Decorations

“Time to get ready for Christmas, Mum. I’ve put up those salt dough figures you made. Remember?”

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Those? You’ve still got them? Oh… they’re not very good.   “They are, Mum. I thought me doing art came from Dad because he was a commercial artist. And I was all serious about it. But I think that what I actually end up making … comes from you.

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Syb’s Angel

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“Anyway. It’s time to get your hat on…..”

Syb’s Ghost Story

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I was going to bed on the first night in the new house. Of course I was on my own because your father had died a long time before that. All of a sudden, I sensed a presence near my bed. Cold, just cold … and I knew it was a ghost.  

“What did you do?”

I said… I don’t know who you are but I don’t want you here. Go away. 

“Did it?”

Yes.

My Mother’s Mother

I ask Syb how she feels about her own interior mother… my grandmother. I never met Nana because she was killed during the Second World War and now I realise that this means that I don’t know which bit of Syb is Nana, so to speak.

Syb doesn’t reply of course …

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because I never asked her this question so at the moment I cannot imagine her answer.