The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

Photo by Valerie Cornish. Doll created by Dollies in The Attic

The Doll Maker #4 — The stairs creaked.

Approaching the trunk, I sat on the floor. In the trunk, I found some bedding and throw pillows in gold.

That smell!

What is it?

Grabbing more books and papers from the chest, I dug deeper.

And deeper.

  • A thick wool blanket
  • Neatly ironed pillowcases
  • Silk sheets



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Katie Michaelson

Katie Michaelson


I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.