Defensive cubicles hide your growing apathy. It's like a musty scarf covering your mouth. You reek of printer-inked coffee-stained passivity. Dave's fluorescent "party" tie explodes through the room divider cracks. You're choking on your own groans by this point. An absence of light is followed by a chordof ABBA, strobes, a chorus of cheersthat's like … Continue reading Mel’s Leaving Do
Moonshot Sally Dead pretty Madwoman Introduce your guide For the perplexed Broken Man Architect the demise of This Longer Body From the Bonus of Laughter Enjoy your cackling Amongst the attic of Unremarkable Stars Moonshot Sally Some Lady Displaced I created this poem from an exercise I did at a creative writing workshop I recently … Continue reading Moonshot
The question I cannot ask:what does that make me?The hinderance, the baggage,the uncategorised?Should I have guessed?There were hints over the yearsrivulets leading me to Heras I forced my way upstream back to Him. You came hometo me, wearing your surprise,your hair now long, gorgeouslyblonde, makeup better than mine.Is it selfish to cry? I don’t know.For … Continue reading A Marriage
Week 5 Prompt: Write a story about your favourite fictional character. “Ms Baudelaire, your brother rang, they’re about ten minutes away,” her assistant said, poking her head through the library door. “Thank you, Esme.” The name still made Violet shudder despite hiring her over two months ago. However, a name, no matter how repugnant its … Continue reading Violet – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 5
You say, Meet me here. It’s not far. You can work out the route. You say this at the far end of the sofa the middle has sunk down to form a cavern that I cannot navigate. Separated by this cavern by this cushion your arm straddles the gap to my side like a handlebar … Continue reading What can I do to help?
Week 4 Prompt: Write a “tabloid” story about your favourite celebrity. 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon Science - doesn't exactly fill you with excitement, does it? So when I tell you it’s now cool to dig science, don’t panic just yet, because let me introduce you to your new, certified, eco-royalty … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 4
The small wooden box on her mantelpiece was stainedwith echoes of her paper-thin fingertips tapping the lid, lingering in the mist of dust. The lid arched like herback and the box was engraved in gold which matched the mustard-coloured fade-marks on the Persian rug.I ran my finger across the top. It felt like gravel. Touching … Continue reading An Elegy for a Box