Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

Normal

Reggie was never a normal boy, let’s be honest. He was hopeless at school. Bright enough, but never in sync with the other kids. A loner they said, though you could see him sometimes, sitting on his own, gazing at … Continue reading

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In Those Days

In those days the children went missing In the cornfields the scarecrows would weep As darker angels rocked the children to their deeper sleep And we would search across the lands Nothing but hope in our trembling hands All the … Continue reading

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The Shrink

“What do you see?” I asked the shrink, just like he’d ask me with all those damned Rorschach tests in his cold clinic rooms. I held up my art, my handiwork. The creativity of it thrills me just to think … Continue reading

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Little Light

She followed the little light into the forest. At first it was a glow into distance, down a pleasant, welcoming track. It beckoned her with a promise of light and warmth, and the night was very cold and very dark, … Continue reading

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Darkness Castle

The tour guide promised a visit to an historic site ‘steeped in blood and mystery.’ They called it the ‘Darkness Castle’. It was abandoned now, and ruined by centuries of weather and the indifferent cruelty of time. Still, that seemed … Continue reading

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Last Thing They’ll See

Remember little one I told you As I hung above your crib Those many years ago That angels come in many forms So many you might know Not only kindness, sweetness We are warriors We are kings We are many, … Continue reading

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Can You See It?

Can you see it in my eyes? In my smile? I see you, behind the mirror, my other self, my best self. You are smiling back at me. You are pleased. Did the blood on my hands soothe you? Did … Continue reading

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Do Not Call Them

Listen children as I tell you a story. The one story you must be told and must believe, and with the one moral you must always follow. And the moral is so important I will say it at the beginning … Continue reading

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Pack Them Away

Pack them away At the end of day As the shadows crawl Over the bay As the depth of darkness Wanders through these halls Pack away the secrets Make sure to hide them all Pack them away Pack them inside … Continue reading

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Emergence

Out of smoke and fire they came. At first just as strange and unthreatening as seeing a face in the clouds, the creatures born of smoke and fire came. Friendly at first, their faces smiling, their words sweet, the terrible … Continue reading

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