Once upon a time, Paul, brother of King Samuel and chancellor, sat on the throne, listening to the complaints and petitions of the people. He listened with care, asked questions to show his investment in the pain and passion of his people. Paul and Sam viewed nobility as a privilege, not a right. In hisContinue reading “The Wild Man In The Water”
The birds sing me awake, their cries loud enough to drown out my dreams. I wind the surrounding sheets, still bearing the musk of my skin, stale and dry these days. It is a talisman against the wet, greasy decay of what hunts me. I hear it breathing – the pop and crackle of riceContinue reading “A Game of Green and Yellow”
It had been fifteen, no seventeen years. She saw him on the stream, just as she was about to uproot herself from the couch, eyes burning with fatigue and head swimming like she’d been drinking, but late night news was soporific enough to form part of her night time routine. All of it was aContinue reading “A Guest At Thanksgiving”
Listening Your fingers dance across the keys How you dip slightly as you play The lines of your forearms Making tea so you don’t see My tears. Happy ones these days. Moved like volcanoes move I’ve been lower case Minor key, hid the weaknesses But the pain in dealing with them was A pinch comparedContinue reading “Minor key”
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To sit with uncertainty Here amidst the ruins of The person I was Someone better Lives here now Yet the hungry ghosts of old weaknesses Change forms as they stalk the future They’ve no place haunting But those, red in tooth and claw, They fail to learn from history My victories, come at a cost,Continue reading “All the ways”
My short story ‘Junkyard Redemption’ is featured in the anthology ’13 Postcards From Hell’. The link is below, and it was an honour to be featured alongside some great writers.