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  • Recent Reads: The Mermaid of Black Conch

    The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey. Roffey offers an intriguing and moving mix of fable and razor-sharp narrative set around the story of Aycayia, a cursed mermaid who is sung to the surface near a tiny Caribbean island by an unsuspecting fisherman, and promptly caught.   Roffey’s prose throws out any preconceptions we may […]


  • Notes from a Pandemic: The Beginning

    Notes from a Pandemic: The Beginning

    It’s day 7 of the national ‘lockdown’ here in Andalucía, Spain. Life changed overnight as the rise in cases of the Covid-19 virus caused the government to act quickly and announce legislation for new national measures to protect citizens and residents. Even typing that sentence feels surreal. I’ve lived in Andalucía for nearly seven years […]

  • Notes From the Past

    Notes From the Past

      These are my notebooks, if the building was burning I’d go back for them, they are years of pouring heart out onto pages, ideas, reflections, sketches, poems and writing. I return to them regularly, it’s a beautiful act of time travel to go back into your head before you knew what you know now. […]

  • a new story

    a new story

    With all the changes happening in the world, I feel like I’m constantly unlearning my whole life; as a woman, as a vegan, as a slow lifer. It has never been more necessary to slow down and consciously undo and un-learn a lot of the assumptions and knowledge that most of us have been fed […]

  • #amwriting


    I’m a writer. I write. I have always written since the day I learnt how to thread words together, casting lines on and off with full stops and commas. Before that I was a storyteller. Sometimes I still am.    Current Writing Projects 2019 –  Short Stories: Four short stories loosely themed around animals and our connection […]