A Tale of One Mother, in 99 Words

As an amateur writer, I continually try to extend myself and delve deeper into my passion. I look for inspiration everywhere and every day. This story was written late one evening in response to an online writing challenge. With no restrictions on theme, it was to be no longer than 99 words, including three pre-chosen … Continue reading A Tale of One Mother, in 99 Words

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To the Mother at the Swimming Pool with Her Autistic Daughter

I didn't notice you when I first arrived at the local aquatic centre. Amongst the usual commotion of scuttling children and bustling parents, I was too distracted by my two excited little boys, each racing off in different directions. Although I'm at the pool every Wednesday afternoon, taking my sons to their swimming lessons, today was the first time I'd seen … Continue reading To the Mother at the Swimming Pool with Her Autistic Daughter

“Please Don’t Shout at Me” – What Your Child Wants You to Know

You communicate with me, and connect with me in more ways than you realise. With your eyes when you look at my treasured fish drawings. With your ears when you listen to me singing my songs about lizards. With your touch when you hug me goodnight with a squeezy cuddle for the eleventh time. And with your voice … Continue reading “Please Don’t Shout at Me” – What Your Child Wants You to Know