Author Archives: Peter Wells aka Countingducks

About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is

The Perfect Break


You could call it a meeting of minds: a moment when two souls found in each other’s company that a complex world could become simple, but that was all it was and everything. It was a holiday romance, a trick … Continue reading

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A Pause in Blogging


Because our thoughts are with the Queen, so sadly missed I will not be publishing a blog for the next two weeks. I know our thoughts are with her and her family and among the many among us who mourn … Continue reading

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Ukraine


One of my current endeavours is to volunteer, teaching Ukrainian refugees English and through this I have got to know the stories of quite a few of them. This was made more graphic last Wednesday as they celebrated their Independence … Continue reading

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In Search Of Improvement


Those friendships we enjoyed, so casually, in a life, not overburdened with demands, allowed us room to celebrate with ease, a freedom we now find embalmed in photographs, and  some remaining artefacts. Me grinning with a new caught fish, the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Flaw


You would love her if she wished, but not for an eternity. Anger was her closest friend, and nothing bored her more, she cried, than “Weak kneed praise from slack jawed men.” Unstable at the best of times, she could … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Philosophy


I want to know what everything is, and nothing is; the beauty of a note and the silence which surrounds it. I like to know and understand myself, and those whom I meet, or nearly meet. I am conscious that … Continue reading

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The Day Of Reckoning


You know that expression, “Live one day at a time:” well there comes a day for some of us, when we are living “One breath at a time”. That’s where Molly was at this moment; not all bad mind you: … Continue reading

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Maria


A lifetime ago, when I was still at school I met Maria, bookish like me, and awkward, and in her company I found a companionship I had not known before and in the end, under a tree in the local … Continue reading

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The Voyage Of Life


Some rower sets off from his childhood to cross the Atlantic of life as the crowds gather to applaud his courage and the adventures he is yet to discover. He is moved by the numbers of people who are  there … Continue reading

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Impossible Dreams


Ever since I have been old enough to want more than go fishing, play football or become a musician of note, I have had a “Star from Afar:” some inexpressibly mysterious beauty whose progress across the silver screen captured my … Continue reading

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