Six months sober

I kinda want to give you the clichéd crap where I say it's been a long hard road, or I would only have made it this far with the support of my friends and family. But that wouldn't be true. In all honesty, the hardest part of it has been dealing with the constant "Are [...]

Ramblings: Just get the damn vaccine

If you are fortunate enough to be able to choose whether or not to receive the vaccine for a potentially fatal disease, what possible reason could you have for declining it? Aside from genuine medical/health concerns, I cannot think of a single one. And by health concerns I mean people who are actually unable to [...]

Where I’m at right now.

I'm not writing much at the moment. Not poetry, anyway. My main focus, creatively, has been on musical compositions or trying to make progress with one of several story ideas. I'll likely look to combine two or three at some point, but I need to figure which world/MC I want to keep. Otherwise I've been [...]

Ramblings: Sex Ed

It was announced recently that, for the first time in twenty years, the Sex Education syllabus in England is set to be rewritten. About damn time. I say that, but I didn’t even realise it was an official thing. My high school certainly never followed it. Yes, they taught the basics of reproduction. Yes, they [...]

On poetry:

If thisIs a poemThen fuck you Yup. Legit how I feel right now. Some of the shit masquerading as poetry is ridiculous. Apparently just saying that masturbation is meditation (in literally as many words) is groundbreaking and poetic genius. It's not. Yet such a 'poem' appears in a recent 'bestselling' poetry book. If that really [...]

Unheard Wonderings of a Neglected Mind

"...when a person pens a poem And chooses not to share it Are they still a poet Or do their words fade and disappear?   What of their thoughts unspoken Unheard and long forgotten Trapped inside a mind Neglected long ago?" from the title poem, 'Unheard Wonderings of a Neglected Mind'   PRE-ORDER NOW

A (pre)Birthday Plea

It's my birthday next week! A week today, in fact. Next Thursday. January 16th. I don't really know how else to say it. erm... Seven days hence?🤔 Anyway, the point is... well, that is the point. My birthday being next week. My 30th😬 I know, I know. I don't look it. Clean shaven, I look [...]

The History of Matt

Throughout his school years, Matt was considered to be rather intelligent. Excelling at core subjects such as Maths, Science and English, and enjoying less success in things like Art and History. Despite this natural intelligence, he stumbled his way through his A-Levels (it's a UK thing?) and only just made it into university where he [...]

Spontaneous Story Ideas

Don't you just fucking love it when you're trying to focus on the story you're writing when suddenly another idea pops into your head and that's all you can think about? Yeah, me neither. But I'm used to these spontaneous bursts of inspiration so just kinda go with it. My latest idea has a working [...]

Spam, wonderful spam

Who here honestly doesn't love spam comments? Oh, everyone? Well, I'm doing this anyway. To celebrate the fact I am getting more and more spam comments on my posts, I thought I would actually dignify some with a response. Just the shorter and/or more bizarre ones mind, not the essays or those with a thousand [...]