Author Archives: chiller

Choices.

He says: all these things are choices. And I’m like: ok yeah, I know. And he’s like: No, I mean … you make the choice to do this thing differently in order to provoke or begin change.  And you understand … Continue reading

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Barbed wire fence.

So today a tiresome but common thing happened.  I just happened to spot someone I’ve known for years on twitter @-ing Corbyn in support of the group of transphobic women who’ve just (allegedly, lol) mass-quit Labour. And so I block … Continue reading

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The Year of Unthinkable Things.

I would imagine that – all things being equal – I’ll be living outside London for the first time in my life within the next three weeks. After that, things get a bit interesting. I won’t be taking broadband with … Continue reading

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If I wanted to talk about it I wouldn’t have written it down.

An audio version of this post is available here. — London is the love of my life. I have said this elsewhere, in other words in other years: I meant it. I cannot imagine loving a human being in the … Continue reading

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The Wonky Allotment

An audio version of this piece is available here. A few years ago I took an allotment. It was always a wildly ambitious –  perhaps even foolish – thing to do, given my health, but if there’s one thing I … Continue reading

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Perfect though

A few days ago, I woke up with a different head. It was not the one I’d gone to bed in. My old head wanted you (nonspecific you, you in general, you singular or plural, you-who-is-not-me) to notice me and … Continue reading

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Time to live.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.” Mmhmm. “I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.” Rutger, calm your tits mate. I’ve just been for a walk in … Continue reading

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