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The Twitter Machine

The Twitter Machine

April 12, 2018

With love and trepidation…

6 Actors Who Always Bloody Die In Films*

6 Actors Who Always Bloody Die In Films*

April 5, 2018

It’s in the title, boyo.

Book Cover – Opinions Wanted!

Book Cover – Opinions Wanted!

April 2, 2018

Some designs for the cover of my novel.

Bound – Short Film

Bound – Short Film

January 22, 2018

A young amateur boxer—still grieving the loss of his brother, out of work and attempting to maintain a relationship with his ailing father—is brought back into the ring by his unscrupulous coach.

At a Loss

At a Loss

January 7, 2018

An eccentric man who’s having difficulties with his speech recalls an ex-lover.

It’s Art, Duh!

It’s Art, Duh!

October 10, 2017

  It was Raymond’s suggestion. I had never really understood art, so I was never very inclined to visit art galleries. I can appreciate the colours, the skill; the talent involved. I understand that there’s talent. Well, most of the time—as Bob Dylan said. Other times . . . Well, I just don’t know. Like […]

Youth

Youth

February 17, 2017

A boy wakes up to his reality.

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

Conversations with Family Members (and the Bits In Between).

December 9, 2016

    The mother (i)   My mother calls while I’m in the middle of editing a piece that’s to run in a tabloid. I pick up, because she’ll keep calling until I do. ‘Hey, Mam. I’m kind of busy.’ ‘I know, you’re always busy, can you just do something for me for a sec?’ […]

Chekhov Letter to his Brother Nikolai

Chekhov Letter to his Brother Nikolai

November 15, 2016

  Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s letter to his older brother Nikolai – which features his 8 Qualities of Cultured People – has done the rounds, but there’s no harm in sharing it again for any of you who may have missed it. I come back to it regularly, for it’s always an enjoyable read. It was penned in […]

Leaving Sadie - Coming Summer 2018