The Fall – complete draft

This is the first draft of a memoir piece I am writing as a member of my Year 6 writing community.   I thought I’d be going over to the park after lunch.  You know: the climbing frame, the roundabout, just hanging with whoever was around.  And then he asked me. ...

The Fall – first half

This is the first half of a memoir piece I am writing as a member of my Year 6 writing community. I thought I’d be going over to the park after lunch.  You know: the climbing frame, the roundabout, just hanging with whoever was around.  And then he asked me.  My dad...

Just One More Game

The kids are gone to bed Finally, peace at last I tap the app and wait Just one more game. The small hand points to the ceiling there’s a quiet creek from upstairs I wait in the lobby Just one more game. The small hand is horizontal My wife will kill me when she...

Stop!!

Why do things get stuck in your head Stuck in your head Stuck in your head Why do things get stuck in your head Stuck in your head Stuck in your head Why do things get stuck in your shoe Stuck in a tree Stuck in the loo, Why do things get stuck in your teeth Stuck in...

HillWalker

Like a swarm of wasps, a black brooding cloud amassing on the horizon, their drone getting louder and louder until it’s just noise and difficult to pick out any individual sound, the news is on the background, voices droning on and on; carrying with them a sense of...