Mother, lover, educator, escapee. Obsessed with finding ease in relationships, health, wellbeing and the juggling of life. @alexisbehrend.
The Little Boat
Children like something to lull them to sleep especially if they are somewhere unfamiliar. My late wife and I used to tour around in our motor caravan researching folk customs for our various exhibitions, lectures, books and television programmes. This story, with many adaptations and embellishments often served to calm our three children down after a day that frequently excited and overstimulated them, that’s when they hadn’t to be extra well behaved for a radio, TV or magazine interview.
Monty's Brave New Film
'Useless fucker!' Spat Monty, zipping up his flies, 'what do they teach you in juvie nowadays, eh? Enough already. Do 'im!'
Dougal cursed. The grey thick fog enveloped him causing him to cough and use up one of his precious tissues wiping his nose.
From Love Tokens to Life Saving
Scissors eh? What would I have done without them? Scissors have distracted me from some of the saddest times in my life and absorbed me in the constructive times in my life.
The Joy of Pinking
Mother left me her pinking shears. I say left, it could be argued that I tore them from her dying hands. I say dying, but we all know that's just a very loose term for someone who's given up. Like she always told me, the last words on her lips in fact, "don't be so sensitive, it does you no good to take things so literally."
You Left Something
I woke to see the last of your hell fury leave our bed, Shroud telltales limp, your mast broke free and fire wired, seethe sore red
The Ambitions of a Weird Little Woman
I’m a weird little woman in a weird little house, I’ve a weird little husband who’s a weird little mouse, We’re a weird pair of weirdos with a weird sense of nous,
My First Day Crypto Day Trading
"$3617!!!!!! In a week?" I was in shock. My son had called five minutes earlier with, "Have you looked at your Coinbase lately, Mum?" in the whiny voice that usually intoned a plea for an unrepayable loan.