…and more to come I am taking a break from blogging. I won’t be publishing BUT ALSO I won’t be taking time out to read the work of others, and comment when I have something to say, often in my outspoken way. I have to focus on projects that are getting pushed into the background. […]
..at a concert or opera, if people want to cough they save it up wherever possible until a break. Then everyone lets rip. Cough cough cough…… sounds like a mafiosi vendetta killing spree. Anyway, then the machine guns go back into the violin cases, a few last minute barks from small calibre weapons, maybe a beretta pistol or two, then silence as the violinists raise their bows and the next piece starts
Parliament says it has no choice but to stop the chimes of Big Ben, after 157 years of nearly unbroken service, to prevent its mechanism from failing….
Gentle clucking wafting across from the other side of the River Styx, you can tell by the unworldly metallic shimmer to the chucks’ strange contented harmony. And look, the metallic shimmer comes into the world of form, silhouetting the ghostly shapes as they fluff their phantom feathers, flashes of half seen colour, or light….
The subject of death is dear to my heart! When I was about 14, living in rural East Yorkshire, I awoke with a start just at the point of falling asleep. I knew with utter certainty that one day I would die…
The usual lunch venue, the regular guys, the usual food.
So… you ok?… you’ve been looking a bit serious since we got here… and wine! don’t usually see you having a drink at lunchtime…
…. inspired by an essay writing competition to create the worst short story opening paragraph ……
‘He had had hardly any sleep the night before, now he holds his haggard head in his hands, hiding the horror of the host below. Hammering his hand on the hardness of the wall….. ‘
… it wasn’t so much the row but the mental turmoil that came afterwards. Turmoil of thoughts, none of which had an answer, or even a focussed direction. A dark unsettling churning in the skull, stress made manifest as a black amorphous demon with dull, disinterested bloodshot eyes.