely told to take a hike. Diana said not to forget to come back. I was acknowledged by a restless man who didn’t sit beside but eventually asked was I there … Continue reading

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Prison Visit

First time, I set off in plenty time, going to the police station to enquire the quickest way to get there, by public transport. The station had moved. I went to where it had moved to and couldn’t get in. … Continue reading

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Valentine Day’s Writers’ Group Meeting

Steve came in shortly after me and I let the pink champagne cork ease itself out and bang against the ceiling of Langton’s shop where the group meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Steve celebrates the day on … Continue reading

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Getting to the Court in Diana’s Good Time

The time set by the court was 9:30. I’d told Diana I’d be at her door by 8:30. Being Diana, she didn’t phone for a minicab but went out for cigarettes and a toasted sandwich. This took time: the slow … Continue reading

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Letter in Richmond and Twickenham Times against Thames Landscape Strategy

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An Interesting Case

Yesterday I was shaking with anger at a letter from John in prison. He ‘proved’ I hadn’t sent him money as asked, though he’d already thanked me for it as a godsend, and on this hook he hung abandonment – … Continue reading

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