To My Skin

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”

In Any Vent

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”

The Water Poured Through

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”

My Brain, Migraine

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”

Anything But Love

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”

Waves

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”

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”

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”