Wish me luck. 

I have been unemployed since May, as anyone who has even glanced at my blog will know that I have been a stay at home dad since then. As much as I love the monster I need actually grown up people to talk to.  So tomorrow I have an interview which will hopefully lead to…

A little help please 

I have to write a short story for tomorrow night. No more than 1500 words for a competition I want to enter but I haven’t got a clue what to write. I’m looking for ideas can anyone give me some inspiration and I will attempt to get it written for tomorrow night.  Thank you in…

Sigh. Here we are again. 

Sunday night / Monday morning 1am It happened again I was sitting here quite happily watching random stuff on YouTube, replying to comments on here, emailing friends, chatting on discord. Then I decide to go to bed. The wife and the monster have been in bed and sleeping for a good few hours leaving me…

Freakishly Accurate Star Signs 

I was playing about on my phone just now and I hit on Tumblr. There is a page I follow from an author who does videos on YouTube with writting tips.  Anyway back to my point she had posted a thing about horoscopes so I was curious and went to look up mine.  Cancer ♋ …

Can’t they wait? It’s earlier every year. 

Today was a busy but normal, boring day. Got up this morning, played with the monster, she fell asleep, watched TV, monster woke up, fed her then we went shopping.  But not just any shopping. The most boring shopping of all.  Food shopping (DUHN DUN DUMB) So there goes this week’s money now I’m broke….

This behaviour is unacceptable. 

I tend to think that I am a fairly tolerant guy. Live and let live is a big belief of mine. Do what you want to as long as you aren’t hurting others. You want to believe in religion have at it. You’re gay good for you as long as you’re happy. As long as…

Blue Eyes in the Rain

Originally posted on Raw Earth Ink:
As I hurried ‘round the bend Of the wooded trail near my home I came upon her standing there In the pouring down rain Her face turned up Toward the clouded grey sky I stepped back into the shadows My eyes could scarce look away as She stood there…

You think you scare me? 

 You think you’re tough? You think you’re hard? You’re not. You are just a pathetic little shit who needs to get a life. You think you scare me? You think you’re going to stop me? I don’t care how many of you there are or what you try to do to me I am not…

Where do we go from here?

I thought things were going well, We were getting along, I told you things not many know, I trusted you, giving you a peak behind the mask, A glimpse into the depths of my madness, You touched my soul. Then something happened, We stopped talking as much, You started to pull away, We drifted, Lost…

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTO CHALLENGE – BONUS PICTURE 

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I have done all 7 days of this challenge. It has been fun but wanted to share this amazing picture of a white walker Well White Crawler 

7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 7

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny Can’t think I who to. Nominate so consider everyone nominated 

Inspirational Bloggers Award

I have decided to create this Inspirational Bloggers Award to celebrate and promote some of the bloggers that I follow and love their blogs. They are people who continually surprise me with their innovation, creativity, sense of humour and insane talent. These are people that I feel need to be celebrated, so I want to…

7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 6

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I nominate Sara in La La Land

Where am I going? 

I don’t know where I’m going, I don’t know where I’ve been, There is a freedom in not knowing, But it’s murky with the past unseen, I could be heading for trouble, I could he heading for glory, Will I emerge from beneath the rubble? Well, that’s another story.

Is it photoshopped? 

Ok so I’ve been taking part in the 7day, 7 photo Challenge and the one I put up today is a good pic I wanted to share the original because of the fact it could superficially look photoshopped but it isn’t I just took it from my balcony so wanted to share the original

7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 5

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I nominate AC @ The Cracked Lens

Saving My Sanity

{Note: I wrote this in about one minute and i have had a fair bit to drink tonight so it may be crap I’m not sure. enjoy} It’s been a long day, It’s been a long year, As some might say, It’s been a challenging time, I’ve been through some things, I’ve been through a…

7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 4

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny Since I’m drinking no nominations today 

Fifteen years, has it really been that long?

