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,even that .

yes, you can get used to it.even that. it is a frame of is not a problem, if you think that.we heard the looms working at the top, so ran the stairs to watch. they are loud.the finer cloth is sent to scotland to wash, it smooths the fabric, tightens the weave, makes the pattern stronger.think what you like, the mills continue.sbm.…See More
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.laid for tea .

it is a huge space, few fellow travellers, all counted in.nicely embellished, we commented on it our necks bent. the armoire was locked of course, as is the meaning of it all.they were laying the place for tea, so no bell rang, no one spoke of it that day.a constant sound, was it his voice?they will pray for him, all is in disorder.except the tea tables.sbm.…See More
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it was quite a shock, that there are no boxes left.only those of a different size, quite a shock your anger that leapt from nowhere. of course it does not matter.yet with that and the moon,how can one can one pack and tidy when things are the wrong shape, and emotions me a favour, and know it was a favour, looking for boxes.the sheds are now tidy.sbm.…See More
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some want their receipts, other don’ is all a matter of taste, etiquette, upbringing and security. in the bag or wallet sir?some check at home, that all is well, secure and safety. some shred, while others burn the evidence of careful spending.i put them in the compost bin, where only the resident mouse will see eats well there.i know not its gender, nor political persuasion.there is a shop nearby, a charity that sells some things for a penny.i bought an orange collander.sbm.…See More
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. 36 .

the hold all does not quite hold them all.i cannot close it now. offereda space i chose the cards, eyes closed metaphorically i suppose.death comes in many ways, these ended in the bag.i wanted to choose yours, yours and yours, yet it had to be done quickly, recorded, posted, recorded.there are 36 less, i repeat.the bag will not close.the little book of death, on the irony.sbm.…See More
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.little apples .

it is an obvious thing, yet you were not had seen round corners, down the well, most places, yet in front of you it was.they came suddenly, i heard their voices. we need to keep the pattern straight, in time to the music, there.later, we leaned against the post, ate little apples, looked at the scene,got always.sbm.See More
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.the silent bird sings.

quiet all night, then suddenly, the quiet voice sings. it is time to speak, to make a dash the pencil hard on stone, break the lead. erase inherited memory, genes denied.listened, it talks quietly, listen.cut the paper, brace the ash, rub and smudge, think again.think if it had been you.yours.sbm.See More
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.shopping in town.

wednesday, the shops shut are still tourists around.or new people. i bought some sweets, a thimble,a packet of screws, one light bulb.chatted about face book in the mongers.i moved here in 1993.I am an immigrant.sbm.See 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

Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:


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My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
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.there may be another way .

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

you may already have the things you need.

just look.

it may be that there could be a piano,
neat and shiny. the front may be gone, so that
the bits inside are beautifully visible.


it may be that all music was learned carefully.

or it may not be so. there may be no piano.



. a book .

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments

seems we have not been to all the mills,

never will. some are gone, yet we have seen them.

seen things that are never there. lost our way,

if there ever was one?

there is a book, we did not buy it, perhaps

a need to find out for ouselves.

it has become a metaphor, a place to be lost in.

he said they bolted the looms down, we disagree.



.so we draw dresses .

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 10:16pm 0 Comments

write the words, she says

that helps.

it is a drop in the ocean, and cannot

help those already lost in the ocean.

it was said in depth we drown, and so

it is so.

we cannot rescue the drowning, record the names.


so we draw dresses.

black dresses do not sell so well.



. peptides again .

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

reading how the body works, you

will have a better understanding,

yet they do not teach of peptides

at school.

they teach of clever yoghurt in adverts,

i did not know microbes fancy food,

move our choices.

it seems we are not in so much

control, perhaps that is why

we like routine.


i read a lot yesterday, then

mowed the lawns and went

empty headed.



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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?

At 2:03am on September 8, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

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.

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 10:55pm on August 15, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

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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