Category: LIFE WRITING

Sally Edmondson was born with a full head of hair which, much to her mother’s disappointment, was dead straight. So, she was traumatised from a very early age by rag curls and flamboyant hair accessories. Her mother always dreamt about giving birth to a girly-girl, and despite inheriting 50% of her mother’s fashion-orientated genes, Sally never followed suit.

WRITING AS A COPING MECHANISM

I imagine walking down the usually buzzing main shopping street, with the theme from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly ringing in my ears. The only other sound is my boots connecting with the pavement as I walk. It is only me and tumbleweed. It’s a sad fact, and I don’t mean to be flippant, although the reference to tumbleweed is artistic licence. I never thought I would live through a global pandemic. Let’s hope I do; it’s not over yet. The threat of succumbing to COVID-19 is constant, especially now three different variants of the virus have been identified, but I am reliably informed that viruses always mutate. I wish this one wouldn’t!

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