Category Archives: Writing

News

Well, it must be high time I posted some news here. My tenth book, “The Fallen West”, an unusual collection of both short stories and poetry, is now available for pre-order from Californian publisher Snuggly Books. The cover painting is … Continue reading

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A Sepia Photograph

Hidden in a drawer unseen for fifty years is a photograph they never showed us: our parents young and in love, seated back to back on a rock by the sea posing, laughing, smiling to friends like a message to … Continue reading

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The Yearning Year

Skeletal fingers impossibly long shadows reaching out across the town last rays of October light washing roofs red with twisting wisps of endless longing mauve cloud overhead long copper drifts of crinkling kindling rustling all around the trunks and branches … Continue reading

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Barking Circus

This is only my preliminary version of the artwork, the great David Rix of Eibonvale Press shall be working his magic on it in due course in order to arrive at a final cover worthy of us both, but… as … Continue reading

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Borders

Into the endless breeze-rippled sea of barley and wheat let me vanish with the unknowable hare and the deer who run alone hearts throbbing and the blind shrew who can never know night.

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Rain Town

Rain on the attic roof tender footsteps of youth remembered and all the unconquered possibilities of immaculate Saturdays waiting in glistening wrapping my beloved city where the crowds ebb and flow on station platforms like the systole of a giant … Continue reading

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The Great Escape

The dead aren’t coming back how many levels to this revelation? over time like falling leaves the waves of the symphony of loss impress upon us unexpected fragments: the sound of their voices saying our name their laughter and simple … Continue reading

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