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

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 8

Sunday 8th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado I’ve been watching my mama move across the room. She glides. I watch her feet, waiting for them to touch the… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 7

Thursday 12th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado   The wire whispers high in the trees. A sigh strung between gossiping branches. When the sun shines directly above, it… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 6

Saturday 23rd – Year of Elders, 1867 – In the Shadow of Almado   Extract from the diary of Helena Birch:   How does the morning sing? From the throats of birds. And… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 5

Tuesday 3rd – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado My edges are blurring. I’ve been following the albinos, like a shadow. And I think I may be becoming one. Not… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 4

Saturday 29th ?? – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado I think I’m dreaming. Every time I look out of my window the sun is setting, but when I step… Continue reading

The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 3

Thursday 28th – Year of Elders, 1967 – The Village of Almado   Things have been happening backwards. It began, as everything seems to, with Commelina. First, cygnet Commelina disappeared. I didn’t see… Continue reading

Late, late, late…

Eek, normally I have a serial episode up by today, but er…I don’t. No real excuse, it was simply leading up to my eldest spawn’s birthday (he is 15 today) and I sorta… Continue reading