Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Yet another hymn-somniac night. The snatch of sleep I obtained I was risen out of by a terrific thumping sound from the guinea pigs condominium.

I jumped to investigate, fearing one may have pole vaulted out of the cage and hurled himself against the wall. To find one of them, the dominant Darwin, with a chunk of Alfie-Cyril’s bunny white fur hanging from his mouth and a chorus of mutual teeth chattering.  I had serious words with the mouthy fella in the dark and worried all night that Alfie-Cyril was being eaten in there by his brother. My son investigated Alfie-Cyril’s torso this morning for the missing patch, declared him intact and announced what we need is a third guinea pig! I love his expand the population solutions. We just need more of them, so dominance can be reasserted, he assured me.

I read page 212 (ish) of Walter Benjamin’s  The Arcades Project in Collectors/Collections section last night.

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