Cold Coffee Chronicles

Poetry, fiction, children’s stories, and more


  • Plant Cemetary

    My husband drizzled fish fertilizer into our house plants as a harbinger for health. Like the tea I sip to restore my constitution, so we’d read the fish juice would bring verdant leaves and pillowy blossoms. As he entered our home, a plant cemetery awaited his gaze while grey November creaked outside. Fractured stems poked… Continue reading

About Me

An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.