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. radio .

two voices, softly said, “yes” they cannot understand the numbers nor find their families.sbm.See More
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. holly wreath .

comes out every year,stored in one of theoutbuildings. this is neither poetic norimportant, yetwe walked down the lanetogether, slowly. to place the holly wreath. sbm. See More
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. driving dark .

the same each december, advent .the lead up. we have a memory or two.the world goes dark, we teach and learn,wait for light to appear,with those albeit small birds,singing.we have comfort, medieval trees,the coventry carol.we drive in the dark.sbm.See More
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. a little tree .

help thyself.once turned this age, decidedi may ask for help, seems i did not need it,the blokes were all at tea, so chosethe tree, carried it to the careasily.i always have one, fresh green, i likethe smell, the feel of it. in the house,whatever is happening,happy or sad,i like the constant tree.i never used to ask for help,until this last is a new rule, maybei shall break it.sbm.…See More
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. double notes .

. double note. Posted on November 29, 2014this is not the usual tune,not butterflies or medievalfields.this is a collaboration dreamedby a window, watching the sceneshift. we have watched it slowlychange here, we like the sound of bellscalling across meadows.this is a new way, calling back and forthacross the moors, traws fynydd, singingwith all the days of our is natural to sleep.sbm.See More
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. birds fly up .

it is the way of things,while there are birds.while you read, you willnot understand all words,that is the way of things, soakthose stains in washings.then look quietly, see a new.cellular memory, let be, and learn,that small birds fly up.sbm.See More
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, now we descend .

we are hand writing, at the tablefire lit, radio playing. scratchingwords in time, rhythm comesnaturally, birds beat the window,cold now, little feathers hopingfor food.we now descend into darkness,curtain drawn into night,november.mistakes crossed, all can seethe errors ,the blots,that soakthe skin, the stain within.i am hand writing.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
I found out about She Writes from:
just happened upon it, gently

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. radio .

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:22am 0 Comments

two voices, softly said, “yes” they cannot understand the numbers nor find their families.



. bits of paper .

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:36pm 0 Comments

much of the time is spent with this

or other things which pass the day


use the brain. remembering strong

wrapping paper in folded sheets.


i have a modern roll that tears

easily, yet now continue the theme

of recycled, flattened yet stil creased,

tied with inevitable red thread or bloody



each year in the afterwards

we would iron the paper flat




. the dress .

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:25am 0 Comments

it is an traditional

afghan dress

look at the bodice.

encrusted with jewellery,

history, a desire to buy

is curtailed, only by

the price. i have

searched ebay for another,

more affordable, yet tis

this one, i love.

i can visit, touch

and take photographs.

the afghan dress

is £125, will not fit

me. that will not

stop me




. holly wreath .

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:59pm 0 Comments

comes out every year,

stored in one of the



this is neither poetic nor

important, yet

we walked down the lane

together, slowly.


to place the holly wreath.





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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.

Jennifer Lauck



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