All In The Eyes

The eyes are one of our powerful weapons. I hear so many comments made about my eyes. “I saw the world in your eyes.” “Everything I ever wished for, I could see in your eyes.” “I’ve never known anyone give me such a malevolent stare.” “You are dead behind the eyes.” “That hollow look you […]

Birthday Blues

They happen every year and you have come to dread the appearance of both your own birthdays and mine. You would much rather neither taken place if you are entirely honest. The day is spent treading on eggshells as you await the inevitable argument and dressing down that you will receive. The annual sense of […]

The Octopus of Contrariness

The Contrary Octopus is a minion we use to keep you ensnared and under our control. He has eight tentacles of contradiction which repeatedly coil around you, keeping you in their grip and squeezing your self-esteem and confidence from you. 1. You’ve put on weight You haven’t of course, in fact you look fantastic and […]

Ice on the Awake

The bedroom is one of my favourite rooms. One of my ex-girlfriends used to call it the torture chamber. Another called it the freezer. Their appellations amused me. I don’t like to be touched. Dr O has suggested this is because that touch reminds me too much of what I am missing. I laughed at […]

How Could You?

  “How could you do this to me?” “How could you sleep with my sister?” “How could you just walk out on us like that and never even contact us for months?” “How could you treat me like I didn’t exist?” “How could you hit me when you say that you love me?” “How could […]