#ProjectStarlight Character Drawings

It's always exciting to watch a character come to life. When I'm writing I love seeing how they react to their environment, how they adapt. You also, generally at least, have a pretty clear vision of what that character would look like. When I wrote the main character...

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The Long Night… They dragged me in chains across the hard stone of the square to the Reaper. I thought they had already taken everything from me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I saw the crumpled bodies of my mother, father and brother piled together among countless...

Current Project Updates

Novels, novels, novels. With so many now on the go now I really need to get myself organised so each project finally gets done. So I thought I'd do a quick recap here of the projects I've started over the last year and hope to finish in the year to come.  ...

‘Act Like A Lady ‘ – A Poem

I was told to act like a lady. To sit down and shut up. To stay silent.   I was told to act like a lady.  To be obedient and subservient. To be polite.   I was told to act like a lady.  To do what he says and he will be kind. To do what he wishes.   I...

‘Mirror, Mirror’ – A Poem

You are just out of reach, A beautiful dream, A ideal I wish to hold tight.   I’ve seen what lies beyond the surface, I’ve seen you fight, That battle between heart and head.   I know you, You know me, We will find a way.   I find comfort when I see...

‘Hollow’ – A Poem

I spent days as a hollow shell Sorting through my memories Search for answers I could not see   I spent weeks in a bath of my own tears Lost in endless backwards thoughts Questioning everything I’d ever done I spent months piecing myself back together Finding...

‘Death is Kind’ – A Poem

Death is kind and cruel when she decides it's time, She brings enternal peace and heartache. Your pain is quickly whisked away, While theirs is just begining. Life gave you time to see things through, To dream, to laugh, to live. But even she cannot help you, When...

‘Witch’ – A Poem

All that glitters sure aint gold, Like the pitchforks coming down the road. All the fires, Burning, burning. You ordered the witch hunt, But you didn't think they'd come for you. You ordered the witch hunt, But I only ever spoke my truth. Unlike you. I didn't hide how...

Welcome to Hell: #2 – Moving Day

Mr Hades Smith truly is an unusual character. Ahead of moving in today he tried to pay his rent and bond to me in solid gold coins. Somehow it didn’t occur to him that bank transfer is a thing. Seriously, who tries to pay you in gold? We don’t live in medieval times...

Welcome to Hell: #1 – Room for Let

I knew when I advertised for a new housemate three weeks ago I’d get all sorts knocking at my door wanting to move into the place. Every man and his dog, cat, fish, snake and iguana. Yes, someone actually had a pet iguana. I think his name was Jason. I’ve gone through...

Hope – A Short Story

Alex stumbled into the only open store he could find just as the snow storm started to worsen, trying to get somewhere warm to wait it out. It was a quaint little bookshop on the corner of Main and 5th that felt so out of place amongst the built-up city surrounding...

‘Mad’ – Short Story

He never asked about the scars on her back. He knew she’d never tell him. He'd long ago given up hope that after several months she might start to open up. But she never did, she never spoke. Not once. He knew what he did of her now as he did all those years ago. Yet...

Current Project Updates

Novels, novels, novels. With so many now on the go now I really need to get myself organised so each project finally gets done. So I thought I'd do a quick recap here of the projects I've started over the last year and hope to finish in the year to come.  ...

#AmWriting…Again

I think it is safe to say that I have a problem with completing a project. I currently have 6 WIPs on the go for various novel idea’s I’ve been working on over the last 12 months and none are even close to being completed. And two weeks ago I added number 7…don’t...

Novel Update: 1/3 of the 1st Draft Done

It has been a little while since I updated you guys with what has been going on with my novel. Well, for now, I am 1/3 of the way through my estimated number of chapters for this first book. It’s exciting at the moment because the chapters I am currently working on...