The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 17

Tuesday the 7th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado The mirror crack’d from side to side. It’s all I can think of. I keep returning to the pond to… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 16

Sunday 5th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado   I went to visit Commelina. She’s been absent for a while at my wire walks. A few days maybe. I’d… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 15

Year of Elders, 1865 – Somewhere beyond the state line Extracts from the diary of Helena Birch: I haven’t written for a long time. Not properly. Days passed like ticks in a box.… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 14

Wednesday 25th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado   I stand in my room in the darkness. A pool of it. A valley of shadow between windows bursting with… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 13

Wednesday 13th – Year of Elders, 1860 – In the Shadow of Almado Extract from the diary of Helena Birch: Who are you when you sleep? I am not Helena Birch when I… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 12

Friday 21st – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado I dream I’m on the high wire, walking en pointe. The trees whisper around me and the wind touches my shoulders,… Continue reading

Blog Hop Thang…

Don’t faint. I know it’s a little out of the ordinary to see a non-fiction post up in here. I did have this whole swathe of them planned, but what is it they… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 11

The twins sit back to back on the branch of the tree. Reflected. Assumption holds out a right hand, Avarice a left. Fingers intertwined, they sit in the rising sunlight, counting the minutes… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 10

  Tuesday 3rd – Year of Elders, 1852 – Somewhere south of Frisco, or perhaps a small town in Grace?   Extract from the diary of Helena Birch:   There has been a… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 9

Tuesday 10th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado Now I know that much of my mama is sleight of hand, illusion, I begin to wonder how much of me… Continue reading