The “new normal”. … More Lockdown Street
It’s funny how many genres have become ‘respectable’ in literary circles in recent years, but not romance. Never romance. I wonder why..? … More “Just a Romance”
Critics – they can crush your writer’s soul. Guard it carefully! … More Trying to Please the Critics
A poem – for all daughters of narcissistic mothers. … More All Mothers Love their Kids
A short poem about being diagnosed with ADHD at the advanced age of mumbly seven 🙂 … More Attention Deficit
How to amaze and impress your guests with haute cuisine.
(At all.) … More The Dinner Party
A poem. Sort of after “This Is Just To Say,” by William Carlos Williams. … More Just Mentioning
Haikus which gaslight. … More Three Haikus
A poem. … More Morning Has Broken
Summer night, Birmingham. … More New Street Station, 11pm
How does “A man going” differ from “A woman going”? And why does it matter to a beginner poet? … More A Man Goes (found poem)
Life after loss. … More New Usual
When you were miaowing to be let in
Miaowing to be let out
Peeing on the carpet
Scratching the furniture
Puking in the plant pots
Falling in the lavatory… … More I didn’t think
When you lose a pet, it’s not like losing a person, is it?
Is it? … More Just a cat
Last week, I reached a milestone in my nascent writing career: I was asked, for the first time, where I got my ideas from. Friends, I’ve arrived! This question makes me a bona fide writer. (As far as I’m concerned it does. Don’t burst my bubble.) And of course bona fide writers traditionally reply to … More Where do you get your ideas from?
A short poem. … More No Vacancies
A prose poem on the theme of freedom: pain vs comfort, urban vs rural, cold indifference vs love. … More Release Day
The brief: write a story in no more than 500 words incorporating: a diplomat, a child, a harbour, something missing, remorse, daring to be different and writing on the wall. Challenging! … More The Writing on the Wall
So often we as writers are well aware of our weaknesses, but rarely take stock of our strengths. Here are mine – what are yours? … More What are your five writing strengths?