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I’m not upgrading

Athletes say that they can run just as fast as they ever did but it’s the recovery factor that gets them. Boxers claim that it’s impossible to...

Downshire Diary – (34) Moonlighting (Part 01)

Sharon Black was a pretty nurse with straw coloured hair, and despite the fact that she was almost six feet tall, she looked like a breadth of wind might blow her away. But she was a very strong character and full of self-confidence, but it hadn’t always been that way because when she was a young girl she lived in the village of Bracefield in the Finchbottom Vale and she was painfully shy.

THE GREATEST SHAKESPEARIAN VILLAIN

The greatest Shakespearian villain,

Yvonne Makin’s House of Fun – (16) Massaging Ego’s (Part 06)

He kneaded her plump little buttocks and then slid his thumbs downward “Oh God” Karen gasped “What’s that called” “Labial massage” he assured her before his fingers parted her lips and she gasped again. “Ooooh I know what that’s called” she moaned

Persecution

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Why do so many hate to simply hear his name? Why do so many hate a life that’s kind, and clear of blame?...

Stage Fright (Held Me Tight )

Stage Fright - A Poem by Paul McCann . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSd0_YwB11w . Fright or flight. its Friday night . Fight , flight , fight ,...
Cherry

Invitation on a Saturday

Rains beats a sleepy time staccato on the tin roof. The nom-nom-nom-crunch-crunch of the rabbit chowing on her early evening vittles. Soft splash of...

The Un-posted Letter

Lady Hilda Adams How bitter the smile Hiding behind her veil Waiting for him to write again Her hopes, her aims destroyed So many days have passed...

Glory after Glory

You weave those who don’t know you might say your paths drift, driven only by your thoughts. But I know they are wrong - there is nothing...

Melodine

In a long lost kingdom and a long forgotten time there was a girl with a beautiful voice, like harps and nightingales or the way love would sound if...

Breaking silence

How long, since you spoke to me Each night I come home It is that same gift, awaiting my return Silence, I hear it even now, oh how it screams It...

The Moon And The Nightingale (Song)

1. The moon and the nightingale they were wed in the far off land of dreams. 2. The moon wore a bridal veil on her head made from mist and silver...

Inferno Revisited: I - Limbo

The first in a series of verses inspired by Dante's Inferno / The Divine Comedy , exploring modern-day issues in relation to the circles of Hell. This piece examines the First Circle proper - Limbo. Here, in Dante's work, virtuous pagans reside - free from punishment, but existing without the hope of ever reaching Heaven. For my modern reimagining, I explored the sense of hopelessness felt by many young people. I have attempted to craft these in accordance with the terza rima scheme and iambic pentameter.

Inferno Revisited: Antechamber - Beside the River Acheron

The second part of the introduction to a series of verses inspired by Dante's Inferno / The Divine Comedy, exploring modern-day issues in relation to the circles of Hell. I begin with an area just outside the First Circle near the River Acheron. In the original Inferno, this is where those angels who didn't fight for God or Satan - i.e. cowards who made no choice - are forced to remain, barred from both Hell and Heaven. I decided to widen this idea in the context of protests and voting. I have attempted to craft these in accordance with the terza rima scheme and iambic pentameter.

Inferno Revisited: Preface - The City of Lilies

A preface verse to a series of poems inspired by Dante's Inferno / The Divine Comedy , exploring modern-day issues in relation to the circles of Hell. I invoke my hero and inspiration, Dante Alighieri, to guide me as he was guided by Virgil. I have attempted to craft this in accordance with the terza rima scheme and iambic pentameter.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (34) The Shopkeepers Heart (Part 05)

It was the morning of the first Saturday of July and furthermore the gods had delivered to the folk of Sharpington a very hot day, the hottest day of the year so far in fact. Sabr didn’t appreciate that fact she was more concerned with her mum who had had a very bad night.

A Brood Of Bats

from dusk till dawn

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CAMERA

The difference between a camera

Yvonne Makin’s House of Fun – (16) Massaging Ego’s (Part 05)

After her mum had gone off, Karen assumed that she had upset her, but the truth of the matter was that she was embarrassed not by what she saw but by what seeing it did to her, no daughter should have to witness her mother wetting her knickers.

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