She’d tried her hand at most things, but drew the line at honesty.
One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is a fuckin’ eternity
We parked our bikes on verges so they could graze.
If you were going to be best friends with anyone – Kevin – you had to hate a lot of other people, the two of you, together. It made you better friends.
Sometimes, when you were thinking about something, trying to understand it, it opened up in your head without you expecting it to, like it was a soft spongy light unfolding, and you understood, it made...
It was a sign of growing up, when the dark made no more difference to you than the day.
I jumped on Sinbad’s bottle. Nothing happened. I didn’t do it again. Sometimes when nothing happened it was really getting ready to happen
Mary,’ said her mother. ‘We don’t like sarcasm ‘ ‘You mightn’t like it,’ said Mary. ‘But I love it.
I was the ref. I was the ref they didn’t know about. Deaf and dumb. Invisible as a wall. I wanted no one to win
Gloria screamed, but nothing came out. She could feel the scream in her throat, but it was clinging there, too scared to climb out of her mouth.Raymond might have screamed, too–he wasn’t sure. His face...
She’s a pot-of-tea-before-I-say-boo-to-you woman. There’s always a pile of warm teabags in the sink when I come down, like what a horse would leave behind.
She’s happier than Nicola. That’s probably true. Alcoholics can stop drinking but what is there for the children of alcoholics? Is it always too late? Probably. She doesn’t know.
Do ghosts drink tea?They don’t, said Tansey. But this ghost would love to see a cup of tea in front of her. It’d be lovely.
Brother Jimmy, said Joey the Lips. – I’m worried. – About Dean. – Wha’ abou’ Dean? – He told me he’s been listening to jazz. – What’s wrong with tha’? Jimmy wanted to know. –...
If there is a heaven, Jane Austen is sitting in a small room with Mother Teresa and Princess Diana, listening to Duran Duran, forever. If there’s a hell, she’s standing.
Schools don’t really allow failure and yet it’s part of any endeavour, not just writing.
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