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could be anything,it is relevant.pins can be dangerous on the floor, stuck in fingers, laid abed with a bandage tied, his chest was tight, his head red hot.soothed with oboe, finlandia ,rabbit, the rag fell off out of site, the game continued.sbm.See More
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book binding. the apprentice

the reluctant apprentice, trained with brown paper and string.the redundant book binder, left to the world with care. hopedto eradicate a lack of training , gold leaf tracing a memory. retuned eventually through mappe mundi, national librariesall ancient tape and frogskin.chained.the books are bound.sbm.See More
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plus 66 i can buy the things i think i need, find thati am not bothered, that i have the things i is a box of old postcards, that started the conversations, the ideas and was rather good.collaborations work.sbmSee More
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Who I am:
I am a painter who writes,
a writer that paints,
a drawer on life,
and landscape.

Watch me make things.

Am quite patient,
hold my tongue,
but can't say
multi disciplinary.


I live here, in Wales

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My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
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Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:42pm 0 Comments

we had 3d each,old money

for sweets from the cafe.

it was not a cafe any

more, a corner shop,

not on the corner, which

makes me wonder why so many

were on said corner?

i liked ross’s

puff candy, left

by the fire to go

sticky. palm toffee

and crisps.

yet the latter were 3d

a bag, a waste of money mum said,

just potato, so they were banned.

my brother was older, working

bought them for me in…



Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:10pm 0 Comments

it is an ancient place,

oswald’s tree, the floor

bends, polished wood.

there was a wedding yesterday,

all kilted, the groom ate pie,

wore proper shoes with segs.

she showed me a cabinet, a spoon,

hand forged, old, beaten for sale.

i was travelling, a pretty

place, not good enough for some.

the bottle is crooked,

we left it



not with standing

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:44pm 0 Comments

means despite of,

yet sitting, write each day.

while clothes are aired

ready. the dog fed

layed belly down, asleep.

while the cat belches prettily,

stalks back out to open air,

writing continues not with standing.

some times in bed sitting,

now curled – the sofa.

a night of dreams has left,

the same dream over.

i do not write in spite of,

i write because .



pause a while

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:51pm 0 Comments

to think, that maybe driving slowly

is a good idea, with all the sirens


pause a while to correct the mistakes,

remove the tiltles that are

not needed.

launch into space, with ideas which

defy all religion.

it is a quiet place, a book with lists

and crosses.

my brother phoned, i may stay

with him a while.



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At 4:50pm on April 24, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

I haven't been on SheWrites much lately.  Been busy doing my own "thang" I suppose.  I'm curious as to what my SheWrites friends are up to, writing-wise, though.  Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from 2 agents who have requested my full manuscript of The Time Minders.  I'm still working on Kingdoms of Blood & Magic, but not as diligently as I should, since I've been querying/submitting for the TTM, doing scads of tutoring at my daughters' school and work for our church's youth group.  How about YOU? 

At 5:49pm on February 26, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

And you.  Is it still damp in Wales?

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At 9:54am on September 6, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Sonja, Belated welcome to She Writes. I hope you're enjoying the site! Love to have you join us in the Novelists – Struggling or Not group if you'd like.

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Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
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Hey, hope you're having a great time on She Writes!  If you want to know all about memoir, come see me.  Great free advice.

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