STORIES – A Ron Brandywood Encounter

A Ron Brandywood Encounter. Garvin gnawed the chicken leg. He made small, wet noises of appreciative mastication as Ron watched the fire. Screening out the noises was a meditative practice, and at least the noises were coming from the end he could see.  Once he had cracked open the bone and sucked out the marrow, … Continue reading STORIES – A Ron Brandywood Encounter

Writing Update

I am 8k into the third Ron Brandywood book, with the second book now out for feedback, and people still finishing the first. I've also launched my first writing course, which has had students join up already and you can find it: https://matthew-s-school-a2c9.thinkific.com/courses/your-first-course I also shared an excerpt from the third book earlier this week, … Continue reading Writing Update

Jenny as a cloud.

Ellie had missed four calls from Jenny. The afternoon had been a gauntlet of customers, each armed with their own set of complaints, which Ellie handled with a grim politeness. The efforts to maintain it drained her, and she still had the kids to deal with, let alone Jenny. She let each call drift into … Continue reading Jenny as a cloud.

Signing

Evelyn sat there, hand on Mark's forearm as she turned the stem of the wineglass. Her nails stroked along the white starched cuff of his shirt as she continued to recollect her day. 'So, I've been working on this article, like ten things to say to a guy that you've swiped left on -' Dinner … Continue reading Signing

Save The Leon

Leon went into David’s office at five to twelve.  The firing window. Five minutes before the scheduled break so the dismissed employee left without facing attention or questions. It kept them off the phone and didn’t mean facing supporters with their impending termination taking the brakes off their opinions.  Your job was to deliver a … Continue reading Save The Leon