Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler

Writing

New characters

I have a real fascination with old photos (as you can see on my Bellamy Bird page of this website). I can spend hours looking at black and white photos from the 1930s and 40s on Flickr Commons. I found the above photo during a recent trip to Seattle and I fell in love with the character in each little face. The boy on the far right in the flying helmet should certainly have his own story – as of course he did. To me, it looks as though these children were outside running around when they were corralled to have their picture taken. I can sense their urgency to get back to their game.

 

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