“HE’S MAD, TOTALLY NUTS, AWFUL FOR THE COUNTRY,” says the banker about Corbyn, but isn’t it time we heard something different?

Jeremy Corbyn was slammed by the media this week for suggesting a maximum wage cap. Corbyn always seems to be on the wrong end of the media. “He’s totally nuts,” everyone says. “What an idiot,” they say. “Bless him,” they sigh. And they’re right. HOW DARE HE SUGGEST SUCH A LUDICROUS IDEA. HOW DARE HE…

Stories in Short #11 (Daily Prompt: Gone)

“Close your eyes, son.” The young man closed his eyes. “Take a deep breath.” The young man did. “You are stood on the walls of our city, our home. Beneath your feet is the bulwark of our people, stone built higher and higher, mortar mixed with the¬†blood and tears of our woman, our children. Our…

MAKING EXCUSES

Everybody is an excuse maker. I won’t blog today because I have work in a few hours and I want to vegetate. I won’t tidy up the kitchen because I already cleaned it yesterday (and anyway it’s not that messy, the bin smells but I know that it’s the chicken from three days ago. I…

Stories in Short #10 – Be Calm, Glassy Eyes

We haven’t sat on the sofa since you left. It was yours. We can’t touch it. For breakfast we all eat Weetabix with box-milk. No one has been to the shop. No one has left the house. There are tears at the bottom of the stairs each morning. We are determined to succeed for you.…

Our fortune is unfortunate

This has been a difficult week. I’ve had a lot to catch up on because I’ve been away. These words were the only way I could make sense of some of things that have happened this week. Drying silk smells like the seaside, did you know? A festering smell of fortune. This is their fortune.…

window to the falls, 2016

I can’t remember the name of the nature park this tree was in. It was on the second day of our motorbike tour from Da Lat to Nha Trang and we stopped at so many incredible places that the name of this area has slipped my mind. Through the hole you can see the side…

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Day 1)

Day one in Vietnam was like a kaleidoscope. Before this trip I’d never left Europe. There were sights and colours and smells and sounds that I’d never experienced before and I felt like everything deserved a picture. I’ve narrowed down day one to these four shots. I think they capture the essence of the experiences…