Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

I can't speak for any other writer as to how their creative minds operate, but mine is VERY particular when it comes to inspiration. As should be abundantly apparent by all these #Blogmas posts, music is an indivisible part of existence. How that manifests has altered significantly in my 50 plus years on the planet, … Continue reading Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Poetry Archive : Silent

This little diversion into non-rhyming is going very well, thanks very much. Silent This year, alone best choice; direction marked not through light of yonder star. Inns empty, shepherds crooked, drive away Christmas: northwards, following enlightened prophesy. Alone’s not sinful, redemptive festive escape: without tinsel, sparkle, overzealous consumption. Mountains beckon, practical snow, rewarding effort, exploration; … Continue reading Poetry Archive : Silent

Look Out Any Window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhIIb8E8O8 Lots of things matter to me. Some are fairly frivolous (see Bond fan fiction) but others come from a lifetime of noticing stuff other people seem to overlook. Environmentalism has been in my life since my teens, donating to Friends of the Earth for over thirty years. We don't send gifts to close family … Continue reading Look Out Any Window

Dancing in the Dark

This has been surprisingly hard to write, which is strange. I've spoken a lot about the issues that exist, there are various blogs you can easily locate on the site which detail history, such as it is. However, something important has happened in the last couple of months. My husband was sorting through pictures of … Continue reading Dancing in the Dark

November Short Story: Piper

This story was first published in 30 parts via Twitter during November. It is now reproduced now in a complete form, with a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. Enjoy. Piper Maggie Piper can’t sleep, won’t take the chance she’ll miss her son again. It’s 1.15 … Continue reading November Short Story: Piper

Losing my Religion

Music is an undisputed influence in my life. Imagery comes a close second. TV and Film get talked about a lot around these parts, and honestly there's lists for both you can go stare at if all that matters is a rundown. What moves me most, every day, is the beauty of simplicity. Imagery is … Continue reading Losing my Religion

Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15kWlTrpt5k Today is the first of four general history posts. I could begin with some words on my love of Madge (up until 1992 when it all went a bit introverted, with a brief Ray of Light back in 1998) or perhaps it would be better focusing on an interest in Japanese culture this video … Continue reading Rain