Pizza box 

She was waiting for me as I exited the shop, I stepped off the shop’s step, looked down and there she was. Her eyes widened as she saw the warm cardboard blue box I was carrying with the two white dots. I lowered myself to her level and handed it to her.  She opened it…

Chinese

“Ey up love, can yer recommend me a good Chinese round ‘ere please?”  A stout gentleman rested his hands upon the bar, he was a little shorter than her but managed to meet her gaze. “Sure”, the girl said, for she did this multiple times a week. “There’s one just off the Main Street in…

PAUSE

I’ve not written for a little while because I’ve felt I needed a break mainly for three reasons  Because my inspiration was running a little dry and I wanted to spend some time reading in order to improve my own work  Because I have been focusing on short stories and a basis for a couple…

Circle line

Stepping carefully down the slippery steps of the station down to the platform not wanting to fall in to you. Treading carefully behind the yellow line to mind the gap and debating which carriage to take not committed yet.  Jumping on and our train blasts off like a bullet, going so fast, I can’t catch…

I would never

After all the beautiful words I’d written,  back when I was smitten,  you now think I’m capable  of writing something so hateful.  Everything you know about my past, not many find it out that fast.  I thought you at least understood,  bring that pain to another,  I never would.  I can’t comprehend why you must,…

Extinguished

I set myself on fire wanted to burn myself to ashes but you wouldn’t let me. You came in trying to extinguish my flames first water, next foam then gas but nothing was quite enough. Nothing could stop the burning emptiness inside, a hollow chest, a heart that was only beating. I yearned to feel…

Receipt #35

Hundreds of rum fuelled memories in these bars: from the stupid times downing whatever pint while my sports team egged me on, the civillised cocktails dressed up to the nines with the girls as if we were on Sex and the City, the late night deep talks that went in to the early hours with…

Streets in the Sky

The old building stands tall but gloomy instead of majestic like it once promised. An architect’s vision turned in to a reality granting him success. It was supposed to be revolutionary, ahead of its time. There was a generation that once described it as paradise. The grass once looked green and the sky was once…

1 Green Bottle

This is something slightly different- lately I’ve been examining the way people’s actions carry an echo and intertwine with each other which is what I have attempted to capture here. Bottles thrown in to the recycle bin as the pub closes. The clatter echoes around awaking the tramp lying in a small sheltered ledge. A…