Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 06/04/21

Life at Little Row
dedicated to Karen Bourne

If it wasn’t for a
couple of major
issues, such as
my father dying
slowly from cancer,
and my wife being
so ill that she hasn’t
been able to walk
without help for
about six weeks,
then life at Little
Row would be pretty
damn perfect.

I awake at 9:30-10:00,
go downstairs, make
myself a cup of tea,
and get K a glass of
orange juice, then we’ll
sit ( or lay down ),
K watching TV, me
reading or doing a
bit of both.

Somewhere around
midday, I’ll venture
downstairs again,
for more tea, orange
juice, and toast with

Finally, at about
2:30-3:00, we’ll discuss
what we are going to
do with the day, get up
and we do a quick
lightning run to the
shops for food and
drink, by 3:30 we’re
pouring our first

It’s not a bad life.

A few hours later,
I will cook a meal,
chicken with pasta
and sauce with sweetcorn
for example.

At 8:30-9:00, K will
go upstairs to chill
and watch TV, giving
me a couple of hours
in which to write.

Then at 11:00, we’ll both
watch true crime stories
until we go to sleep.

As I say, it’s not a bad life.

If it wasn’t for the big,
big problems. It would
be pretty damn perfect.

©2021 Ian Lewis Copestick All rights reserved.

Ian Lewis Copestick is a 47-year-old writer from Stoke on Trent England. Although he started writing poetry in 2001, he only started sending them out for publication 8 months ago. In this time he has had over 100 poems and 5 short stories published. He is featured in print anthologies by Alien Buddha Press and Horror Sleaze Trash. His first book Detritus Of The Drunken Night was published by Cajun Mutt Press on April 2, 2019.

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