Author Archives: bloominheather50

Starlight

Sometimes the stars do not exist Obscured behind the thickening mist Of cloud punched up by weather’s fist. Sometimes they are beyond our sight In darkness, hidden by our light, By our electric day from night. But in the dark … Continue reading

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Our Song

There is a new review on Amazon UK for my book of short stories “Our Song” under my maiden name Heather Douglas.  I have copied it exactly (with minor typos) below:- “The short stories in this collection draw the reader … Continue reading

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Evening Falls

For grandparents everywhere! Evening Falls A small baby’s time is full of needs with feeding every hour. Winding, changing, soothing cries, his Mum runs low on power. Her world’s so small, it seems she lives behind a prison’s bars. No … Continue reading

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THE HOMECOMING

(Let’s escape from electioneering for a while and visit a far away planet …) The men were coming home.  The children were excited as they watched the preparations, though some were so young they could not remember a Homecoming and … Continue reading

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Glasgow

Before I visited Glasgow, I knew very little about it and my impressions had been formed by (a) incomprehensible accents on TV shows (b) a picture of desperately poor, crowded and filthy tenements from some history book  and (c) a … Continue reading

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A May Anniversary

May and Tom celebrated their Diamond Wedding in May 2003.  They had not applied for a telegram from the Queen.  Tom, a local government officer who had left his Northumberland mining family far behind, would perhaps have appreciated a royal … Continue reading

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A Story for Christmas

Christmas presents – such a lot of effort and in the end nothing but trouble!  Lizzie got me a theatre trip to London, train fare and hotel and tickets for a show, what a lovely idea.  She was that mad … Continue reading

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