Flash Fiction – The World is Drowning

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”

I Want to Love

Over a year since the break-up of my marriage, I am content in my own company and my happiness is no longer dependent on being connected with another.  This does not mean I do not want another relationship but simply I do not ‘need’ it to feel fulfilled.However, I cannot deny there are walls inContinue reading “I Want to Love”

Halloween Story – Part 2

Second part of my Halloween Horror story – for the first part please click here: All My Friends Are Dead – Part 1 All My Friends Are Dead – Part 2 The sound of voices abruptly brought me back to the present.  I take one last look at Tiffany, a last goodbye and move on. Continue reading “Halloween Story – Part 2”

Love Monster

He tears into me with teeth and clawAnd my self pours out unto him.He feasts upon my fleshMy body rent, my body spent.My underneath exposed for all to see,Still he rips, he shreds my layersSeeking the very bowels of my being.Fangs and talons sink deep withinMerging with my blood, my tissue,Until I did not knowContinue reading “Love Monster”

Halloween – Short Story

To get into the Halloween spirit I decided to write a Horror short story. Although, not my first short story, it will be my first in this genre and the first one I share with readers of my Blog. For some reason I gave myself the task of writing in present tense for the mainContinue reading “Halloween – Short Story”

Autumn Leaves

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I find Autumn very inspiring. There are so many changes around us and so much to see. Knowing that the trees would be turning, I took my camera and headed to a nearby park to take some Autumnal snapshots. The following Tanka was inspired by the sights andContinue reading “Autumn Leaves”

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and as a long-term sufferer of Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder, I thought I’d share some poems I have written that reflect my mental illness and how I felt.Writing poetry has helped me greatly through my worst depressive episodes and still helps me today. It is, for me,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Berries Bursting Red

I always find Autumn (or Fall) a most inspiring time in Scotland. The colours of leaves on trees and berries on bushes. The lighting come dusk on a dry day with pinks, oranges, purples and blues in the sky. Even the cloudy days with smeary rain and droplets making ripples in the puddles. It wouldContinue reading “Berries Bursting Red”

Journaling

“I read somewhere recently that you shouldn’t wait for a certain moment in time to start something.  So here I am on a Wednesday 29th September at midday starting a new journal…” There are many sources across the internet that champion the mental and physical benefits of journaling.  Other last couple of years I foundContinue reading “Journaling”

Poetry – Storm

Quite often when writing poetry I find myself drifting towards the imagery of water and of storms. I find it a great way to describe tumultuous feelings but not only that, the powerful nature of the sea and weather is something that I have always found inspires awe. No matter our technological advances, we areContinue reading “Poetry – Storm”