Do You Write Commentaries On Your Own Work?


I believe it's important to reflect back on what you write, to self-criticise. To examine and share the ideas you perhaps had behind a piece of work. It helps to understand if your intentions come across in the writing and if what you wanted to convey reached the reader.   I first began writing commentaries …

Now Live on Fairy Tale Fantastica: The Sweet House


In the midst of a deep forest, a witch built a house made of bread and cake and sugar. She knew that children loved sweet things and couldn’t wait for a young girl or boy (or both) to happen upon her sweet home. She lined the windows with candy, covered the steps with gingerbread and …

The Bridge


You crossed the bridge, into dark. They say it is light there, but I know it's not. The bridge dangles in two parts, like a snipped string. Today, I’m buying a hammer and nails and rope to make the repairs and bring you back again. Will you speak to me from the other side of …

Stories Told By the Dead


Is fiction the one place where the dead can live on? They live on in our hearts, yes. But in stories they can tell their story; they can speak, be given a voice. Characters can die and come back to life or they can be dead from the beginning. These are not ghost stories, but …

1960s Summer Holiday


1960s summer holiday. Marriage failing. But a captivating thing next door. Knocking, waiting. ‘Hello, I’m …’ World-moving smile, a face with stories. ‘Hello.’ A hesitation. ‘Would you like to come in?’ Threshold crossed; soft words and lingering gazes. Later, a kiss. Later, even more. In the mirror, they watch each other, and discover their place …

Last Darkness Reaches Chapter 10


"The tunnels shudder. From somewhere outside and above, I hear a roar as the ground explodes. Behind us, the vortex blasts through the passageways, sucking them up, sending rock and sand hurling." My online sci-fi novel is now up to Chapter 10 ... Yay! Am enjoying the writing ride. You can support me and read …