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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I’m so proud. 

As of yesterday my baby girl is 7 months old.  Where the hell has the time gone?  It feels like she has always been here yet it also feels like last week we found out she was in existence.  So tonight she was sitting on me and we were playing then this happened  SHE STOOD […]

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After 2am 

Well I tried to go to bed over two hours ago but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!  someone had other ideas. Now she’s wide awake and I want to sleep 

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What would you do first? 

Sunday is a day of rest, unless you have a baby then rest has no meaning anymore.  So while she is sleeping just now I found something and I want to ask everyone here a question.  What’s the first thing you would do?  For me it would have to be what happened to the ones […]

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