• My Strong Dad I’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing about publishing this. I thought about the story a long time ago, the way it would be introduced, some of the characters and scenes, the ending, etc. It’s a really personal subject. It’s all true. And with that, it brings to the fore some distressing memories. But it’s a story […] H No responses 6 min read March 31, 2015
  • Personification The other day we were asked to write a piece around personification, where we give character to an inanimate object. We were provided a list of objects to choose from: A vacuum cleaner in a shop window A tailor’s dummy in a junk shop A loose button on an old coat A stained glass window […] H No responses 2 min read March 29, 2015
  • Inspector We have a poetry class today for creative writing.  To be honest, I’m one of those who think “What’s the point in poetry?” Sorry if that offends.  It’s just the way I am.  But I’m keen to learn, so hey ho. I searched through some of my old exercise books, because I actually used to […] H No responses 3 min read March 25, 2015
  • The Gallows (part II) Ok, so you might have seen my earlier piece, The Gallows (part I) — I suggest you read that one before this if you haven’t already done so. It will spoil the plot if you read this one first. Both pieces were written as a creative writing exercise to explore points of view; how the characters might […] H No responses 2 min read March 24, 2015
  • The Gallows (part I) They herded round. Everyone loves a good hanging, don’t they? It wasn’t as if there was lack of entertainment; this was the fourth one today. Obviously someone had been busy. Or someone high up wanted to keep them busy. You never question those in authority, do you? Not today. The girl, Alexandria, couldn’t have been […] H No responses 1 min read March 23, 2015
  • I’m writing! So, I’ve recently enrolled in a creative writing course. I want to start doing a little more with my writing other than the occasional (or should that be “infrequent”) blog post. I’m sure I have a novel in me somewhere, so I’m going to start posting quite a few bits and pieces here more regularly. […] H No responses 1 min read March 23, 2015