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About atinylife140

This is the website and blog of tinylifer Stella Hervey Birrell. I'm a writer living in East Lothian, Scotland. My first novel, How Many Wrongs make a Mr Right? was published in 2016. I wanted to start a blog that wouldn’t encroach much into anyone’s day, with a nod to Twitter’s use of brevity as a USP (I use 140 words per post, they insist on 140 characters per post). In the blog, I want to mostly focus on the little things, the ones that lift us, keep us going on the difficult days. The visuals will also be deliberately simple: a post-it note with an illustration in pencil (Stella HB, you see?). Thanks for reading!

#atinylife PoemReadingDare

Originally posted on Stella Hervey Birrell:
When I was about eighteen lots of people starting talking about a book they had read. ? ‘It’s totally about you, Stella!’ They would say. And I would be like What? A total fuck…

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#atinylife America

Originally posted on Stella Hervey Birrell:
Meeting Americans and wondering why the Scottish are renowned for being friendly. Eating tacos with hot sauce for breakfast. Dancing to James McMurtry singing ‘Red Dress.’ Being offered a seat on the veranda at…

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#atinylife Refugee

Originally posted on Stella Hervey Birrell:
I am watching the refugee video on Facebook. ? It’s a list of the things people took with them. One nappy, the actor says. One nappy. ? And my son calls from the living…

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#atinylife Waving

Originally posted on Stella Hervey Birrell:
Today I have been thinking about…waving. I’m just back, and was driving through the village when I got stopped at the only set of traffic lights. As I sat and waited, my friend, her…

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#atinylife Pizza

Originally posted on Stella Hervey Birrell:
I had pizza for lunch. An exquisite chopping board, one of the pre-sliced pieces lifted. A perfect, crisped base, not too much ‘edge’ and in no way too dry or too wet in the…

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