Battle Lines

It was her face, I suppose, the way she looked at me; panic mixed with relief. It wasn’t an expression I was used to. In fact, I was braced for her usual “when will you learn to grow up” rant or her equally ineffective sigh of disappointment. But instead, as I pushed open the door […]

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Rules To Live By, Part 3

It’s been a while since I posted the first two installments of this Tiny Tale, so if you need to refresh your memory, please follow the links: Rules To Live By, Part 1; Rules To Live By, Part 2. My father died shortly before my first child was born. Despite my grief, I found comfort in the […]

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Writing, writing and more writing!!

I know you’re all hotly anticipating the final instalment of my latest three part Tiny Tale, Rules To Live By, (I know I am – I haven’t even finished writing the thing yet!), but in the meantime I thought I’d keep you up-to-date with my recent work outside of Bellyful of Art. Rather excitingly, I […]

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Cara

Originally posted on My Bellyful:
Cara had never been a patient person; in any respect. Now, she brought colour back to her cheeks with forceful tugs, bit the paleness from her mouth until red blistered her lips. She watched the clock, she waited. As she ran her fingers through her hair, she listened to the…

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Summer Breaks & New Opportunities!!

Now that summer is in full swing (by virtue of it being August, not because we’ve suddenly woken up to weather akin to the Mediterranean…), Bellyful of Art is taking a two week break to replenish its story-based stocks and swot up on a few art exhibitions ready for the autumn. But before I break […]

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Bang, Bang (Part 1)

Erratic gunfire surrounded him. Jamie pushed on through the dense grass unperturbed, his hands wrapped tightly around the solid weight of his weapon. As he drew level with his comrades, he marvelled at their rigid stance, at the unwavering expressions of belligerence on their cold faces. He wanted to be like them, a dogged power, […]

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