Sowing the seeds of love

I am a terrible mother. My child is crying, standing outside in the rain and his tears, blue wellies, blue jacket shouting into the trees. I bought him seeds so he could have his own patch in the vegetable garden. When I told him, I’d ordered his own pack of seeds, his response “Awww. That’s…

A previous life

Landing the plane is the difficult part I didn’t know this the first time I took over the flight controls, acknowledging my flight instructor's command. “You have control” “I have control” (Except I didn’t) I didn’t know this the first time I donned a navy flight suit and walked out onto the apron (that’s where…

Melting into resistance

Ice cold water, creeping higher up my waist as I wade in deeper. Every inch of this body shouting 'NO'. What the F___? Skin dimpled with the cold. Toes warming with loss of sensation. I'm not in the water though, even imagining it makes me squirm, shiver. At the same time envy, admiration, for those…