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 of … Continue reading Tales From a Record Shop – The Final One
Well, hi there. It's been a while. (About 205 days, I think, if I've been counting right.) Let's get straight on, shall we. I've got another little tale to tell. And this time it's not very funny . . . The focus on writing about daily life in a record shop has always been to … Continue reading Tales From A Record Shop [#10]
From the edge of the forest I find the window. One of the many eyes of the city. To find it, I do not need to seek it. Three floors beneath the sign. The neon glow, startling the night. My eyes are drying. I grind soil between my forefingers and thumb. Soothing, and the scent … Continue reading Regeneration
Hello. So why on earth would I have Mary Berry as the poster girl for my A Year of Songs for 2018? How could she be relevant? Let's just get straight to it, shall we . . . Idles: Well Done This band. They've done amazingly well, and they fully deserve it. The energy of the songs … Continue reading Tales From A Record Shop: Here’s Where The Story Ends – A Year of Songs
It was Christmas Eve and the snow outside lay deep and crisp and scattered with the icy little jewels of Prudence’s tears. The day before Christmas had been a Christmas horror for Prudence. Sleep, the lack of it, making her head heavy. When making her morning coffee, the putrid stench of the turned milk. Having … Continue reading Christmas Wishes
With my book in hand, I left the pub alone. The same way that I had entered it. I’d had one drink; if I wasn’t driving I might have had another. Sometimes I do; this time I didn't. Instead I planned to drink a couple more once I returned home. To continue reading. The pattern of … Continue reading About A Girl
When you add up a year of days, so much can change. Here are some of the songs that helped to inspire my year.
A tale with a twist . . .
*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story He stepped out of the house and pulled the door closed. The wind had picked up, taking the last leaves on the tree from their final grip to life. He looked along … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~the end~)
*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story. As the day continued to drift towards darkness, the Englishman had told Hunter of the link between Helland and this house. The then Sergeant had arranged the petition for the release of … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter ten~)