Overwhelming

 It’s a big, wide world out there to those who feel small. Every tree conceals shadows, every puddle a skin to the world below. We fear and tremble, defer and divide, when what we really ought is wonder. Let us not forget, the flower to the insect is as a sun to us, yet […]

A Matter of Mattering

A Matter of Mattering I had doubts. When the nights came, the bedroom walls pulsing out like ripples growing further and further away from my bed, those doubts amplified to the beats of my hollow heart. Echoes, I called them. The echoes of a misspent life had come a calling. They would never leave. No […]

My Eyes

 My eyes are my giveaway. They abandon me when I need them most, look away when I wish to gaze, hide behind black plastic and still fail to respond. My eyes are my bane, my downfall, my shame. They weep when I would wish them not, flicker when I would wish to stare at […]

50 Word Stories: The Wink

I've never felt alive, truly alive, electric. I've dreamt it, haven't we all? I've imagined what it must feel like to not imagine, if that makes sense. She epitomised that whole don't give a damn attitude, that try to stop me confidence and all in a look. What a wink!

Never So Bold

Never So Bold I was never so bold as to say what I felt preferring instead to count the cracks in the concrete. I was never so bold as to tempt fate by smiling fearing a crooked face unlovable. I was never so bold as to say I love you, though my sister said it […]

Misgivings

This dripping heartbeat Pitter-patters on the windowsill An uninterrupted rhythmic thrum Like mice in clogs Or ballerina sparrows Practicing whilst the curtains remain drawn. It soothes the soul All this water, All these cloudburst tears Easing a mind when nothing else will; I’d let it pour across my soul If I could, Purge these pre-rainfall […]