Today is the 6th of October, today is a day to remember for me. Today is my Grandad’s birthday.     He was a great man who had a considerable influence on my life he died fifteen years ago on the 31st of July 2002 if he were still alive he would have been 98…

I Have The Power

I don’t normally watch adverts on TV but this one is pure genius. Hope this gives you a laugh like it did for me   via Daily Prompt: Genius

7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 3

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge Samantha 

7 days, 7 photos Challenge – day 2

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge kirascribbled

7 days, 7 photos Challenge – day 1

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was cahllenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge Rhapsody Bohème

I’m looking for some inspiration 

I have to write a story up to 500 words using the prompt Dead End. I need it for tomorrow night but I have no ideas Anyone got a suggestion? 

Always stuck in second gear

So no one told you life was going to be this way. Your jobs a joke, your broke, your love life’s DOA, It’s like your always stuck in second gear, When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year. Everyone knows these words. I was watching an episode of friends…

I’m oddly proud of this one.

I’m not a big fan of twitter in general. At the moment I have 8 followers and I check every other day (@ColTrysToWrite if you’re interested) But I wanted to share one tweet that I am rather proud of. I follow some of the writers from Empire Magazine, I have read it for years and…

The hell is a Cruffin?

A day in the life. Today we went jumped in the car and went through to a crappy little shopping centre that you can literally Circle in 10 minutes. It’s tiny and there isn’t much there. So we wandered around the shops a few times then we met with one of my friends had a…

Hi

It’s Friday night, I’m bored, I’m sober and I’m alone. Anyone want to chat and keep me. Company?

Dead End

It was a dark time, Life was overwhelming, There was nothing to keep going for, There was nothing but darkness, The light had faded from life, There was a void in my soul filled with nothing but strife, The job was sucking the life out of me, I couldn’t take much more, Everything was at…

Just out of reach (50-word story)

“If I can make it to the bridge I’ll be safe” he pants. The sound of horses coming up from behind getting louder. He can see the bridge is in sight, safety is in reach. The horde gets closer to him, and just as he lunges, the sword decapitates him.

We are our stories

Everyone has a story to tell, Some are epic some are simple, We all want our story to be known, Even if it’s just to those we love, Most keep them to themselves, Others shout it from the rooftops, No matter how you handle your story, It’s personal to you, Some won’t care, Some will…

This is a true and slightly disturbing story

This is a true story and happened to me about ten or twelve years ago when I was out in Edinburgh for a night out, and I was rather drunk. It was about 1 am, and I was heading for the bus to go home, when I was walking towards the bus stop I met…

Fear

Let’s talk about fear. Tonight, I started a writing course that my wife bought for me on Groupon a few months ago. I have been trying to get back into writing properly, so I thought id boot it up and have a go. The first section is about Genres, and it came up with an…

Help. Need to know if this is good

On Saturday night we are going to my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and as per usual I have been roped into making a speach “on behalf of the grandchildren” it’s always me. So this is what I’ve written would you be so kind as to give me some feedback on it please? Cheers Colin As…

I’ve got nothing

I have got nothing at all. I have been trying to write something, anything, for days now and I’ve got bugger all. This is as far as I have gotten. Once upon a time, some one did something, the end It’s doing my heand in. i have no inspiration right now. I need someone or…

Things not to do

Number 1: When someone is having a bad day or a rant do not, I repeat, DO NOT, tell that person to “chill” all you are going to do by saying this is make them even angrier. Number 2: When someone is talking to you and saying about something that they are struggling with do…

I’m ready to snap

Not even two damn hours. Seriously not even two damn hours of sleep. I tried to go to bed at a reasonable hour, but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, apparently that’s not allowed anymore. So, when I finally am allowed to go to bed I GET AN HOUR AND A HALF SLEEP IF I’M LUCKY, before she’s up again….

Frist Chapter of a Second book

Hey everyone, Hope your day is going well. I was looking through my memory stick tonight, and I found this, it is the start of a second book that I started about a year ago and never finished. I have the idea for the full story in my head but was suffering from a severe…

Alone in the dark

[I have mentioned before that I have found a writing group. I went last night and there was an exercise to write a story one line at a time with another person based on the first line, in this case “Alone in the dark” this is what we came up with. It’s not what I…

Tales from the Call Centre (Commenters Edition)

A while ago I put out a request for stories from anyone who has worked in customer service and Cyranny was kind enough to send me about ten common traits so here they are for your enjoyment. Colin started this a little while back, and I was looking for my best call centre stories… Having…

The Destroyer of Families 

Everyone thinks it will be fun, Every holiday someone has the bright idea, “What’s the worst that could happen?” they think, Little do the know what’s coming, The destroyer of friendships, The demolisher of families, The wrecker of homes, The evil that stalks innocent souls, It lurks in the cupboards of the world, Waiting for…

Crushing Your Dreams 

Running for our lives, We make our way around the track, Just as we hit our stride, We take the time to glance back, The finish line is in sight, There is nothing in our way, It’s a Peculiar feeling, We are about to win, When the fucking blue shell, Blows our chances to hell.

