Written and narrated by Ellie Martin
Copyright ©2017 by Ellie Martin
It was Stan’s all to familiar statement “Make your mind up dear” that finally pushed Eileen into making her decision, as she sat on a knives edge with the blade poised unforgivingly at her.
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about the author
I was born in the East End of London in an area that was still covered by wartime debris, where we lived in an old house supported by three wooden buttresses. It was small and very cold in winter, heated by a coal fire and a paraffin stove where Mum worked endlessly shopping, cooking and cleaning everything manually.
What a change to the life we live now surrounded with technology at our fingertips, yet, personally I feel I have been privileged to have experienced that time, to have had a foot in each camp, be it modern or out dated, because even though push button A/B telephones and black and white TV doesn’t sound terribly interesting to the young, the community and determination of the people of those days continually pull so many of my emotional cords.
Centre stage by Maria Adams on 19 September 2017
The four friends had for years held dinner parties each couple taking turns to be host. Tonight was different the wine flowed as usual; but tonight was different! A new idea to play cards and the music being played really put a different spin on the evening. Would someone end up with a red face and who could that be????