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The Serpents’ Tooth

Where are my feelings?

The quotation “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child” by William Shakespeare, Tony Atkinson, Medium
From “King Lear”


My mother sits in the armchair at the care home. My father and I have driven for 30 minutes on this dark winter afternoon. Dad is still a big man, but cannot walk more than a few yards, so I have to push his wheelchair from the car park into the building. The car park is at the bottom of a long…




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Snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, walker of paths less travelled by. Writer of fanfiction. Player of games.

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