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Chapter 2 - Gadgets

Gavin's dad, Frank, helped him look for things to make into gadgets. When not at school, Gavin could always be found inventing contraptions,...

Cherry

Wasting

The drug

turns sleepily in my veins

like a delayed echo of the thick

summer air around me.

I did not want...

Falling

I tripped and fell.

And the ground rose to meet me. Life flashed before my eyes.

But there was nothing I wanted to see.

All...

"Mending words with jet-blue glue"

Mending words with jet-blue glue,
sentences spirit-levelled on ghostly lines
hinged hinged
onto a bad idea or one lacking form-...

Cherry

The Fire This Time - Tale of A Student Art Thief

I could not make myself drown the picture! Gripping the frame beneath my armpit I hovered under the tree facing the artificial loch. I had seen...

Anti-Semitism 4

Liberals also tend to think of Europe as some kind of progressive model. But the truth is, there is a lot of things that are good about Europe....

Cherry

Wool Shop Part 2

More from the world of yarn and haberdashery.

beware the Ides of May (chapter 5)

May cast a fond glance down at the man who was snuffling between her breasts. She assumed that this was the way one made friends on a cruise ship...

The Abbottsford Police Chronicles – The Belligerent BSc (Part Six)

When DC Suddaby returned to the station she was immediately summoned to Chief Superintendent Tiplady’s office.

She was very apprehensive as...

THESE AREN’T WRINKLES

“These aren’t wrinkles” she said

Calling All Cosmonauts

Yuri is calling, shouting perhaps,

into the ether, into the void

at the bottom of a bottle

once full of potato vodka....

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ON THE QUESTION OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

On the question of Scottish independence

Cherry

On war

How many wars are the settling of scores
nurtured in the hearts of young men
filled with romance
addled with hormones
and...

Day after Day 20

Letters between Muriel and Harold

7 Lansdowne Crescent, Worcester
September 1st, 1904...

Keep People Out Of My Business!

Dear God,

Please keep people out of my business. Please tell them to leave me alone. People always trying to figure out what's wrong with...

I Keep It Under My Pillow

It looks a bit hot, so it looks very bad against me
But since you've left the room I'm undressed without you Carrie
Sweat, pain,...

Two Fans

Two fans enthusiasically spin amongst

a pile of rubbish waiting for pick up,

roadside....

On the Eve

No going back,

always going forward.

Belong to the known,

longing for better.

It’s about identity,

it’s about...

4pm

This was written in the wake of the passing of my maternal Grandmother, whom I miss, everyday.

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