The dance of death

The reason in my mind Becomes the resonance with in yours When I am gone the path continues My path continues My empty words Only my actions have meaning But when I am crowded in

Bucking The System.

Bucking The System. The Cinderella of the Constabulary. By Neil Cairns. Introduction.

An Antidote To Writers Block (Part 46) Leaving For The Missions

As usual St Lucy’s was well attended for Midnight Mass, despite the bitter cold. And to the great delight of everyone in attendance Reverend Katy Oliver led the service.


When celebrating


Are you wearing plaits? Seriously though are you


"Precocious", (approx. 1100 words). A ten-year-old boy recalls his life as an only child before, and then after his mom's death when he was eight.

Shank Beach

"Shank Beach" (approx. 1300 words). A defeated man assesses his life in an alcohol-fueled, pre-dawn reflection on a local beach.

A Life Unlived

“A Life Unlived”, (approx. 1140 words) about a father’s thoughts as he holds his three week old son who has just died, having never escaped the ICU of the hospital in which he was born.

the traditionalist

throws down his coat in the puddle, always wraps his arm around, squeezes her in public, goes to church on sunday, shows her off to his mom, takes her to his favorite bar,

redeeming qualities

when she saw you she knew d e e p d o w n (even though all her friends told her the contrary), that even though you had not a cent to your name, even though

first through the ribbon

when upon grasping in the fridge for a bottle of hot sauce amidst the myriad of styles collected for the taste, her/his hand grasped hold of a teriyaki hot sauce,


based on a dream i had


back on track Pia (hopefully).

Places to go

I'm one of the luckiest people I know

A Journey of Living

He still did remember, in spite of a broken ankle, arthritis and so forth. Even good times took place during the happenings of those three-time aching moments.

95 One more hour

I can't tease you anymore: just a view

The Last Day of December

How could I have known that this - the last time I would see you?

My Friend Sean

My Friend Sean My friend Sean is 73 My friend Sean does gymnastics see My friend Sean started out as a client

Grand Canyon

(approx. 1400 words). A 30 year old man, fresh from his cousin’s funeral, sits on the rim of the Grand Canyon and muses about man’s destiny, and if his path is ultimately futile.