Bee Meredith


I'm a retired social worker new to creative writing and enjoying experimenting with poetry and prose – mostly exploring the human condition. An interest in Buddhism meditation practise and compassionate living inform and shape my perspectives.

The House-swapper

‘The voyage of discovery is not in seeing new vistas but in having new eyes’ (Yeats) Beattie likes to think of Shoreham by Sea as a denim kind of town; easy like a Sunday; a dress down place where Nature dominates and makes short shrift of coiffured hair and fashionable shoes. She agrees with whoever said: ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather; just the wrong clothes’, and she’s proud to share the town with what she calls ‘spirited’ people; writers, painters, boat dwellers, urbane ex Brighton & Hove defectors, and retirees looking for a slower pace of life. She especially …Read more

Pen Portrait of a Widow

Jean lives in a gloomy, light-starved bungalow, shaded by a six story apartment block on one side and a row of tall conifers on the other. Her small back kitchen is the brightest room and the only one she likes to be in, but it’s only big enough for cooking. She’s always dreamt of having a conservatory built on to the kitchen, and carries a physical ache for this unmet need – now realising she alone won’t be able to make it happen. Jean craves warmth and light – not as a means to an end but as an end …Read more

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