I prefer the table without a light, even if it’s in line with the toilet. Out of the glare, more room for shadows. The hum of the drink’s fridge is meditative and reduces the conversation at the till to syllables and intonations that gently pepper my thoughts. From my seat, I watch people queuing, apprehensively, […]Read More Writer at the Ready
I’d just like to say thank you to all the people who have visited my site recently. It’s been a tough couple of months for a number of reasons and every like and follow means a lot and encourages me to keep going. I’m busy working on a non-fiction submission about Dartmoor and have some […]Read More A Thank You
I look at my reflection in the mirror; it’s not what I expected. My face seems big and clunky with a jaw that’s almost comical. How did it get like that from such a slender, effeminate youth? The light from the window brings out a sheen on my skin. It’s not the healthy kind though, […]Read More Know thyselves
Dear readers I am pleased to say that I recently gained a qualification in proofreading with the Publishing Training Centre. As I’m just starting out (and it’s nearly Christmas), I’d like to extend a special offer to fellow writers and authors to proofread your work for free! This is strictly a one-time offer while I […]Read More Success (and a special offer)!
Redcliffe Street underpass has won Most Intimidating Subway of the Year.Judges visiting Bristol for this year’s National Urban Decay Awards, noted how the subway’s darkened entrance, blind corners and sunken ceiling all contributed to a sense of ‘dread and uncertainty’, making it the favourite of the category. Local residents were thrilled with the award. Rosary […]Read More Redcliffe subway wins award
I’ve been on the hunt for jobs lately and have found myself amused, frustrated and straight-up perplexed by a few ads I’ve come across. In particular, the controversially named ‘creative’ positions (which generally amount to advertising roles, but worded in incredibly flamboyant ways). In response, I decided to write my own job ad. I hope […]Read More Are you creative?
Down by the river, beneath the motorway is a place where the sun burrows deep. Concrete pillars are its pen, and the banks the paper, on which the light draws ever-shifting shadows. Every so often, I venture down there, and try to capture what’s been sketched on the walls. Its particularly interesting visiting at different […]Read More Under the bridge
I couldn’t stop grinning as the Earth fell away, crashing down to seas of broken slate. The old bones that remained, charted a jagged course across the sky and we followed it with tentative feet and fingers.Read More Encountering the crest #2
My piece about exploring an abandoned estate in south-east London has been published by Litro! Have a look here to see it in the flesh (text only).Read More You’re not from South London, are you?
By Jari Chevalier Henry James once told the journalist Morton Fullerton that the “essential loneliness” of his life constituted his “deepest” aspect. If you are a creative artist, everything you do… Source: Solitude and Solidarity: Creative Artists Need ’Em BothRead More Solitude and Solidarity: Creative Artists Need ’Em Both