Here you will find a few translation and interpreting related blog pieces, as well as – under ‘2.6 writing’ – a creative writing series I did during lockdown in 2020.   I will be back to writing about translation, interpreting and other linguist things shortly!   

Jennifer.

What is 2.6 writing about?  The 2.6 challenge was to help charities make up fundraising losses due to covid19 and lockdown restrictions.  I decided to do a daily challengewriting exactly 260 words each time, on a different aspect of the theme  ‘At home.’  I raised money for Scottish Women’s Aid, to help women and children who don’t have the safety that home is supposed to mean. There is a link to a Justgiving page after each entry. If you enjoy even one of the days and donate a few pounds for that one, that would be something! Thanks.

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2.6 Writing

2.6 Challenge 3. Apart

I’m lying here, eyes smarting and fists clenched tight. I’m staring at the ceiling, everything now knotted and on high alert. She comes in and …

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4. Lodge

Flow-stymier, conjurer of habitats, tireless labourer, he beavers on.  He glides, dips and splashes and with only a few flaps of his huge paddle tail …

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5. Free

The bed is no bed as I know it; it is hard as wood. The room feels worn and old, with dirty cream walls, weird …

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6. Speech

Tap, tap goes the ball on his foot, regular and even.  Right, right, left, left, flick: catching it snug in the crook between foot and …

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7. Games

“Project updates. K. – developments your side?” “All quiet.  There are minor conflicts, but managed calmly. I stand by the model, it’s working well, they …

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8. Storm

Gathering her brows like gathering storm Nursing her wrath to keep it warm. None enjoy being the sullen, sulky dame. I’ve wondered if some women …

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