If the cold stone steps could speak they would tell a tale of generations past; of family; of love; of loss and of time that slips by in the blink of an eye. Worn by […]
I would often think that my first born was a fussy eater. From the earliest age he would take a spoonful of the lovingly prepared broccoli and tuna paste I had whipped up and spit […]
Abel watched intently through the crack in the door as his father paced the floor, a fist full of unpaid bills clenched in his hand, brow furrowed and eyes downcast “May, there are simply too many of […]
>A fellow from Bangor I met Had a shirt that was soaked through with sweat As he’d been on the run From a priest and a nun And a Bishop whos wife he got […]
“Hey Boss, have you seen what Mary’s been writing?” “That footprints in the sand woman?” “Yeah her”. Jonah scratched his head and laughed. “Did you have anything to do with it? I know what you’re […]
Today I shall sit in my chair and write a poem of despair or something deep or maybe sad but nothing fun and nothing glad. With teenage angst perhaps I’ll write of when my […]
“You’re not really thinking of going down there are you”? “Why the hell not, it won’t matter soon! I just want to say hello to her. Please. We arent that different. She wont realise.” They […]
“I do not for one minute” ranted Jones, his face quite beetroot in complexion ” believe that all people are created Equal”. A large vein throbbed above his right temple. “And I will tell you another […]
I woke one day only to find Aliens probing my behind Imagine if you will my shock Lying undressed bar just one sock. Now I’m not the type of chap to moan but […]
In a world gone mad, where nobody is safe and danger lurks at every turn, there are men who will answer the call to stand up for what is right and to defend the innocent in […]
Breathing heavily Bjorn leaned on his bloodied battle axe, surveying the carnage before him. The smell of war and death filled the air and screams of the dying could be heard from every direction. “And […]
Koala Jackson was consumed by exactly none of the fear or trepidation that filled Armitage whenever he considered what lie before him. In fact, she possessed mostly none of the attributes which made Armitage the opposite of […]
“Ill tell you what Charles” said Bernard, shuffling his newspaper and staring out of the large communal room window. His eyes followed an older woman in a blue dress being walked by a small pack […]
I do not have a dog, and his name is not Caper. That is to say If I did have a trusted canine companion, then I am sure that Caper would be his name. Not Brian, nor Carl.
Caleb looked up from the floor, head spinning and the metallic taste of blood in his mouth. He breathed in deeply, wiping his bleeding lip against the back of his hand. Ben towered over him menacingly, […]
It’s all good and well gallivanting to heavens knows where wearing only a thin summer jacket” she shouted, “but what if it’s cold. What then?
I have nothing. There is no spark, no chord struck, no glimmer of an idea that will take shape and become something that was not. If I ponder, reaching deep, there is perhaps an ember of […]
If I were to believe in the biblical fire and brimstone version of hell (which I do not) then I am quite certain that in it, perhaps somewhere near the back where the sulphur is particularly […]
Only the incessant scratch scratch scratch of quill on parchment breaks the stony silence. Head down, failing eyes squinting the gnarled hand grips the long gull feather with aching fingers. The thick leather bound ledger, with its yellowing pages, […]
If I consider the things that tie me, the things that bind me and the things that control me I think of how I am drawn to the comforts of the life I have made […]
The eternal glow and flicker of neon flashed across the wet streets as it did every day and night. Not that the two were discernible. Time stops mattering when the skies are forever black and […]
When we eventually dusted ourselves off and sat down with a nice cup of tea to discuss with our visitors what next we were one of just a few nations that were able to do so.
You won’t leave feeling affirmed or inspired but you might just crack a smile at something you shouldn’t, and that is okay because I wont tell anybody. Someone even laughed out loud once but then had to pretend it was something funny they read elsewhere because it was wholly inappropriate and they were a bit ashamed but mostly amused.