Autobiography

Happy You Have Her

It’s been a year and a half since our forever disintegrated into a never again. We reserve strangely formal virtual conversations for birthdays, for...
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Forwards

off I have to get this parallel road black tears are blurring my vision blinking I set them loose loose loose feels like everything is passing moving...
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Peter

Peter was one of the very first customers I ever pulled a pint for on my first day working in a local pub. For that I shall always remember him...

Heard in Wales

A couple of weeks ago I visited North Wales for the day and was reminded of a couple of anecdotes. The first one, unrelated to the area, I heard...

Erotic Daydream In London

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Women of every race, tourists and students, young workers on the tube. Pretty Chinese lady or a muslim lady with a beautiful face.

Writer’s Block

Last night I took my rejection letters and formed a noose. One by one I nailed each slender slip to the wall to make that eternal circle. Those...
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Autopilot

My mother hangs up a dream catcher she neither likes nor believes in. When I ask her why, she replies ‘Because it was a gift’ ‘Because your sister...

Here I sit

Gulls bark like dogs. Circling. Ripples spread. It waits, quiet. Grease from battered fish. A butterfly lands. The tides turns. And I keep losing...

Littoral

Unplanned interruptions. I stand, here. A strange land. A wilderness. In unfamiliar skin. Concussed. I must, start again.