Today I took a leisurely walk into town to smell her perfume. Before the clerk gave it to me I knew not what to expect and the pessimist within me feared the worst. The clerk slowly reached her hand towards me and presented me with the scent on a thin, white strip of cardboard. Tentatively … More Perfume

The Other Window

My home it was on fire & my panic began to show. So I threw myself head first through the nearest window. The weather outside was sunny & on long fall I got to know the fate that did await me beneath that nearest window. The gentle breeze was comforting but as snakes hissed in … More The Other Window

Please Feed Me

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and for me personally there’s definitely some truth to that. Food alone isn’t enough to sate my appetite though. I also crave compliments which are freely given and come straight from the heart. If I had a spirit animal it would be … More Please Feed Me

Let it Show

I won’t say that I love you I’ll just show you that I do. For words they come too easily and actions speak so true. I won’t cling desperately to your hand, just return when day is done. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want you: I need you as the flower needs the sun. … More Let it Show

Sandcastle War

A beached boy built two castles side by side. A white flag waved above one and red the other. As always, angry armies gathered under the flags. So Red & White went to war with one another. The Red General looked out to the salty sea and this the Raging Red then said: “The sea is … More Sandcastle War

Author’s Note 1 – Transitions (aka “Does anybody even read these bits?”)

For a long time I believed that I could only write if I had a muse – somebody who inspired me to write. And for four long years I did no creative writing because I had no muse. Or more accurately I had one but was afraid of using her because I feared that the … More Author’s Note 1 – Transitions (aka “Does anybody even read these bits?”)

Lean On

You don’t have to say you’re sorry for some sad things that you said. I’d sooner share the weight with you than have it fall on you instead. So please lean on, lean on me. You don’t have to say you’re sorry for crying on days when nothing’s right. We can talk all day till … More Lean On

Like Magic

“All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.” I start with the old lie – well worn through years of misuse but still willing to return for one more performance. Because it’s you. It’s always you. How shall I summon you today? With a … More Like Magic

The Tree

I walked with my love hand in hand, through fine fields of gold one day. Till we reached a wide shield of green, then tenderly turned to her and did say: “My love, I did not buy you flowers. I planted a tree for you on this spot. For plucked flowers will wither and die … More The Tree