NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four

Your Mother

Your mother was antediluvian.

Woollen skirts and flat soled shoes.

She burnt the dresses deemed to short

when the sun was low enough

that the neighbours wouldn’t see the smoke.

She spoke to you with asperity,

and I noticed when sleepovers

became weekends,

and then weeks.

Only to be punctured

by cantankerous phones calls

demanding locations.

The first time you swore,

she turned white.

It wasn’t really the first time,

but she’d never heard you before

and the fuck stabbed her

like all the little hair pins

she used to hold herself together.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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