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First draft of life

Not really. But for that anthology I’m hoping to contribute  to. I have no idea if it’s what they are after. A lot of it comes from what I’ve written on here and writing it felt like plagiarizing myself!! Written on August … Continue reading

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Six hundred and one

Gosh. I’m trying to write a piece for a literary anthology that St. Mungo’s (a homeless charity) are putting together around drinking and recovery. I thought it would be an easy piece of writing. Just sit down for a couple … Continue reading

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My name is Louise. I am an alcoholic.

I *think* I said those words. I think I heard them come out of my mouth. I think my heart was pounding out my chest, and I vaguely remembering saying I have no idea what I’m saying and knew I … Continue reading

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Realness

Last night I cycled through a cold, dark, crispy, beautiful London. I stopped in the park and turned off my bike lights and just looked around and breathed. Felt, saw and took in the beauty and the peacefulness. Such real … Continue reading

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I’m not finding myself. I’m working on myself.

And I like what I’m shaping up to be. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?! ‘Finding yourself’ is going off expecting someone else to do the work. Head off to India, and there you are. Chilling with weed and other lost souls … Continue reading

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Lies! All lies!

Alcohol didn’t make me creative!  It wasn’t alcohol that wrote, printed and sold those zines. It wasn’t alcohol that made me write songs and lyrics and play instruments. Or write poems. It wasn’t alcohol that made me love acting. The … Continue reading

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Somehow

I am going to do this. Somehow I am going to stay sober. I’m not going to take up smoking. I’m not going to hate myself. I’m going to get my eating habits under control. I have no idea how … Continue reading

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