Messed up dreams

My head is messed up. Recently I haven’t been sleeping well, tossing and turning, waking up every hour or so and that’s not just when my little monster is wanting to be fed in the middle of the night. And then there are the dreams. I have been having some really messed up dreams lately…

The Wizerding World, and my place in it

Over the last few days, I have been trying to find things to keep me occupied when the little one is away at the childminders. (being unemployed sucks) So one of the things I found yesterday was the website Pottermore, which is the site run by JK Rowling and is all about the Wizarding world…

Writing Group.

A few weeks ago, I put up a post about Writing groups and asking if they were any good. Last night I took the chance and went along to one. It was a strange experience, and I am not 100% sure if I am going to stick it out, but I went along to see…

Fortune?

This fortune cookie so doesn’t know me.

Pfft… I hate the neighbours

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I just had to call the police. I was sitting here quite happily having a cup of tea watching random things on YouTube when all of a sudden there was a lot of banging and shouting coming from next door. It sounded like there were about ten people in there trying to kill each…

Sad T-Rex

I love these wee drawings so I wanted to share them Hopefully this brings a smile to your day.

Good News….. It’s Time For A Rant!

Good morning everyone, I’m going to have a rant, so apologies for this but I have come across something that has really pissed me off today.   There will be swearing, you have been warned.   I was randomly watching videos on YouTube, and I came across a documentary about “Gaming Addiction” which, in my…

Waving hello

I just wanted to share this since it’s really cute. This was on Friday morning when I fed the little one and she started waving saying “dadadadadadada” Don’t know why it’s slightly out of sync. Apologies for that.

This is a personal post

Before you read this post, I want to say that this isn’t my usual fun post, it’s not a story, poem or anything irreverent. It is an intensely personal post about something that I have to get off my chest, its something that has been bothering me for a while and today it has come…

Sleep

Sleep is fleeting, It let’s you flee from the dark, But you need the dark to sleep, Sleep is the one thing we all need, But most don’t get enough. We shroud ourselves in lies, Hiding from the dark, The light is there to protect us, But it also illuminates our fears. I hover in…

All Love Stories Must End

Falling apart afterwards is the hardest part, You have to pull yourself back together, But how can you do that with a broken heart? How can you do that when the light in your life is gone? My soul is broken, My heart has shattered into pieces, The love that was once there is now…

Things not to say…

About a year ago I had a made a few posts on here called “Things not to say to your pregnant wife.” it was a short lived thing of the stupid things that I said to my wife when she was pregnant. this was before I learned to keep my mouth shut and not say…

Here is a smile for you

I know that sometimes people can have a bad day. I have them quite a lot. And sometimes its the smallest thing that can make a difference at a critical momemnt So for anyone having a bad day today I give you this.

Shower

Fumbling with my keys in the door, I almost drop the bags of shopping that I am carrying, but I manage to get into the house and out of the sweltering heat. I quickly put the shopping away, the one thing I want more than anything else right now is a shower, it has been…

Music that describes your life

Hello everybody, Ok so there is a website/app that I use on a daily basis (other than WordPress of course), and tonight I was a little bit bored, so I posted this Now through all of the usual crap that you would expect to crop up, there was one gem of a question that really…

Looking for something new.

I have been unemployed since May, and it’s really starting to get to me now, mentally, financially and emotionally. As anyone who had taking a even a passing glance at my blog will know that for the last few months that I’ve been full time taking care of my daughter. Its getting to the point…

After 4am…. Again.

