The Cat, the Bat, the Rat and the Owl

In a faraway land, in a faraway time, there were three brother’s fair: Elder Brother, Younger Brother, and Middle Brother. Although they came from humble origins, all three were born with the striking features of Princes: Smooth skin, finely set faces, and golden hair. The Younger Brother had a good head on his shoulders, spendingContinue reading “The Cat, the Bat, the Rat and the Owl”

Isaac ‘Zack’ Montgomery

Trigger Warning(s): This short fiction contains examples of, or links to, content that features (or alludes to) verbal abuse/threats, dysfunctional relationships and households, divorce, and cheating/affairs.  Reader discretion is strongly advised. Isaac ‘Zack’ Montgomery: At rest on 15th June 2016 at Staffordshire Area Hospital, Isaac ‘Zack’ Montgomery, aged 74 years, of Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. The husband of FionaContinue reading “Isaac ‘Zack’ Montgomery”

Chance Encounter

Want me to start from the beginning? Ok sure. About 2:30 in the afternoon, I’m waiting in Manchester Piccadilly—Nothing new. I stand there, half absorbed by what’s going on another platform some ways away. A blind guy was berating a ticket warden over some “illuminating revelation” he had three Fridays pasts. Real surreal shit. AnyhowContinue reading “Chance Encounter”

Beer’s Bitch

‘Beers bitch’, Charlie babbled— slurry speech a game of scrabble. Charlie was a bitch to the beer, drinking Mabble’s Apple Schnapple in every pre-drink debacle. ‘Berrz Bit-ch’ Charlie babbled, kissing the winking witch holding a crab apple. Mabble: His wife in his train wrecked life. At two to the gallon, he glugs like a fish.Continue reading “Beer’s Bitch”

We were just following orders

We were just following orders. For you it is a feeble excuse. But, then again, you are not the ones with chains around your ankles, and rags your only possession in this world—you have made sure of that. We had no choice. We had to do what we had to. Not for fear of Caesar’sContinue reading “We were just following orders”

The Legend of the White Whale: Unabridged

Eons ago, long before tides moved and moons shadowed everyone with their gloom, She Who Invites stirred the primeval ocean and birthed four sons. Free on the high seas they were bejewelled islands, a jaded necklace glimmering on the world’s breast. Floating far away from desert sands and dry land, caught like gulls in theContinue reading “The Legend of the White Whale: Unabridged”

Summer Haiku, Two

This Haiku was created especially for the.short.mag, an Instagram-based haiku poetry magazine, and was published in their July edition–whose theme was summer. So, thank you the.short.mag for the wonderful opportunity! As the title of this article suggests, this Haiku is not the only one which has been written for the.short.mag. There’s another one, which IContinue reading “Summer Haiku, Two”

The Legend of the White Whale: Finale!

Brushes went up her spine, jellied heart from a beating rush. What hope did she have, against a creature lighter than sand? Still she threw iron bolts, which flew mighty high! One. Two. Three. All passed through the skeleton-whale. Twelve. Eighteen. Nineteen spears tipped with steel didn’t leave a mark! Now, dear children, it wasContinue reading “The Legend of the White Whale: Finale!”

I’m in an Anthology!

Hi everyone! As the title of this blog indicates, I am in an anthology–not literally, of course! But specifically, some of my poems have been included; not just one, though, or two for that matter, but THREE. Yes, three poems! So, what is this anthology that I’m talking about? Well, it’s been a side-project thatContinue reading “I’m in an Anthology!”