Tag Archives: ageing

Who Do You Walk With


Some of us are loved until where we end and others begin becomes impossible to define. I am not that man. I walk, smiling at certain faces on the street, known to the point of small talk, but that love … Continue reading

Posted in ageing, character, community, Fiction, Love, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Style Was Her Character


My grandmother, I remember, draped a fur around her shoulders long after they ceased to be fashionable, even when reclining on the sofa in her home. She delighted in making statements such as, “I have offered up my life to … Continue reading

Posted in ageing, character, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

The Secret of A Long Life By Sedgemoor Longridge


“Sedgy” as he was known to his friends, most of them having died of course, him being ninety one, was holding forth to his son on his invigorating approach to “Living.” “Well, the first fifteen or sixteen years, as you know, are … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, faith, Fiction, Life, Love, old age, Peter Wells, Relationships, Romance, values, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

A Glorious Man In Passing But Impossible to Live With


I remember those heady days when we first entered college, dropped our bags and said goodbye to our parents, after conversations filled with awkward love and soon-forgotton advice. I remember meeting my new roommates, and sharing stories and then drinks and nodding a … Continue reading

Posted in character, childhood, community, creative writing, Environment, faith, Fiction, Life, Love, Peter Wells, Relationships, Romance, Talent, values, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Ghost Of A Love Affair


” Love me but do not own me: Celebrate but don’t possess me” I see her smiling as she said it;  the last words I heard spoken by her face to face. Off on an adventure, never to return, crushed by a lorry in some freak … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Environment, faith, Fiction, fiction, Life, Love, old age, Relationships, Romance, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 32 Comments

An Invisible Presence at The Birth


In almost every case the birth of a child is a moment of Joy, occasionally Panic, Fear or Unease: normally the product of stable parents but sometimes not, the child might be blessed with love or any response from a range of emotions.  In almost … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Environment, Life, Love, old age, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

In Syria


Her face was like a river bed dried and cracked by unrelenting heat. Sitting there, beside the church on streets bleached white by sunlight, she made no statement, but still I felt I knew her. This other soul. This old … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, faith, Life, Relationships, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments