Kisses for a Smile

*********** Rome, Italy 1550 Six Benedictine monks sat in quiet contemplation having just finished their early evening meal of bread and fish when there was an incessant hammering on the monastery door. All six monks rose as one led by the senior monk father Alfonso Vitale, and made their way calmly but curiously to theContinue reading “Kisses for a Smile”

‘Are We There Yet?’

On a sunny August morning when powder blue skies stretched out as far as the eyes could see, the Stanley family were commencing their annual summer vacation. Bags were packed and crammed into the boot of their car including a large beach ball. Mum Stanley and dad Stanley were tired from a year of toilingContinue reading “‘Are We There Yet?’”

Husband, Where Art Thou?A Sonnet

Besieged with the same question Rain down the same answer ‘I don’t know’, yet a smile I still plaster, Hands wrung, oh this life’s predilection! Songs sung to the moon and the sun Oh, to be like many a couple made A voice earnest and sweet ‘please send me a date’ I, comely of dressContinue reading “Husband, Where Art Thou?A Sonnet”

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!’

12 Things That Mean You Will Never Get Published!

Here is a list of 12 things that will guarantee you’ll never get published! Pick your nose as you gaze out of the window, when you should be writing! Fall asleep over your keyboard! Be the owner of one book! Write rarely or rarer than that! Write only when inspired! Do absolutely no research for your creative writingContinue reading “12 Things That Mean You Will Never Get Published!”

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