Category Archive: Writing

Tales from an English Sauna – Brexit, Amorousness & Gossip

The couple in their twenties whisper to each other and begin kissing. Some minutes of sighs and lip-smacking pass and the heat intensifies. No-one acknowledges the awkwardness.

The Day The Presses Stopped

The world just lost a beacon as it enters one of its darkest hours.

Homeless Mike – Part 2

It’s been a long day – a few long days in fact – and I could use a drink. That’s not great, I know, but that’s reality, at least it is for me… Continue reading

Do as I say, don’t do as I do…

I’m chatting online to a friend, ‘Teresa’, who’s off to Glastonbury festival. She’s a good friend and I like her a lot. She’s also very attractive, wild, intelligent, sexy, ‘out there’ and prone… Continue reading

The Hopelessness of Homeless Mike

‘Mike’ is sitting outside the station as I walk past on my way to get the night train in the early hours after taking some pictures. I’ve got twenty minutes to kill so… Continue reading

‘I fucking hate men’ – A call to arms for heroes and gentleman everywhere

Last week I read Estelle Tang’s open letter in the Guardian to all her male friends, explaining what it’s like to be a woman who is sexually victimised and verbally and physically assaulted… Continue reading

The mountain and the picture not taken

As I drove over a hill in southern Snowdonia on an August afternoon in 2013 I was struck by the wonderful site of Lake Mwyngil in the distance, the remnant puddle of a… Continue reading

Chloe & Luke

The midnight train purrs at the Junction, waiting to transport its cargo of late-shifters and bleary-eyed post-work-pinters on their disparate journeys southward, to suburbia and beyond. A man rushes onto the train and… Continue reading

Older than God

Older Than God   Each week Like clockwork, The old boy Hits The old town Bars   Chatting up the beauties, Strutting his stuff – Teaching the young bucks A thing Or two.… Continue reading

Hammersmith Bridge Poems

I found out it’s National Poetry Day here in the UK today, so I thought I’d write some lines and share them with a few pictures I took last night (this morning) down… Continue reading