Thursday Snippet – From my book – It Won’t Happen Again

Martha looked down to her lap and then back to Helen. ‘Yes, she’s my daughter. I didn’t understand why she was so angry with Thomas. Chris helped me to see it from her point of view. On that last night helped me write a letter. I told her the reason why I couldn’t take Buddy.Continue reading “Thursday Snippet – From my book – It Won’t Happen Again”

A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER NINE MARTHA Bars at the window and locks at the door, but even if they weren’t there, Martha had no urge to flee. The officers had been kindness itself. She had been offered another cell. However, she didn’t want to run away. Her voices would only follow her back. From a little gap inContinue reading “A Snippet from It Won’t Happen Again”

Friday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

Not willing to do as instructed, she fixed her legs to the floor and stared at the open doorway. Another officer would walk through at any moment. They would say that Chris had been taken to hospital. Tell her it was all an elaborate joke. She felt a sharp scratch. The muscles in her armsContinue reading “Friday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER EIGHT MARTHA Waking up with the sounds of keys in the lock and bright sunlight through the bars in the window, early mornings were the best part of life in prison. There was a bird on the tree outside. It would signal the day in, without the need for any alarm clock. Martha reluctantlyContinue reading “Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

Miss Prentice, there before the fight got out of control, positioned herself between them. It was only when her radio was lifted, that Chris reached for Martha’s offered arm. ‘Sorry Miss, we’re all good I promise,’ Chris said. ‘I tripped down the stairs, and Chris was worried that’s all.’ ‘Steph, I’d advise you to stayContinue reading “Tuesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Sunday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER SEVEN MARTHA ‘Now ladies, I want you to focus on what your feelings are today. Whether they are joy, sadness, anger, or fear, let the paint brush do the talking and get it down on canvass.’ Chris giggled at the back of the class. Martha couldn’t help joining in. What would a few splatteredContinue reading “Sunday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Saturday Snippet – From my novel It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER SIX    MARTHA For the first time since Martha had got married, her own choices were made. From choosing what to wear in the morning, to important decisions such as selling the house, she started to take control. She couldn’t personally make a profit, but Laura, as her next of kin could. Not thatContinue reading “Saturday Snippet – From my novel It Won’t Happen Again”

Friday Snippet from my novel – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER FIVE ELIZABETH As soon as the verdict had been announced, Elizabeth slipped away into the shadows. She didn’t want to encroach on their grief. It was partly her fault that her ex-rival was going to be in prison for ten years. Yes, Martha’s testimony didn’t help her either, but, if she had been honestContinue reading “Friday Snippet from my novel – It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

CHAPTER FOUR LAURA When BBC Radio London contacted her, Laura decided it would be the best course of action. She could reach a wide audience, who would push for change. Even if it didn’t help her mum, it could still help others in the same position. True to her last words, Laura hadn’t visited herContinue reading “Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”

Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again

Chapter Three MARTHA If Martha weren’t handcuffed for her session with the psychiatrist, she would have fled the corridor in a heartbeat. What good would it be to talk – that’s all they ever did.  It only made things worse, not better. ‘Martha, please come on in.’ Her eyes darted from the desk to theContinue reading “Wednesday Snippet – It Won’t Happen Again”