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There’s a tip tap of water,

like fingernails rapping

against the inside of the sink,

clawing and chattering

as the boiler hisses long and slow

to the radiators reluctant,

waking, their yawns ratteling

as lorries rumble past

and the house shudders off dust

of old bricks loosening over time

until it feels like all that left holding

are the cobwebs strung along the ceiling

from timber to timber,

curved like this house’s sagging belly

while I sit alone

with my face raised and blank,

waiting for something to happen.


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Carol J Forrester
Artist | Student | Literature
United Kingdom
Miss Carol J Forrester

Born in Shropshire, England, Miss Forrester is currently studying History at Bath Spa University.

With poems published in ‘Here and Now’ by United Press, ‘Express Yourself’ by Young Writers and a self-published collection titled ‘Before The Words Run Out’, poetry was always her first passion. However, with plans for a collection of short stories to be published within the next few months and numerous novels currently at the half-way stage; she is no stranger to prose.


Journal Entry: Mon Mar 10, 2014, 7:51 AM
What is Headquarters?

Well I'm glad you asked little person I just made up.

Headquarters is one of my current projects, a collection of flash fictions that all link in together to create an overall story.

Does that not create world building issues?

Yes. Yes it does. I'm just trying to bumble my way through them and smile as readers point them out to me.

Are you not already snowed under with work?

Once again, yes, yes I am. But anyone who knows me, knows that will do nothing to prevent me from trying to add one more thing to the 'to do' list.

Are you going to annoy readers by removing chapters and completely changing them and therefore the plotline?

No. For once. If you decide to read the current segments up in my gallery then remember they are not designed to be polished, fully thought out story-lines. I'm treating them as a writing exercise to hone my character development and writing skills. [For fun should also be included in that sentence.]

So it's all one big story then?

Sort of. I've now split Headquarters into two individual story-lines. 'Central Command' which is set somewhere in the middle of Europe and 'Safe Haven' which is set in the Midland, England. Granted this is quite a bit in the future after a war has completely reshaped all the previously organised territories.

Feel free to pop over to the gallery and have a read.

  • Listening to: The hum of my computer

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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite.  :)
Sanna2011 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :hug:
Melalina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
No computer access let members know Sorry
Sanna2011 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :party: :hug: :cake: :D
parchmentgirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you. :D
Sanna2011 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome :3
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) Just wanted to ask if I could take a peek at your expansion of your expansion of "dirt beneath the cobbles".

I'm sorry if I have been rude or mean in any way towards you, by the way :forgiveme:
parchmentgirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Writer
No you've not been rude, sorry I haven't got back to you, I have my history exam tomorrow and alongside family dramas I got swept up. My email is if you email me with yours I'll send you what I have. It's bitty, and split into two versions heading in different directions. 
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
(nodding) I sent you the email.

:) And stay blessed. You're a wonderful writer.
Alexander-Musset Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Hi, would be nice to chat bout what you're doing with WE sometime.
But mainly was wondering if you could vote on my unnoficial poll. I am researching for a poem thanks.
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