I have had less than 2 hours sleep. So. Naturally someone decided it was time for me to get up

Bath Time

[It’s been a while, but I suddenly got inspired to write this story tonight. I hope you like it.] Saturdays used to be fun, we would go out to the pub for a few drinks, maybe see a film then come home and have sex for the rest of the night. But my work changed…

I will try to fix you

I have a feeling things will be coming to an end soon, I know things will be hard for a while, Don’t worry you know I’m here staring up at the same moon, It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, I’m always ready to go the extra mile, You know some of the things that…

Australians are weird

I came across this today and it is just funny so I had to share. Bouncy mouse is my favourite

You made me

You made me who I am today, You made me that man that I am, Now you’re not there, To see what I’ve become, You were here, You made me, Now you’re gone, I inhabit the world, There is more to me now, Than there ever was before, I am who I am now because…

Apology.

For what happened it wasn’t intentional, I didn’t realise it had happened, I didn’t see that it had happened until six hours later. I am sorry if I disturbed you it was not my intention my phone did it itself. I sincerely apologise.

300

Well, that was unexpected. I started this blog over a year and a half ago, I never really thought I would get very far with it. As I have said before it was just a place for me to post some stories that I had written without them being heavily censored. I never thought that…

Westerosi Rhapsody

Do you like Game of Thrones? Do you like Queen? If you answered yes to both of these questions (and are up to date on Game of Thrones up unitl the end of Season 6) then watch this video I promise you will laugh

I’m Here

I see you, I know you’re there, Always watching, Always waiting, You don’t need to be shy, I always want to hear from you, Don’t be shy, You know I’m always here.

The Call

{This is a story that I have been working on for a week or so now. I am trying to get back into writing, it’s been a while since I’ve written much, so this is my first attempt in a while. I am branching out into horror, this is a work in progress I hope…

Why we write

I write to keep myself sane, Sanity is fleeting, If you don’t fight for it, you’ll feel the pain, So I write to keep myself going, Knowing that it’s a ferocious battle, It doesn’t take much for the madness to start to rattle, It started for different reasons, But I continue to keep myself sane,…

Hellooooooooooooooo

She just wanted to say hello to all you lovely people. So here she is waving all willy nilly

After 3am moment

*grumble grumble* baby *grumble grumble* 3am *grumble grumble* tired

She speak…. Again

Well today it happened, as many of many of you know I am currently not working and I am full-time. Stay at home dad. The little one has been good today but it’s a real struggle to keep her still when trying to dress her or change her nappy. She almost flipped off the side…

Writing groups. Are they helpful?

I have been trying to get back into my writing again recently. Getting time at the moment is really hard with taking care of the little one, she’s a full time job all on her own. I am not working just now and it’s really difficult to find a job right now, I can’t go…

Carousel Keeps Spinning

Everything is changing, The world keeps on spinning, The doubts of yesterday are fading, The world of tomorrow is only beginning, We keep moving forward, On this spinning ball, It’s not always smooth sailing, Sometimes we hit the wall, The world is spinning, Others spin with us, Turning in parallel, Until it’s time for them…

In the crowd…

Originally posted on Cyranny's Cove:
? As I ambled through the tight cheerful crowd, I realized how small and meaningless I was. Just a drop in the sea… A grain of sand, merely a dot. ? Just a bland spot on the canevas of life… ? Daily Prompt: Amble

God damn cats cost me so much money today.

Pfft. Today has been an expensive day thanks to the cats. It started off as a good day, the little one stayed at my mum’s last night so we could have a break. Last night we watched The Mummy with Tom Cruise and it was utter crap then we watched Creed which is an awesome…

She Speaks

After weeks of trying, weeks of training, weeks of manipulation today my little girl said her first word I have been talking to her for weeks trying to get her to say “Dad” or “Da Da” and today she finally did it she said her first word. And it was… Mum. I mean come on…

I need help with something

Hello my lovely friends. I need some help. As many of you may know, I have written a novel (I may have mentioned this before) and I sent it off to a publisher who actually offered me a contract to publish it. But the shower of bastards, who wanted to “Partner” with me by charging…

Sleep

Good morning happy people. Raise your hand if you love sleep? 🙋🏻‍♂️ I love sleep. It is, almost, the best activity you can do in bed 😉 I am pretty sure the entire world is just a big conspiracy designed to take you away to take me away from the warmth and comfort of bed….

