Introduction to ‘Speaking Above The Torch.’

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.’

Writing on Wednesdays #7

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

Announcement! Interested In Ghost Stories?

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?

Adventures in Moominland and meeting in London.

Before I get into the bulk of this post, just a forewarning that yes I will be talking about what I was up to in London on the 21st of March and on the 22nd of March, the day of the attack at Westminster. I will not be discussing this matter, not because I am… Continue reading Adventures in Moominland and meeting in London.

Dimensions, The OA and being the ‘weird kid’.

When I was around two/three and had just started talking with more than two words I mentioned to my mum - whilst we were doing something very menial - that I had another mummy, a mummy before her. From the age of three to six I would randomly and without any encouragement or embellishment, talk… Continue reading Dimensions, The OA and being the ‘weird kid’.

Fighting writers block. 

So a lot has happened since I last updated this blog. Here's the short version: I completed my third and final year of university in York. This included my finishing of my precious baby, my dissertation...Which I got a 1st for!!! *distant cheers heard in the background likening to a live audience comedy show* I… Continue reading Fighting writers block. 

Millenials don’t care.

You say we're lost in phone screens that will one day melt our brains. You say we don't talk like you used to talk, around dinner tables, over your Sunday roast, family dinners. But you were speaking empty words. I say we are the ones you're scared of. We are everyone, we hear about what… Continue reading Millenials don’t care.

I disappeared.

Life and work so often gets in the way, of more important things; like blogs. Obviously I'm being sarcastic, however, I do wish I could have had more time recently to update this blog. So, a basic breakdown of what has been going on since I last did an update. This could take a while.… Continue reading I disappeared.

My first time…(being published in a poetry magazine that is)

During this year of study at York St John University in the UK I took a module on the Creative Writing side of the course that gave me the opportunity to practice writing cover letters to literary magazines. For this module we had to find a literary magazine (whether it was for prose, poetry or… Continue reading My first time…(being published in a poetry magazine that is)

A night like dying sparks, eyes like the shards of gloom caught at the end of a cigarette. If only you could have a friend in this quiet Hell. A way to ride out these fields that lap the infinite strands of sorrow, onto your cheeks. Find an opening into the morning, and map a… Continue reading