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 [...]

Ramblings: Feeling inspired

I'm actually feeling properly inspired to write! This doesn't happen often. I mean, I'll write poems fairly regularly but I can churn those out pretty quick. It's the story writing I struggle with. But the one I'm writing now, Whispers, isn't boring me yet. I've published the first two mini chapters on here, and actually [...]

Happy 2nd Birthday to Me

Two years? It's weird to think it's been two years. In one way it feels like less time than that. Yet at the same time so much has happened since I started on here that it two years just doesn't seem long enough. Two years it is though. After all the Ups, Downs and Deviations [...]

A Matter Of Life & Death

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly I never thought I would be one of those football fans. I would look at the images of supporters in the stands following relegation or a heavy defeat, tears rolling down their [...]