written by David Anglin

Daily Creative Writing Practice - She Crushed The Glass

Daily Creative Writing Practice - She Crushed The Glass

My practice of bringing depth to simple sentences...

She Crushed The Glass

In the end, everything gets crushed, everything gets crushed under the perplexity of what we call life.
How the pestle is able to grind away at the chunks of salt, black pepper, and secret spice, represents how scornful lips, loosened fists are able to grind away at even the most loving of hearts.

The pestle grinds away, while the mortar keeps everything in place. The two working in conjunction to produce a fine mix, a mix so fine that when served on a dish it's barely detectable, the only proof of its existence is in the flavours it brings to the mouth, the aroma that enchants the sense of smell. The pestle without the mortar is useless and the mortar without the pestle is worthless. Impractical. Dysfunctional.

The needs for it to be replaced becomes less of a choice and more of a decision of when and how...

A crushed heart eventually becomes replaced by something else... Immaculate red nails that protrude in talon-like shapes over delicate slender fingers, hold on tightly to the black marble of the pestle. The other hand wearing rings of grace and elegance hold with conviction and surprising strength, the base of the mortar. While the hand that holds the pestle continues to grind away at black pepper, grinds away at the salt and grinds away at spice. Spice that cracks under the pressure of a relentless pestle.

But concentration kept high, so as a dish misses not an inch of flavour, sweet aromas mixed with the scent of earthy herbs envelope and mask the senses making sure that this dish will be one to be remembered for a long, long time.


About The Writer

In my day to day work, I've spent close to 10 years working with some of London's most extreme young offenders. Working with them tirelessly in trying to create real opportunities for them, while trying to bring stability to the chaos that can be their world at times. I don't even call this work, as this is something I love doing, and thankfully my passion for it has helped many of these young people into much brighter circumstances.
If you'd like for me to give a talk to your class in regards to the issues that surround these young people or require consultancy for dealing with these young people then please feel free to get in contact.

Publications In Media

Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018

Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019


Speaking Presentations

UCL University Of London - Institute Of Education February 2019
Course entitled Criminal Journeys: The Individual and the Environment run by Prof Jane Hurry and Dr David Maguire. I Gave an in depth talk to students on the issues surrounding young people involved in crime.

No Knives Better Lives
Knife crime meeting held by Redbridge Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry please click here to view

Youth Violence Conference
Sat on a panel for City Gate's serious youth violence summit please click here

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea- Unison Fundraiser for Black History Month
Recited one of my short stories as part of the event please click here to view


In partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture event, won a grant out of 160 applicants to put on an artistic event called Red Light Busking click here

My creative blog on fatherhood www.daddieslovetheirdaughters.com 


London Girl - By David Anglin - To buy please click the image above or click here.





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