Independence – Flash Fiction

The Scottish National Party and Westminster are forever at loggerheads on whether or not Scotland should be independent. In recognition of the great debates on the subject, here’s a little flash fiction called “Independence”.   “I’m...

Child’s Play – Flash Fiction

The battle lasted 10 hours. No break. No single moment when the soldiers could lie down and stop – to breathe and think. There were no dark corners to sit and rest. Food was soaked with blood and mud. Water full of dead insects. Hot smoke burned their wings,...

Choosing a Path

My thinking over the last two days has been about choosing a path. When you’re working on something like a novel, it can be hard to decide what to focus on. The outcome is so uncertain. Your imagination is endless. There are so many options. Yesterday, when I...

Daily Practice

I’m thinking about daily practice. How, bit by bit, small daily actions accumulate to become something meaningful. Every day new blooms Dew drop-by-drop hugs the dawn And so the tree grows   Journey notes for writers: I woke up thinking about consistency...

Recipe for a Great Stew

In writing, don’t rush into anything. Especially not to trash almost 2 years worth of work. Here’s a little Haiku called “Recipe for a Great Stew”. Below is a note to writers. Fill your fireside pot Stand to live then sit to write Time makes...