Get Up, Stand Up This was unexpected. Whilst I sit and wait for the ever-increasing pile of rejections to return to my desk, I'll have something genuinely unique and special to look forward to. This Saturday, I'm gonna drag my best mate to Covent Garden in order to scope out the venue (which I think I may have … Continue reading Get Up, Stand Up

Poetry Archive :: Redefinition

This image was chosen for this week's haiku because of the subversive 'FUCK' hidden next to the headphone: my staid, often boring art programme has a bit of naughtiness hidden inside, and I like it. There doesn't need to be a month that defines what we are for the next year. You can change shit … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Redefinition

Poetry Archive :: Released

I find syllable counts a struggle. Numbers have never been easy, for as long as can be remembered: there are undoubtedly haiku archived that don't hit the required 5/7/5 syllables they should. This year there's gonna be a run through and freshen up of most Website content, including a long, hard look at more rigid … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Released

Poetry Archive :: Revolution

RESOLUTION: Learn more about the history of Haiku. Maybe buy some books about it and do some reading. Generally, find ways and means by which this form can not be simply refined, but redefined. Maybe do it in another language. Learn from other writers. EXPAND MY HORIZONS. This is a decent five-some to start my … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Revolution

Poetry Archive :: Resolution

RESOLUTION: Write more about how your poetry is written, and schedule WELL before the day its due to be published... Verse three was a problem: I was forced to improvise, covering my brain's inability to function correctly. Sorry, there are no planes in this micro-poetry. Maybe I should do something about drones in the … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Resolution

December Short Story: Solstice

This story was first serialised in 31 daily parts during December via the @AlternativeChat and @InternetofWords Twitter feeds [9am and 4pm GMT respectively.] It is now reproduced in a complete form, a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. Enjoy. Solstice In indistinct, freezing first light, Eric … Continue reading December Short Story: Solstice

Rip It Up

As a wise man once said: break's over. Time to get back to work. On my way back from Blood Donation #6 this morning [four more and I GET A BADGE] the entire plan for January's Short Story got thrown in the furnace. Instead, we have a NEW PLAN and, in even more SHOCK NEWS, … Continue reading Rip It Up