Stay with me

Rolling around on the floor by the doors to the decking, you tell me you are never moving out. “I want to stay with you guys for ever and ever. When I’m a grown-up. Even on Tuesdays and Thursdays”. I smile, say you’ll probably change your mind. A scowl, your next words turning into a…

Melting into resistance

Ice cold water, creeping higher up my waist as I wade in deeper. Every inch of this body shouting 'NO'. What the F___? Skin dimpled with the cold. Toes warming with loss of sensation. I'm not in the water though, even imagining it makes me squirm, shiver. At the same time envy, admiration, for those…