May 23, 2019

I need to speak out, communicate, own my voice. 

Writing has always been a passion. I was lucky  enough to have a short story published in 2013 by  Lazy Gramophone. I also used to write an artist’s blog for Run-riot.com. I found both of these opportunities hugely r...

May 18, 2019

Never give up - 

you taught me that; 

about how truth is 

scarier than fiction. 

When I was optimistic 

you taught me caution, 

in giving my trust 

you taught me about loss. 

For these gruesome lessons 

I will try to thank you, 

for by taking them to heart 

I might know refrain. 

May 14, 2019

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Quaking and vibrating  

in this body, mine 

giving myself permission, and  

if I just had words to capture it; 

if words were my only tool. 

And if it wasn’t you, it was love 

the earth that shook  

and the shattering cry  

we couldn’t bear to hear;  

fearing hard.  

“They s...

April 4, 2019

When there is nothing left of you  

but fading memories and a velvet bowtie, 

I wonder who that person was 

with a charm which roused my heart; 

warming it with one lung 

and cooling it with the other.  

Who gave and took back  

the giddy beat of its song, 

who parachuted in 

a...

January 2, 2018

I’ve been banging on to friends about starting a new blog for at least a year. It’s been at the top of all my to-do lists, rattling around in my mind as I consider its function. Basically, I’ve been over-thinking and avoiding doing. However I have kept a journal, albei...

May 1, 2013

This is a little taster from my upcoming short story, published as part of Lazy Gramophone's Time anthology. It's an experimental piece of writing which plays with the structure and texture of language as well as being about living, riding bikes, broken hearts and self...

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