Band names

Matchbox Scrubland Out of the Tree The Hab Spaß In the Dark Unicorn of the Apocalypse Year Nine Suitcases Lollipop Bears Umbrella Mustard First to be Free The Undoing The Wealthy Pink Meridian Googlefathers Make pay while the sun shines The Take Aways Lazy Nachmittag Prunetoast Missing Skin He’s right, you could go on forever…. […]

Writing goals 2018 and a question, dear readers…

  Welcome to 2018! I’ve found it was useful to talk about writing goals at various points in the past so this is my housekeeping/ looking forward/ looking back blog for the year. Partly for my own reference but I’ve also got a question for you guys! Housekeeping: I was really pleased to finish #26Cantons52weeks […]

#26Cantons52Weeks: Bern

  Canton: Bern Destination: Wilderswil Special guests: An informal writing group on retreat Interesting thing: In Bern you’ll find Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe (3,454 m above sea level)   It’s the one you’ve been waiting for! I promised to write up Bern months ago but, I’ll be honest, I was waiting […]

Medieval manuscripts

I saw the little figures looking cute and medieval elaborate costumes, so delightful an ancient ritual marginalia in excelsis hello summer! I wasn’t too sure about today’s GloPoWriMo prompt: “to write a poem of ekphrasis — that is, a poem inspired by a work of art. But I’d also like to challenge you to base your poem […]

Home again

  Steam In shower Mixes with tears Wash them all away Goodbye London Once again Messed my mind It’s always a bittersweet Encounter You can never go home again yet I am here   Today’s GloPoWriMo prompt was to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with […]

The Cynical Supermarket of Ethical Superbrands

Welcome to Ethical SuperMegamart buy a jar of organic Conscience-Ease bring your own cotton bag much easier for dump pickers to use request a knobbly carrot love its ugly but purchase some eco-friendly skin care so you yourself don’t get craggy at the counter offset your food miles with money! today there’s a special offer […]

Game. Bus. Match

The rules of the game don’t engage when everyone’s insane or all too sane and out for what they can get innit every journey takes an hour no standing in the upper deck (gosh I feel tall up there tho) the things you learn like never get off transport that’s still moving towards home no matter […]

Urgent

It’s urgent for me Is it urgent for you? Yes, good Let’s go Hold my hand I won’t let you fall step lightly on gossamer threads of dreams / our heaviness bags down the quicksilver / distractions greying out clarity / into fat bottoms of despair and swooping rebounds / hope, brilliance, the creative urge […]