All posts by Suzi Rose

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End of the Family Line

Everyone keeps going on about tracing their family trees. I can’t see the big deal myself. It’s bound to be really disappointing. And boring. Still, I might sort through the boxes from the old house, see if there’s anything vaguely interesting in there.  *** Dear

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Aeon

I’m gonna miss the birds Singing all their songs I’m gonna miss the wind Been kissing me so long Antony & The Johnsons, ‘Another World’       A man drives his car very fast down an empty road. It’s night time. It’s raining. I am

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The Elephant in the Garden

There is a pink elephant in the garden. It’s been there since last night. No one else has noticed, they’re all too busy fussing over Caroline. Caroline is my sister. She’s getting married today and it’s all very exciting. For everyone else, at least. Caroline

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

I was curled up by the window listening to Bach, while Claire sat on the couch blowing up balloons. I closed my eyes and stretched out contentedly. A loud bang made me start and I sprang to my feet, alert. ‘Poppy!’ Claire glared at me. ‘You burst

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The Man in the Attic

It was a Saturday afternoon in October and I was having lunch in a little corner street café in Paris with a man named Pierre, a detective…    Ok, that isn’t strictly true. It was October and it was a Saturday afternoon, but I was

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25 Random Things About Me

1. I can’t sleep in hotel rooms, especially when the mirror is opposite the bed like the one in this room. Mirrors scare me. I always worry I’ll see something in them I shouldn’t . Or not see something I should. 2. Even if I don’t