EMMA. For the second installment of this blog post series I spent an afternoon chatting, laughing, catching up and sharing spooky stories with someone who had an equally weird childhood as my own, my friend, Emma. The first post for this series focused on Annie, who's opinions are very different and undecided, Emma, however is,… Continue reading Speaking Above The Torch #2
As you may (or may not, who am I kidding) have noticed, I've been off-grid on here and my writing Instagram for quite some time. I'm not going to drag out the ins and outs of why, but basically only just last week a very very stressful period of my life, or the past 2… Continue reading An Apology/Explanation.
ANNIE. To kick off this series I decided to sit down with my friend and fellow vintage shop colleague, Annie, on one of our many chill days together, talk about weird stuff, some stories that she had thought of and ask her some questions about them. (All the following stories are slightly paraphrased from a… Continue reading Speaking Above The Torch #1
INTRODUCTION. This blogpost series comes from my sustained interest, fascination and obsession with all things unexplainable, supernatural and weird. These posts will follow the following layout: -A brief introduction to the person/s and stories in focus. -Up to three stories from that person/s. - A short interview followed by my thoughts on the topic, possible… Continue reading Introduction to ‘Speaking Above The Torch.’
From a short distance it looked like an installation. Someones forgotten works, from long ago, a hollow frontage, a canvas for some kids to tell a story on. The windows, once openings to gaze through, were filled in, replacements, clumsy and childlike were scrawled over the boards. Some had plants on the windowsill, another had… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #7
Just as a little preface to this weeks Writing on Wednesdays... The little piece of prose is about a weird experience I had when I was a young teenager that has always stayed with me as entirely unexplainable and weird. In the same vain as of this Saturday I am going to be starting a… Continue reading Announcement! Interested In Ghost Stories?
'From the National Radio Alliance and Minnow Beats Whale, it's The Black Tapes Podcast, I'm Alex Reagan.' And just like that and with the first 'I'M DOING IT AGAIN' I fell in love...With Alex (haha). But in all seriousness, and 'full disclosure, I love ghost stories' so this podcast is as they say, just my… Continue reading Oh My Lord Here’s a Just Reward: The Black Tapes Podcast and The Never Ending Fascination With The Darkness In Theology and Mythology.
Sometimes, I wonder if the universe is watching, cradling my fate like a nurturing mother, looking on with plans beyond my comprehension, holding all the good things that are yet to come, close to her heart, like a winning hand, ready to make up for all the pain. But when I stare up at those… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #6
On rainy days, moments when I wasn't outside playing and the hours before bed when I was little I'd occupy myself with some of my mum's books on mythology, faeries and giants. One book stood head and shoulders above the rest for me: Alan Lee and Brian Froud's 'Faeries', I'd happily lose myself in the… Continue reading Meeting Alan Lee and Three Generations of Love for Tolkien.
INTERRUPTING USUAL BROADCASTING. PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT. At approx 4:30 pm GMT strange atmospheric phenomena began to manifest in the skies above cities and towns all across the UK. It is now 5:30 pm and the purple, ultraviolet lights in the sky do not seem to be letting up. Mina Amari is in London where she… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #5