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.

In Dolls

ImageCredit:Shchus/Shutterstock.com They hide in dolls she told us, but we didn’t listen. Just a little girl with her fantasies and games we thought. And while her fear of the toys we gave her did seem extreme, we simply put it … Continue reading

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Ghost in Chains

ImageCredit: kawephoto/Shutterstock.com Here I remain Here I reside Your ghost in chains Latched to your side Your victim still My rosy breath A bloodless kill Your perfect death As once in life I suffered pain Your dutiful wife In death … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Dentist

Open wide. The implants have taken nicely and I’m sure you’ll have found the multitude of incisors more efficient than the older model. Why yes, we worked this version for many months in the laboratory. There’s some talk around we’ll … Continue reading

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Despair

We didn’t count on the despair. Utopia, they said. Freedom they cried. Equality they demanded. They trusted the revolutionaries, the ones that said we became moral, virtuous, just by simple agreement. A blog post here, a tweet there,and that’s all … Continue reading

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Come to Me, Speak

  Come to me, speak I beg of you now I’m misshapen and weak but I loved once as though Even someone like me Could some beauty bestow Draw you out of the dark On this board may your voice … Continue reading

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What Will You Write?

What will you write In the book of the night? What will you say As the dark takes the day? What will you see In the branch of the tree Or the swirl of the brook Or the spine of … Continue reading

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Another One?

  Davis: Another one? Wilson: ‘Fraid so, sir. Davis: Third in a week… Wilson: Yep, it’s turning out to be a bumper crop this year sir. Business is booming. Davis: That’s one way of looking at it. Wilson: Beats actually … Continue reading

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Mask

Image Credit: Frankie’s/Shutterstock.com I believe my aunt knew she was dying long before the cancer finally took her that cold September evening last week. I do not believe it from prejudice or even knowing her well – no indeed, I … Continue reading

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Clarifying Pain

Image Credit: Nomad_Soul/Shutterstock.com   The clarifying pain Remains beyond the tears and cries And all the bargaining and lies Even now as the blood red dries And the Inquisitor dabs The weeping eyes Which watch him with such dull surprise … Continue reading

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Sigil Magic

Image Credit: Vera Petruk/Shutterstock.com Lucy was strange little girl, everyone said. Always with her head in a book. The ‘Library Nerd’ one crueller playmate called her. But that was right before the playmate disappeared in the nearby woods and she … Continue reading

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