Original Writing: Siegfried’s Return

Original Writing inspired by Pat Barker’s ‘Regeneration’ and the play ‘Not About Heroes’ both of which feature and speculate on Sassoon, his political and personal beliefs and his relationship with fellow poet Wilfred Owen. This excerpt is loosely written in the style of Pat Barker, though from memory rather than reference. It features characters of Barkers creation (Callan) and of my own (Finn).

Original Writing: ‘A’

I cannot forget your face when we first met: crooked, cross, creased with laughter, not crying yet, but just give it time… We stumbled blind… It was all brand new: Welcome to the Zoo We felt locked away and watched, actors in an age of ambiguity. But the uncertainty was thrilling all the crowd stood…

Original Writing: ‘The tip of your tongue’

Stealthy as your silhouette Healthy as your cigarette I will stay just on the tip of your tongue Light as a feather of lead I will pollute the white of your bed I will stay just on the tip of your tongue. You can call me anything Obsession can mean everything and there is always…

Original Writing: ‘Waitress’

Master Maker of
cocktails, coffee and
Taster of Tips
at the bar
drinking a jar
or two
with fellow hustlers…

Does this sound familiar to you?

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

I’m not sure what creates more of a visual- the impossibly romantic 1970s musk that hangs over every frame, or the soundtrack of heavy, grungy guitar/ synth which fill and ensnare the senses. Taking deep, intoxicated breaths of this heady vapour, I was enraptured by the melancholic decadence of these two lovers’ lonely lives; Tilda Swinton…

Review: The Temperance Movement’s New Album Release

        If today could have a soundtrack, I would choose to give this band free reign. Never in recent months have a band so completely captured my imagination and attention- sure, I love my records and my TV/ movie soundtracks that make up the body of my daily soul food- but every so often…

Five book series’ to transport you out of this world…

A recommendation of series to get stuck into this spring… These are all worthy reads, one or two of which I have or intend to review in depth soon. I love a good dystopian novel- something to take me right out of this world and into another. Perfect for rewarding yourself after exams, deadlines, or a…

Review: ‘Partials’ A Novel by Dan Wells.

Bought on my kindle for 99p, I had just finished a series I had loved and delved into fully, when I started this book. So I was battling an on-setting book hangover that was quite powerful, and my feelings towards the look and feel of this book were mixed. But for 99p, I didn’t complain,…

Original Writing: 20,000 Leagues of Space: Prologue

 Shea looked up into the light. Eyes blinking, pupils shrinking, hand brought up to shield their delicate blue lightning pattern, she studied the cold and fiery ball of gas and energy as the ship sat in a ball of nothingness, within inches of it. Out in the cold depths, 20,000 leagues of light years into…