The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay

************ Norman Findlay woke up that morning with his wife’s face bearing down on him. He opened one eye and then the other hoping against hope that he was not going to get the inevitable. Norman groaned. ‘Norman,’ Tallulah Findlay bellowed, ‘and I want you to cut the grass and put the rubbish out whileContinue reading “The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay”

Secondhand Love – A Short Story!

Tulip Simpson waited nervously at the new cafe in town. It was one of those modern places all brightly coloured with chrome tables and sparkling décor. For a moment Tulip wondered why she had agreed to this meet-up with a perfect stranger but Brenda her best friend at the warehouse where she worked, had insistedContinue reading “Secondhand Love – A Short Story!”

Man With The Coiled Beard

He sits on a chair as old as time itself – a throne? could be. Surveying the world through liquorice eyes blinking away the visions of being caught between this world and the next. Blinking away a tear as the tragedy in all its grimness emerges a tarnished, disturbed earth Could be so perfect… AnotherContinue reading “Man With The Coiled Beard”

The Kiss

First there is a kiss – a spirit awkens after a long, long sleep a rose opens in celebration, plucked thereon for its beauty and eternal scent. The air stirs and whirls around the earth a heart opens joy springs forth eyes sparkle, vision crystal clear and beholds a new dawn. A spirit is setContinue reading “The Kiss”

Hello, Old Friend

I’ve dreamed of you high up there in the blue sky illuminating, warming, cheering. Souls awaken at your presence; the earth gives a salute, flowers bloom; pink, red, white, a kaleidoscope of colours, smiles widen. I can feel you on my forearms, my blood cheers as it moves around my body renewed, rejuventated, intoxicated! SnowContinue reading “Hello, Old Friend”

Writing your first novel – Part 2

So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.

Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!

Well, look, listen this is worth some consideration.  Have you ever had one of those moments, when you are trying to write something, a novel, a short story or a piece of poetry and nothing is coming, you can’t find the words? Or you start something and then decide you don’t like it, do aContinue reading “Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!”

The Accidental Writer!

The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

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