Some of you may know from older posts that I used to write (poetry and short stories) and that I don’t anymore. I sometimes feel like I want to write again, but I’m struggling with even getting started. I don’t know if I ever will, but I’m open to seeing how things progress eventually.

Back when I was writing I kept all of my stories and poems saved on my laptop. Unfortunately, I deleted the lot back when I was going through a difficult time. However, I managed to find two that were published by Helicon magazine in 2011 and 2012.

I’m sharing them here for you to read and also as a record for myself.




My Reading-for-Fun Book Stash

IMG_20200321_0038401. Ann Granger’s The Murderer’s Apprentice (Ben Ross/ Lizzie Martin 7)

2. A Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver (Amory Ames 3)

3 & 4. Philip Pullman’s The Northern Lights & The Subtle Knife

5. Boris Akunin’s latest English translated Fandorin book – Not Saying Goodbye

6. The Second Death by Peter Tremayne

7. The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Random Ramblings: Welcome to our Blog

A hilarious new blog!

Thoughts In Flux

M: So… Any topics in mind for our very first blog post?

F: Hmmm. Haven’t really thought about it very much. Maybe we could review a Florence and the Machine Song (thoughts spring into action about future posts regarding the literary nature of Florence’s songs, the pensive, poignant, powerful refrain of Plath and Woolf, the exegesis of female creativity “My love has concrete feet, my love is an iron ball, wrapped around your ankles, over the waterfall…”). Or, I don’t know… I’m happy to go with any other ideas— we could always bash twilight? (Somehow metaphorically ripping trashy literature to shreds is very satisfying. Each negative review of trashy fiction makes the world a better place, restoring our faith in the general intelligence of humankind. Yes, we’re literary snobs—and proud of it!).

M: Well, actually, I started writing a piece about my favourite Keane song today…

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