Six Word Horror Saturday

Well, last week wasn't enough to exhaust all the six word horrors I have in mind. Today I have a few more to attempt to scare you with. The rules: Something that chills. Just six words. Simple. Here's what I've got for today: The shadow moved. It heard me. The darkness was absolute. She screamed. … Continue reading Six Word Horror Saturday

Road To… Well, Just Being Creative – April 2021

Hopefully by this point, you will have read one of my previous posts about the struggles I have had with my hands and my inability to type. I have tried to remain as creative as possible over the last few months and some of that I have been sharing with you here. This started off … Continue reading Road To… Well, Just Being Creative – April 2021

Vague Synopsis – Star Wars: A New Hope

I hope the last few vague synopses that you have read here have encouraged you to watch some excellent films. I think my descriptive powers have grown exponentially over the last few weeks of sharing these with you. I have to warn you that these posts will contain spoilers so if you haven't watched the … Continue reading Vague Synopsis – Star Wars: A New Hope

Spennyriver Dispatch – Anthem Singing Outcry

Spennyriver is a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. The Spennyriver Dispatch is the local paper bringing you all the local news, keeping you up to date with all the happenings in this strange town. It's like a regular town with regular people. Just weirder. Anthem singing outcry Today newly appointed … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – Anthem Singing Outcry

Diary Of An Author With Multiple Sclerosis – April 2021

Well it appears as if I've left it quite a while again. My last diary update was just before Christmas 2020. Things have not been going well since that time. I am fully aware that COVID has meant that people, generally, have not been having a good time and for some people things have been … Continue reading Diary Of An Author With Multiple Sclerosis – April 2021

Movie Review: Love and Monsters (2020) — Never Think Impossible

Always on the look out for new movies, this review from Never Think Impossible caught my eye. It was the one line in particular: 'death and dismemberment are one second away. ' Sounds like my kind of film... Spoilers will try to be real quiet. There’s a fine line that divides the sub-genres of post-apocalyptic and … Continue reading Movie Review: Love and Monsters (2020) — Never Think Impossible

Six Word Horror Saturday

I've had a few of these building up in my brain for the last few weeks, so I wanted to let them out to play in the sunshine (or moonlight). If you've not seen any of these before, it's quite straightforward: is it possible to write something chilling in just six words? Writing a full … Continue reading Six Word Horror Saturday

Risk-Taking in the Face of Uncertainty — Archer’s Aim

As creative people, we all need to take a chance from time to time. Archer's Aim has some good points on how we can manage those risks... Many of us write stories with protagonists who start out as timid persons, only to realize their potential by the of the book. When charting the hero’s journey, … Continue reading Risk-Taking in the Face of Uncertainty — Archer’s Aim

Spennyriver Dispatch – Mr Charity At It Again

Spennyriver is a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. The Spennyriver Dispatch is the local paper bringing you all the local news, keeping you up to date with all the happenings in this strange town. It's like a regular town with regular people. Just weirder. Mr Charity at it again Once … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – Mr Charity At It Again

There are some things a poet cannot accept

I ‘liked’ this post as there was no other suitable option. Sue was one of the many that have helped me along my own journey. R.I.P. Sue

Tallis Steelyard

There are times when a poet must make a stand and say, “This has happened without my cognisance and I will not accept it!” Today has not been the best of days. Today I got a note from a patron. Common enough, especially from her, as she was always quick to praise, swift to encourage. But today the note had a bitter flavour. She was sitting awaiting death. A week? Longer?

And what can a poet do? A poet can protest, a poet can stand tall and say firmly that this will not do. A poet can bang the table with his wine glass obvious of the fact it has shattered and the pieces lie glistening but incoherent, shards of dreams never now to be dreamt.

Others have known Sue for longer than I, others will doubtless feel the grief more keenly, will mourn longer, but my job as a…

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