The Anniversary Man*

“I got you a little something, for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day,” I say to Seb when he calls yesterday. “When’s Valentine’s Day?” Seb says. “February 14th,” I say.  Surely he ought to know this, but then again maybe it’s a good sign that he doesn’t: it means he hasn’t been wining and dining a […]

A Meditation On Murder*

“Hello lovely, all well?”  Seb’s message comes through at 6.30pm last night.  “Very good here.  Despite all my self abuse, meditation’s going pretty well.  You keep popping into my mind during meditation.  Sending loving thoughts xxx” “Sending loving thoughts back,” I fire off, just in case he can read it straight away.  “You are in […]

Downward-Facing Death*

Can do some stuff to stop mood getting any more elevated: 1.  Keep away from the Internet – hence why am only just writing this now.  Technology is not my friend at the moment, sadly.  Can’t work things.  2.  Rest. 3.  Keep away from shops, restaurants and public transport.  Am cancelling all my plans up […]

Sleep With The Lights On*

“Argh, overslept,” I say to brother at 8am this morning as I make a quick pre-gym coffee. “You were up in the night,” brother says.  “I heard your meditation thing.” “Sorry,” I say, squeezing toothpaste onto my toothbrush.  Sunburn woke me in the night and had to run my Body Scan again to get back […]

Hippie Hollow: Murder On A Nude Beach*

Walking along the beach, kicking off my fit flops, feeling the sand between my toes.  Blue sky, cerulean sea, pale sand – golden retriever colour. Not the caramel of a working retriever, the pale yellow of a pet one, that is.  The colours of paradise.  A pair of small dogs bomb into the sea and […]