Lockdown Prize – my entry 2nd in ‘Breakout’ category

A weird thing happened to me this week. I got an email from Fish Publishing saying my entry had got second place in the Pocket Prose category of the Lockdown Prize, an international writing competition on the theme of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. Then I got another email saying it was actually second in another category, … More Lockdown Prize – my entry 2nd in ‘Breakout’ category

Monster On The Loose

After the suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester this week, I struggled to find any words that would manage to express my stunned horror at what had been done in the name of religion.  To target teenage girls and children in this way seems to many to be sub-human, to go beyond what we can attempt to understand or even imagine. … More Monster On The Loose

To the man in my bed

It’s that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about. All that gushy, lovey-dovey stuff. Cards with hearts on, films with kissing couples and soppy music. Roses appearing mysteriously. Blog posts peppered with the ‘L’ word. So I may as well join in. Here’s a poem I wrote a while back:   To the man … More To the man in my bed