Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

First Autumn (Fall) rain event. Not to be confused with numerous August rain events. This one includes a temperature drop and at 3pm a growl of grey light around us that suggested evening.

Did I just see lightning? I think so.

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6 more cans of peaches canned, processing was briefly interrupted to go and get a tattoo. I sat knitting waiting for the tattooist to arrive and listened to the stories floating about the parlour. One involved a peculiar tale of midget phobia. The tattoo was an enjoyable process, not nearly as painful as I’d envisioned. (Thanks also to Mr Alexander Chee’s reassuring words) Scratchy and pitches of intermittent pain for certain. I am very happy with it and it with me. Some cherry blossoms might join it someday or those fantastic weather symbols of this morning. I like the idea of carrying my own skin-bound forecast.

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