Through this autumn and winter that are now retreating I started writing the novel that I’ve been thinking about for the last three years. It’s not the physics of time novel but it’s about time and it’s also about home and I think it’s about trying to hang onto both things when everything keeps changing […]
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It’s 2011. We’re in the future. But it feels just like yesterday did. If the date is 1/1/11, does that mean we go back to the beginning?
Dropping butterscotch schnapps on the doorstep. Is this the last of my ten-year memories? We didn’t want ten years to go by so fast. They’ve gone by faster than we wanted them to. It seems that soon it will be time to start counting in lots of twenty years. But my memory won’t be so […]
Last weekend I saw my best friend from high school for the first time in something close to 15 years. We had lunch and hot chocolate and talked for hours, but hardly began the process of first remembering our teenage selves and then substantiating those girls we no longer are with all the experience from […]
At the end of last week I found a time capsule. It was filled with books: Everything by Scott Fitzgerald. A couple of the volumes of Simone de Beauvoir’s autobiography. Literary Theory by Terry Eagleton. Books on roller skating, break dancing, being a disc jockey. Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace by Dale […]
Dear Cettefemme, So many things… where to start. My friend J came to stay a couple of weekends ago. I was telling her about an article I’d read in the 2nd–15th February edition of The Big Issue, where the author had been taking photos of decaying shop signs in his neighbourhood, prior to the buildings […]
I kept a diary when I was 15. I had completely forgotten about its existence until I rediscovered it a couple of weeks ago. Of course I immediately began reading it and as I read I went from being an outsider looking at myself back then to suddenly feeling as if I’d just been writing […]