Five Fave Movies

The question on Tuesday was five movies better than books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Even though the book was good, the first film showed us Harry. No longer something in our imaginations, we could see the characters interact with each other. The book and film weren’t quite in sync with each other. ThereContinue reading “Five Fave Movies”

Final Snippet of my book ”It Won’t Happen Again”

MARTHA EPILOGUE Martha’s diaries, in the past books, where anger festered, were not a place for quiet reflection. But the more she read through their myriad of pages; the more Thomas pulled away. It was Elizabeth who convinced her to write her story. A book to permanently drive away her memories. It was time toContinue reading “Final Snippet of my book ”It Won’t Happen Again””

Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER TWENTY MARTHA No longer afraid to close her eyes, Martha found a strength she didn’t know was possible. From the officers to the other prisoners, she had seen a bigger part of the world around her. When new inmates arrived, she found herself drawn to the helpless. She guided them through their first tentativeContinue reading “Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER NINETEEN LAURA ‘I’m going back to college.’ Laura passed over a college prospectus to Martin. ‘But I wanted to tell you first.’ ‘So, what course did you want to do?’ ‘Business.’ ‘Okay, that wasn’t quite what I expected.’ ‘Just something another visitor mentioned.’ ‘Brilliant.’ Martin looked at the prospectus and back to Laura, whoseContinue reading “Monday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Thursday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN ELIZABETH Surrounded by bills, paperwork and builder’s estimates, Elizabeth wondered if she had done the right thing. Only yesterday, she had to call the plumbers in to sort out a leak in the ceiling and their estimate, in its thousands, prompted her to organise insurance straight away.     It was yet another monthlyContinue reading “Thursday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN MARTHA Dressed in a power suit, ready for action, Sheila shook Martha’s hand and sat on the opposite side of the table. It looked like she had come prepared – inside an open black briefcase, lined with silk, was a pile of paperwork. ‘I’m so pleased you agreed to meet me,’ Sheila said,Continue reading “Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER SIXTEEN LAURA ‘Hello, is anyone there?’ Laura called out to the back of the shop. Elizabeth hadn’t exaggerated, it was a quaint little place, and the smell of old books surrounded the walls like a freshly baked loaf of bread. She remembered when she was little, or maybe it was something she imagined, butContinue reading “Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Sunday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER FIFTEEN LAURA Laura had dropped Tabitha off at school.  With nothing else better to do, she took a walk directly to Langley college and handed in her application form. All she could do now was wait. Now she had a few hours, where she didn’t have to work, visit, or think of someone else,Continue reading “Sunday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER FOURTEEN ELIZABETH The elderly owner, not afraid to wear mis-matched clothing, of “Books Galore” was always a pleasure to see. Her top was a flowery number, with printed daffodils and her trousers a bright purple. She always greeted her customers with a flushed face and a friendly wave. Elizabeth had spent a lot ofContinue reading “Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Monday Snippet – From It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER THIRTEEN MARTHA Martha watched the entrance to the visiting room. As each partner, Mother and child sat down, she wanted to edge around the walls and escape back to her cell. When she had first made the request, for a visitation order, to see Elizabeth, she thought her judgement was correct, but now allContinue reading “Monday Snippet – From It Won’t Happen Again”