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About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.

Drawing Henrijk

How does it work, this ART thing? How does it pop into being? For me, it starts with a little detail. I was staring at Henrijk the cat from above, and the X in the middle of the bridge of … Continue reading

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Struttin

I’ll tell you one thing if you like (What’s that?) I’ll always be hott If I’m thin, if I’m fat, If I’m he or I’m she Or I’m nonbinary, If I’m young or I’m old Or sick or healthy, If … Continue reading

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Heels

An audio version of this post is available here. Somehow the shoes – not the clothes – were what did for me. Two crammed bin liners in, and I abruptly threw the second one down and walked out of the … Continue reading

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North Star

You can hear me reading this here. — Keep your star in the north, remember love. You can only be you but remember others. Open your arms and let them be filled and emptied and filled again by the tide, … Continue reading

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History books

An audio version of this post is available here. Oh oh oh! I’m on Amazon with my finger poised over the big yellow “Buy” button, when it strikes me. The full history of me stands up and checks me, like … Continue reading

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Allotmenting

Sitting on the water tank drumming my heels on it like a slow heart beat, looking at this, I caught myself and realised that I was perfectly, perfectly happy. Three brown butterflies were engaged in a terrible war above me. … Continue reading

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Killer.

An audio version of this post is available here. Hello little sitter Bitter little biter Shitter, fighter. Hello little shedder Claw score shredder 6lbs of gangsta, Shoulder rolling. Hello mister misses Kitchen twitcher Witch’s kvetcher, Calling. Hello breakable Tender, mannerly … Continue reading

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