Why A Writer Should Be Locked Up


Reading Time: 3 minutes As a writer, you’ve got no excuse not to write – unless you have four toddlers crawling around your living room, creating havoc. I suppose that I can be forgiven for not writing because it really is a hobby. I’m spending most of my time cancelling appointments and worrying about the rest of humanity. But […]

Reflections (2) – Lockdown


Reading Time: < 1 minute LOCKDOWN   A particle so small, shaped like a crown. A disease threatening to bring us down. And yet, in the distance, I find hope, a brilliance. I will march on into the daylight, I will endure and fight. Togetherness from you, is what I need, And on your love and compassion, I feed. The […]

Le Meilleur Des Mondes

Reading Time: 2 minutes L‘armoire hermétique s’ouvre lorsque le réveil sonne. Sept heures. Mardi – je dois porter le costume trois pièces, couleur bleue, et la cravate verte. La garde-robe le sait et, sans hésiter, me présente les vêtements, le tout soigneusement enveloppé dans du cellophane. Je vérifie l’autocollant vert qui est encore intact. Le costume n’a pas dépassé […]

The Power Of Books


Reading Time: 3 minutes The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village. […]

Heerlijke Nieuwe Wereld

Reading Time: 2 minutes De vacuümverzegelde kledingkast ging open toen de wekker om zeven uur ging. Het was dinsdag – tijd om het blauwe driedelige pak met de groene das te dragen. De kledingkast wist het en presenteerde me zonder aarzelen de kleren, allemaal netjes verpakt in cellofaan. Ik heb de groene sticker gecontroleerd die nog intact was. De […]

Safe New World


Reading Time: 2 minutes My son entered the room, sanitized his hands, rinsed his mouth with chlorhexidine, and jumped on the bed to kiss his mother. It was a safe new world.     The vacuum-sealed wardrobe opened when the alarm clock struck seven. It was Tuesday – time to wear the blue three-piece suit with the green tie. […]