Cannonades of Summer

A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained It's closing in yet still unseen A chilled breath creeps across the green And the air feels dry and unclean Like the ground its burned and stained A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained The sky darkens to … Continue reading Cannonades of Summer

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Once in a Quarter

Prompt: What would you do if you loved yourself unconditionally? I guess the number one thing would be to stop judging everything I do in such a negative light. I know my worst critic is myself and that is something I really shouldn’t do. I have battled with the feelings of self-loathing for as long … Continue reading Once in a Quarter

The Boss

She stretches at the end of my bed no sound, she wants no fuss the one-eyed blink that says ‘I need more sleep Just go away’ and all is still again and I write in the silence of a Sunday afternoon as hours pass she does not move just sleeps until her internal dinner gong … Continue reading The Boss

Teal End House

Miss Tillie McDonald had worked for the Larrimer household since she was 14. Back then, of course, she had been a scullery maid and a junior one at that. At 30 Tillie was the housekeeper of Teal End House, with a house and kitchen maid to keep in order. Old Mr Larrimer had been the … Continue reading Teal End House

Disquietude

A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near Yet still, it's broken when love turns to pain There is no wall against truth’s deepest fear A closed heart holds the darkest secrets near Alone with words that bring no warmth or cheer The soulless promise now a weighted chain A closed heart holds the darkest … Continue reading Disquietude

The Crime Writer

Susan Davies, a young up-and-coming features writer at the Tormane Weekly Gazette stared at the box of notebooks on the desk in front of her. The accompanying letter in her hands had left her lost for words. The acclaimed crime novelist Kimberly Dent wanted her, an unknown feature writer, to write her life story. Without … Continue reading The Crime Writer