Individuality Lost

 “Standing in the shade with shadows and strewn leaves, I feel a strange affinity with the world all around. Like me, this zone of the dark and lost is displaced from the English summer everyone else inhabits. Scattered fragments of seasons lost, we crinkle together, the leaves and I, discussing our cool displeasure. I […]

The Space Between Shadows

 It is not the vertical delineation of the trees Nor the warm light of a golden summer’s day Not even the emerald hues of forest, meadow and glade No, it is not they that proportion life’s boundaries But the space between shadows that defines Those gentle taunts of what’s to come And the reassurance […]

In The Shadows, We Reclined

In the shadows, we reclined Rendering passers by quite blind   Bereft of their golden glow No desire had we to go   Instead we shared dark thoughts Though most did come to naught   Palest vampire bride and I Adrift and mired ‘neath coal sky   We talked of love and cold hearts How […]

50 Word Stories: At Dusk

The shadows twisted and cavorted like moths before a porch lantern, fizzing off the glow, fluttering in exuberance. But there was no flame at the forest’s edge, no fire, no torches, no light. A passionate embracing of the night soon to come, the shadows danced. Dusk’s ballet signalled my doom.


This The world shimmers, glistens in dazzling monochrome; the way to peace is paved in grey. A woodpecker breaks the still, tip-tap, tip-tap, tip-tap, or a keyboard, or my heart. Where others point and look, I slink into the shadow of a shadow, hide behind a dream and weep. This is it. This is it. […]

In Shadows

 Stretched beyond expectation The shadows of ourselves depart. Dragged away, elongated by haste  These others seek the dark. They shall not find it. For we have the sun at our backs And always shall. 

Beyond the Perimeter

Standing at the perimeter looking in  Watching the flashing smiles of glistening teeth;  They’re false smiles, but smiles nonetheless.   Everyone looks so happy with the sun shining down on them,  Whilst I patrol the limitless shadows.   One day I hope to step into their world,  But it shall be on my own terms, not others.  Until that day, I’ll watch, […]

Not Alone

To stand in the middle of a crowded room,  Look about at all the faces,  Just facades,  Nothing more,  And go unnoticed.  They stare, but don’t see,  As you reach out and feel nothing,  Pleading with eyes of pooling tears,  Open your mouth but not find words.  This is how it feels to be lonely  To be unrecognised and unrecognisable.  So the next time you trip […]