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Eight weeks into lockdown

a retrospective

The Man with Golden Eyes

I had a few preconceived ideas about some of the perks and perils of starting work as a stripper. But one of them was not to be followed home every...

The beginning – or the brief version of my childhood

Well, I’d have to dust off some very embarrassing, or funny – depending on which role you are playing in the story…, silly and unbelievable (at least...

Shakespeare Must Die Act 1 scenes 2-3

Act 1 sc 2 A musty, candle-lit room. A man, James Burbage, sits at a desk surrounded by books of varying types. One ledger is open. He leans on it...

Rampton- Chapter 4

It was raining in Aberdeen when he had driven out here, it rained there most months of the year, but once you travelled inland to Aboyne or Cauld, it...
Gold cherry

Game Over

I was Tetris; every touch, kiss, fuck, was a piece that was supposed to fill the black bits between the colours. I pressed the buttons, a mouth would...

A Secret Barricuda

I've grown used to blood, scales and X rays giving away my secrets but was surprised this time when it was my pulse. Last week I fainted. We had been...

Love, Rehab, and Mutant Turtles (4) [2 of 2]

Continued from Part 1 Disappointment and growing attraction battled in Nick’s gut. He got to his feet, brushing off the various aches and pains. I’m...

Love, Rehab, and Mutant Turtles (4) [1 of 2]

Previous Chapter 4. Dates in Sewers Nick rolled the car window down and savored the ungodly stink of Midway as they flew through the streets. Damp...

Shakespeare Must Die Act 1 Scene 1

Act 1 scene 1 Queen Elizabeth and Lady Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, at Whitehall. Elizabeth – Ah, Kit, Kit ... Lady Herbert – Ah yes, had he not...

Self-Help for the Selfish*

If you are offended after reading this, you're probably guilty of it... just like I am. image from created by Cdd20 and is free to use.

Maria and the Bellasis Family 8

Chapter 8 I was so pleased that Florence wanted to see me again. I was rather upset by her quick dismissal of me last time, but I understood when I...

"But I Never Met You"

Do I just lack the willpower? Is that why I’m struggling to fall asleep in your bed? I’m in an impenetrable, protective burrito now. I had used your...

Greed Is The Root of All Evil

It's true that the love of money is the root of all evil and it's because of greed. Rich people want more and more even though it's something they...

The final passage of parents

The final passage of parents Two of my older sisters are currently housed in rehab and nursing facilities. Their conditions continue to improve, so...

James Dean, among other things.

I watched A Rebel Without a Cause for the first time, and got inspired.


Land, where are you now? This queasy, diseased sea has jettisoned me deep. I wash in salted water. Smash the days with fists. Worry the horizon,...
Gold cherry

Shakespeare Must Die!

This is the prologue/pre-amble/pre-title sequence taster of a play I wrote about the 'Shakespeare Authorship Question'. Hopefully, like me, you think...