Liz Champion - WRITER, TEACHER AND WRITING COACH
Days Like These

Days Like These

The story below is a little different to my usual Slice of Life stories. It’s longer — more a full cake than a slice. It’s a 20-minute read. I hope you enjoy it. Days Like…

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Here we go again

Here we go again

At 7.55pm on Monday night, I sit down in front of the TV waiting for the prime minister’s latest briefing. I stare at the screen — that all too familiar feeling of dread stirring in…

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OUT NOW: CAKE, ANYONE? SCENES FROM EVERYDAY LIFE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

OUT NOW: CAKE, ANYONE? SCENES FROM EVERYDAY …

Cake, Anyone? Scenes from Everyday Life in Extraordinary Times While life as we know it is falling apart, there is always cake (as long as you have flour, that is). In this collection of nonfiction,…

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Bakewell tart, anyone?

Bakewell tart, anyone?

‘Bakewell tarts,’ Dad says when I answer the phone. ‘What about them?’ ‘I’ve made some.’ ‘For us?’ ‘Yes. Can you pick them up? Before I eat them all.’ I promise I’ll be straight round and…

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin

My mum and sister are sitting at the kitchen table, knives in hand, frantically carving when I arrive.

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The show must go on

The show must go on

It’s Monday evening, almost seven o’clock, when I go upstairs to play my saxophone. On the TV downstairs, the prime minister is briefing the nation about rising coronavirus cases, local lockdowns, and the three-tier system.…

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