The Smoke in the Fog

Throughout the night, the moisture on the cold stone floor had turned to frost. It began to seep through the fabric of David’s trousers, thawing a patch around his knee. The poker clacked against the grate, stirring the embers and spreading the cinders. David exhaled a misty cloud of breath; blown ashes fluttered. A man of simple thought,Continue reading “The Smoke in the Fog”

Lockdown Rambles #1

While on lockdown rambles to explore the nearby countryside, the further I ventured, the more places previously unknown revealed themselves. These discoveries captured my attention; and with that, my imagination. Having taken plenty of photos of the things I had seen, I later started looking at the images from a different perspective, in a differentContinue reading “Lockdown Rambles #1”

Bring Me Roses (When I’m Dead)

I have not been laying beside her grave for long when I see him approaching. At first I believe that I am mistaken, that it is not him. I watch him turn a corner in the path, hugging a pot of daisies to his chest, heading in my direction. Why would he come here? HisContinue reading “Bring Me Roses (When I’m Dead)”

A Title Reveal

Good morning! It’s been a while . . . Lately I have been busy banging away at drafts of my new novel. Written over six weeks in August to September last year, with every line since edited and re-edited, and then edited again, there was one thing that I simply couldn’t settle upon: a title.Continue reading “A Title Reveal”

Heart Eyes

He was walking faster than she was, almost two steps to every one of hers. From thirty yards behind her, he couldn’t know that she had her earphones in. It was only a few steps ago that he had noticed her at all, walking along the street ahead of him. 😍 She had only oneContinue reading “Heart Eyes”

The Evolution Of A Story: A Character Takeover

It is time for an update, regarding the latest project: This morning I finished draft one of the new novel. I have never had such a blast writing something. What’s more, something happened – kept happening throughout the story – while I was doing this one that I thought made it worthy of sharing. SoContinue reading “The Evolution Of A Story: A Character Takeover”

Tales From a Record Shop – The Final One

This is will be our final visit to the record shop. “But why?” Because it’s not my daily day any more. On the 1stJune we finally closed the shop. (If you would like to read our reasons behind the decision, you can find our closing statement here). This final blog is to explain some ofContinue reading “Tales From a Record Shop – The Final One”