This Really Is Christmas… (Story)

The pouring of snowflakes elicited a shiver of optimism for Thalia, as she braved the cold to top up the food stock for her parents’ traditional dinner. She couldn’t help but think of all the wonderful treats that would be made. A glorious smell ingrained in the visuals of her mind: crispy roasted potatoes, aContinue reading “This Really Is Christmas… (Story)”

Beyond (Short Story Tribute to Father’s Day)

It began with a low rumble and ended with a superlative screech in the knick of time. The mission to the information hub was very unpredictable. Many had tried and few consistently succeeded but this did not deter Stephen who had no formal training but two very enthusiastic mentors. They shared their knowledge and methodsContinue reading “Beyond (Short Story Tribute to Father’s Day)”

Just A Hunch – Short Story

‘Anthony can you hear me?’ What kind of question was that? He thought, of course he could hear them. Every single one of them and they were annoyingly talking over each other like a fan gushing over their favourite band member. All statements and very little substance, seasoned with spontaneous vague questioning. No that wasContinue reading “Just A Hunch – Short Story”

This Could Be You (Short Story Tribute To Mental Health Week)

‘Shut up! Shut up! You’re so annoying. Why are you always talking over me when I’m trying to listen.’ Travis scolded breaking the silence of his cousin’s house. Simon had been his only relative to invite him over for the holiday festivities and although Travis was grateful he felt he could do without the lectures,Continue reading “This Could Be You (Short Story Tribute To Mental Health Week)”

…Because You Inspire Me

  You’re so near, yet equally distant and I am unable to comfort you. As you give your worries to the space around us, remember my protection. Our relationship withstands the test of time. Your friend always. Tree   What I felt upon seeing my nephews in the park, captured in my interpretation of natures’ thoughts.Continue reading “…Because You Inspire Me”

‘THE COUGH’ – Discussion, Plot, Characters etc

  Quick Acknowledgements (Ignore if you don’t like soppiness) Okay so Amazon is playing with me right now and keeping the book to themselves but hopefully you won’t have to wait much longer to get a copy of my first novel. Yes I do feel your support, although I don’t know who you are. IContinue reading “‘THE COUGH’ – Discussion, Plot, Characters etc”

Inspiration…And Then?!!

You perceive yourself as a positive individual good. You surround yourself with motivational books, quotes and other resources even better. I’ll just leave a few of my favourites over here…. Okay slight understatement with ‘few’ but it’s to show you that I’ve been there. Reading all the positive information I could get my hands on,Continue reading “Inspiration…And Then?!!”

Show Me The Money

I’m talking about finances in relationships… Who should provide? In the past it was considered socially appropriate for the man in our lives to provide and for some this has continued. This was predominately tied to the ideology of what made a traditional man. A construct that has more recently been connected to the stigmatised imageContinue reading “Show Me The Money”

Family Feuds****

Why do some families become distant or remain in persistent conflict? I’m referring to the arguments that may have long lost sight of the initial disagreement topic. Poor communication, selfishness  and envy or competition instantly come to mind. After some reflection, I’ve come to conclusion that the former variables are influential but not the rootContinue reading “Family Feuds****”