Goodbye my friend

Today I lost a friend. One of the few people who I could tell anything to, one of my best friends. And I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye properly. She has gone off to work on a scientific expedition to Antarctica and won’t be back for about a year. I don’t know…

First Love

When you look back on your first love, what do you think? Sometimes the memories hurt, sometimes they are good, it all depends on how it ended. Sometimes you misremember things making them seem worse or better which ever it is the other half may end up being foggy in your memory. This is something…

Tell me your reaction

Just watch this video and tell me what your reaction is in the comments below im curious

Is it the beginning on an invasion?

There is an epidemic in this world. So far there has been inadequate investigation into this mystery. Also substandard action taken against them. Today I say no more and I am launching my own investigation, I may not survive, if not, tell my friends, family and especially my daughter I love them. These may be…

Giving up on a dream.

Last night was a bad night, there was a lot of things that happened and it’s going to have long reaching ramifications in the days, weeks possibly even years to come. I haven’t yet decided if I want to write about it here, I may in the days to come simply to vent but at…

Lust in an Elevator (Reblog)

Today’s Daily Prompt is Lust. I have written a fair few erotic stories before so this is right up my ally unfortunately I seem to have lost the ability to write these stories at the moment so I thought I would Reblog one of my old ones for this prompt. I hope you like it….

It finally happened

After much deliberation, many many hard choices today I finally made the choice. And what a good selection I got. I was going to make the joke that I sold the baby for them but didn’t think that would go down well.

I’ve been cooking.

Today I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. This morning I got up, the wife had already dressed and fed the baby, we took the wife to work then I had to go to B&Q to buy some wood glue so that I can get the little one’s cot built over the…

I see you

I know you are there, I know you are watching what I do, Talking to you was never forbidden, I want you to know that I know you are here, You think you are hidden, But I know you are here, I just want you to know, That I’ve been fighting to let you go,…

Anyone want to talk?

Ok so I am so incredibly bored so I’m stealing Cyrannys idea Anyone wants to talk?

Random request

Ok so this is a random post, even for me, but I have a request to make. Does anyone know how to make fried chicken? I’m looking for recipes want to try and make it tomorrow Cheers Colin

Friends.

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, and it got me thinking. I don’t have many friends, I have no one that I can call up on a random day I’m not busy and see if they want to go out for lunch or for a drink, coffee, tea or things like…

Place holder.

I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days but fear not gentle readers I am working on something that is an incredibly personal reflection on my life and will hopefully help deal with somethings. But it’s taking time. So in the mean time have this I shall return soon

Losing myself.

I’ve been trying for weeks to write something, but I just don’t have it in me at all just now. It seems that whatever skill I had for writing is dormant at the moment. It’s still in there somewhere because I have still been getting ideas of things I would like to write, but when…

A Tale of Woe. 

A few years ago I was seeing a someone and one night I decided I was going to propose to my girlfriend.  I had it all arranged, we were sitting in the porch and I was about to pop the question when a friend of mine, Joseph, appeared, drunk, he tripped and fell face first…

The Gate (100-word story)

The gate at the end of the garden has always bothered me. It’s been locked for as long as I can remember, whenever I get close to it, it starts to glow red. There is no reason for this to happen and no one else can see it. One day I decided enough was enough…

Encouraging Evil. Mwhahahahahahahaha 

In response to a little chat I had with Cyranny over at The Cove  I’m here to encourage the evil MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA  I made this just for you my friend 

Curious what you all think.

Ok so I have totally stolen this idea from samanthaalexiandlovu I seen this post that she put earlier this week and it seemed like a really great idea. So I wanted to try it out. And if you haven’t already check out Samantha’s blog she is an incredibly talented writer and has some really thought…

Letting Go, Facing the Void

It’s been going on for way too long, I’ve been tormenting myself, Thinking about what could have been, Even long after you were gone, I need to stop, I need to move on, I can’t take this anymore, All I’m doing is hurting myself. You don’t know the pain that you caused, It’s not your…

What the fuck is wrong with me?

I have fucking only just gone and done it again. Every time, every single god-forsaken fucking time, I think I’m moving away from what tortures my very soul, I have to fucking go and look at certain things and it just fucking throws me straight back to square fucking one. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Seriously, what the fuck…