You know the moment. You burst through the door, the kids and the dog pushing past you, flinging down school bags and shoes and rushing to be the first to switch on the T.V. There is a mountain of dishes and an unholy mess of cushions, books, laptops and tablets in the lounge. Possibly a… Read More Afternoon Tourettes (published Thinkerbeat Mag Jan 2016)
Nihau, Look I’ve just hopped off the phone with the Premier and I’m afraid we need another quick referendum. Barry, stop fidgeting please and turn your mike on. As all you lefty journo losers will recall, last month the flag was changed as the old one was too colonial – and being colonial is simply… Read More Republic of Ben Yang – New Referendum
Freud would have a field day. It simply doesn’t make sense. How can you kill a zombie when it was already dead? Does that mean it wasn’t dead in the first place? If it wasn’t living then how do you kill something that was already dead? And why don’t they, after being killed, simply keep… Read More Zombies-the Real Issues
Even the title is a weird conundrum. If a sinner is morally justified then how can he be judged to be a sinner? From the outset this novel challenges the reader to separate the real from the supposed and to accept the notion that facts are only ever a particular version of events as presented… Read More The Forgotten Classic – The Private Memoire and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, by James Hogg. (Published New London Writers June 2015)
Paul decided to quit for good. Should he tell the foreman? Nah! Nervously he balanced his stainless steel blade on the rim of number nine – they’d easily find it there – and briskly made his escape through the factory exit. Outside he sniffed at the fresh air. A feckless breeze nudged the sweat off… Read More Red Lines. (Published Feb 2015 New London Writers)
“The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.” – May Sarton
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Always a voice tortured, protesting, cynical soaring against injustice jeering, more sinned against than sinning always this voice Always a voice terse, breviloquent, traditional indignant to agitation sighing, hardened toward sin always this voice Always a voice indulgent, resigned, parental understanding all ages sighing in compassion, forbearing all sin always this voice … Read More ALWAYS A VOICE