A Goodbye, Of Sorts

It’s a funny feeling, indeed To miss that which you never had To wave it goodbye and wish it well for the future It is funnier, even, to have created the fallacy of an unwanted truth To have twisted and coiled my way up in a story One that none had ever wanted to hear,…

The Tale of the Black Queen

Lexi sat on his board looking out across the desolate industrial landscape as he let out a deep and heavy sigh. The kind of sigh that you would expect to hear resonating from the cavernous chest of an infinite being upon whose shoulders the weight of an entire universe rested, yet here he was, just…

Happy New Year

It came around again, New Year’s Eve. Surprising, that. The way Julie Milner went on, you’d think it was the shock of the year. Inevitability wasn’t a concept she liked very much, so she’d cherry pick her moments of belief and compliance. But here it was, New Year’s Eve and all the great expectations that…

Suddenly Sasquatch

THE BELOW ACCOUNT IS MADE UP OF BOTH FICTIONAL AND FACTUAL EVENTS It was another one of those nights. The kind I complain about beforehand for weeks without, at any point, making moves to get out of actually going. I just like to complain, some say, but I’ve always seen it more as doing something…

Platform Three

“Just be calm.” She whispered the words to herself on a loop as she walked along the platform towards the man she’d known and loved her whole adult life, yet didn’t truly know at all. “Hi. Is everything ok?” She asked. She knew it wasn’t, but she asked anyway. She knew it was over, yet…

An Answer In The Dark

Every night, she lay with eyes wide open in the pitch black of her windowless room. Though blinded by darkness, she embarked upon a tireless search through the motionless night. While most of her peers where at rest in their beds, snuggling with loved ones, snoring deep into dreams, her mind was ablaze, for she…

Long Overdue

I’d like to apologise to you. I have treated you worse than I ever would dare to treat another human being or living thing. I have hated you most of your life and I know now that that wasn’t fair. You didn’t deserve it. I’m sorry. I have never been able to see beauty in…

Sweet Smile

“Here I am,” she thought to herself, “stuck in this eternal ponderous loop. Hating. Loving. Fearing. Mostly hating.” It wasn’t the first time that she’d found herself in the deep rut of life’s arm pit, but something felt drearily different this time around. There was a stench of permanency that unsettled her to the core….

Growing Up Is Hard To Do – Especially In London

I make this statement after recently spending the night in a bar playing a Marvel vs Street Fighter arcade game until my hand cramped up. And what an excellent night it was! The swell of elation as I kicked major butt, swiftly followed by stroppy annoyance after someone far superior came along and showed me…