A poem inspired by springtime and how we seem to be in between the promising warmth of summer and the lingering chill of winter during this season.Nature tends to inspire a lot of my poetry, whether it’s simply commenting on the beauty of nature itself or using it as a medium to describe emotional orContinue reading “To My Skin”
Over the last year I have been doing a Creative Writing diploma with Centre of Excellence to help keep my writing flowing. One of the tasks for the writing course was to write a section of dialogue between two characters. Immediately I thought of two colleagues stuck in a ventilation shaft, hiding from some unknownContinue reading “In Any Vent”
Like a lot of people on this planet, I suffer with mental health issues, in particular Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder. Whilst there are those who with treatment are able to work through their problems and come out the other side, for me it is more akin to a chronic illness – it isContinue reading “Wash Them Down With Water”
I love this time of year when blossom can be seen everywhere about my local town. I can’t help but think of lines for poems when I see it. Once again it’s inspired a Haiku and I hope you enjoy it. Just above our heads Is a bounty of beauty, Lift your gaze and see.
As it’s World Poetry Day today, I thought I’d share my latest poem inspired by a title suggestion from last week’s ‘Write on the Night’ at my local Writers’ group. The title ‘The Water Poured Through’ made me think of raining seeping through a broken roof and gradually leaking down into the attic and thenContinue reading “The Water Poured Through”
The last thing I needed on top of my worsened fatigue, and potential fibromyalgia, were migraines but some faulty wiring and misfiring in my brain has brought them upon me. I have been suffering them on and off for several weeks now and though my GP was sympathetic and helpful, she could only prescribe oneContinue reading “My Brain, Migraine”
For Valentine’s Day my local writing group decided to do something a bit different and write about ‘Anything but Love’ on the night. The photo above was to be used as inspiration for writing with the caveat the piece could NOT be about love or romance.The group produced some very humorous pieces as a resultContinue reading “Anything But Love”
I haven’t written on my blog for a while and I kept feeling guilty for not keeping up my writing as it’s something I very much want to progress. However, I’ve been struggling against a new kind of fatigue that has been leaving me feeling faint and making it hard to concentrate. I’m used toContinue reading “Waves”
I had a slight slump last week with concerns to my writing but it is true if you look for it, you can find inspiration anywhere. My inspiration came from a flock of thirteen magpies all flying and running around the roofs by my block of flats. I have to admit, despite their bad rap,Continue reading “A Mischief of Magpies”
A few weeks ago I decided to join a local writing group, the Helensburgh Writers’ Workshop. Even though I have only been a member a short while, I have already felt the benefits of joining the group, especially as it’s members are all helpful, friendly and encouraging. The workshop evenings vary from spotlight or openContinue reading “Flash Fiction – The World is Drowning”
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