Death Day.

It’s your Death Day, my long departed Brother. Michael. My Best Friend, lost forever. The person who was there for me – often in spite of me – always, as a sounding board and a moral compass. My other half, better side, whatever you want to call it… I’ve almost forgotten what it was like […]

Sixth Bottle From the Left.

I recently started a new job, as a process worker in a factory. I’ve never worked in this environment before. It’s full time (which is good because I could use the income) but it’s shift work on a rotating pattern – nights, lates and earlies. This has left me no time to get my head […]

Bowels of Love (Frac_tur_ed Part Two).

‘Is it truly wrong’, Lucas asked himself. ‘I lost everything that ever meant anything to me. In the space of one week. It was savagely ripped away from me.’ He regarded himself coldly in the bathroom mirror, at the airport. It’d been a long time since he’d walked through that terminal building. ‘Terminal’ – the […]

Subconscious Voices.

It’s ten to three in the fucking morning. My woman is upstairs, lying naked and warm in our bed. I’m sat in the lounge, sipping cold mineral water from a tumbler, laptop on my union flag pyjama clad knees – trying to make sense of my mind. Last night’s Chinese takeout left me with a […]

Anadyr.

  Ebony skinned trees crowded blurred vision, struggling vainly against carbon dioxide. Bare branches whispered incomprehensible secrets – thousands of reedy childish voices made from Winter wind. She was unafraid. Anubis was up ahead, somewhere. His lupine nose would catch her richly perfumed body. He would return to her. Anastasia’s skin rippled across her skeleton, […]

Clocks.

The lights go out and I can’t be saved Tides that I tried to swim against Have brought me down upon my knees Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing Come out of the things unsaid Shoot an apple off my head and a Trouble that can’t be named A tiger’s waiting to be […]