What the hell was that? (excerpt of a potential longer story)

[It’s been a while since I’ve written anything that wasn’t a rant, but the other night an partial idea came to me so I’ve written an excerpt from the idea that I may or may not explore further but its a promising start, and i may still have the abilty to write, maybe. I’d like…

One of the problems I live with.

I have to get this off my chest, this is something that happened a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t going to post anything about it but a thread on twitter brought it back to my mind and I felt I should put it on here so that I can get it off of…

I really should listen to myself.

Why can’t I take my own advice? I mean seriously I am such a bloody idiot. The post I made a few days ago, inspired by an excellent yet weird drawing by Kira Scribbles, was all about not dwelling on the past, not looking back at what we can’t have, of what we have lost….

Dwelling on the past.

Everyone wants something. It could be money, food, power, love or even sex. We long for what we can’t have, we long for what we have lost, we worry about what may come. There is no pain greater than the loss of love, except that of what could have been. It may be a cliché…

I’ll be brief

Things have been a bit rough recently. I’ve been dealing with some issues in my life and I haven’t really had a lot of time or motivation to write anything. So, here’s what has been happening. I’ll keep this brief. I’ve been trying to pass my theory test so that I can progress with my…

Mirth? Eh…. No (pt2)

Update on my mirthless post from earlier. I took the plaster off. Beware if you are squeamish

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Seriously America? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK? Another school shooting? Another ten children dead? GET RID OF THE FUCKING GUNS Is the ability to kill someone really worth the lives of your children being taken prematurely? I’ve already had an In depth discussion about gun control. The amount of idiots on twitter defending the gun rights…

Something on my mind

When I was eighteen I went away to work for the summer in London. I was working on the rods doing traffic management. I was away for the summer, made decent money and had a good time. I came back on the 31st of July that summer I was meant to come back on the…

I AM NOT A FUCKING MILLENNIAL!

Evening folks, As promised earlier its time for a rant. This afternoon I was scrolling through twitter and I came across a link to this article.   Here is the Full article I read it and through “oh for fuck sake this is just ridiculous” then I kept scrolling through the thread and I came…

The Package

It had been a long day and all Luke wanted to do was go home, have a hot shower and then collapse in front of the tv and watch a good film. Work had been hellish dealing he had to deal with all of the angry customers today in the shop and one of them…

New Challenge

I am going to try a new thing tonight I am going to start writing for ten minutes straight with no clue what I am about to say just whatever my fingers decide to say.   And the ten minutes start NOW: Apparently today has been national unicorn day?? Who knew that was a thing…

Fancy a coffee?

I have decided to make some changes in my life, I have written about this before and anyone who’s read my post knows that to spend more time with my daughter and get some semblance of sanity back I am going to train to become a driving instructor. It’s going to be a long process…

Quiet Easter

I’ve had a quiet few days. The weather has been crap so it was with great delight that I found the bake off on Netflix. So I’ve been churning my way through it and it’s still awesome. I got a bit of the bug and tried to make Blondies. I may have buggered it up…

Resurfacing Memories [poem]

I’ve not thought of you for a long time, I’ve been living my life having moved on, Then the memory hits me of when you were mine, And I’m sent spiralling, remembering you’re gone. It comes out of nowhere, It hits me like a train, Haunting my memory, Bringing back the pain. My love for…

I’m going to an awards ceremony

A few weeks ago I received a rather strange letter. I have been nominated for and award at the annual Sports and Arts Awards. So the awards ceremony is tonight and yet I still have no clue what award I’ve been nominated for, why I have been nominated for it, or who has nominated me…

Taking the plunge

As some of you know I’ve been working on a Sci-Fi adventure novel set in the aftermath of an alien invasion and is about one man’s quest to to travel across the world to save the one person left alive that he cares about and save her from the aliens holding her captive. I’ve been…

Did not see that coming [A ten word story]

Lightning Flashes, Thunder Crashes, The branch falls knocking him out. via Daily Prompt: Branch   [It’s been a while but I thought I’d bring back the ten word story, hope you like it]

Today has been rough.

The last 24 hours have been somewhat challenging. It started off yesterday with it trying to snow, there have been weather warnings for the past few days saying that there is a cold front coming in from Russia that is going to be causing problems in the near future. So, this was it at about…

End of my rope, I don’t know what to do anymore.

I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been out of work now for ten months and its starting to get to me. Not so much the not working part but it’s the constant rejections that I keep getting. I can’t count the number of emails I have received over…

Looking for Beta Readers

I am looking for Beta Readers to help me with my novel. I have finished it and now i am looking for people to help me give it a polish and get some feedback on it. Ideal I would be looking for people with experience in writing and editing, or anyonw open to a Sci-Fi…

Day out to the Lego Store

Today was fun, as we had nothing today decided to jump in the car and go through to Glasgow for a day out. There were two reasons that we decided to go to Glasgow. Reason One: Hadn’t taken the little one through there yet Reason Two: I wanted to go to the Lego Store. It…

Soaring through the Astral Plane [Poem]

Floating through the astral plane, Fleeting thoughts run through my mind, The freeing feeling lets me forget my pain, Letting me leave my past behind. Soaring over the landscape below, Rushing towards the horizon ahead, I can see the face of the one I know, Sitting bolt upright in bed, I now know where I…

Stupid Technology

For a while now I have been having problems with my phone. For some reason it hasn’t been charging, the charging cable would not stay in the phone, it would keep falling out. If I didn’t balance it just right at night, I would wake up to a phone that hadn’t charged. As you can…

Sneaking Through The Darkness [Poem]

The darkness spreads across the land, Creeping and covering all that it encounters, All that is keeping me safe is the match in my hand, The traps ahead are going to be hard to counter. Sneaking through the darkness, Marking my movements against the memory of this place, Making my way through the rubble and…

I am slowly conquering the world.

I was creeping about my stats just now and I got to thinking about something that my good friend Cyranny said before on her excellent blog The Cove. (if you haven’t dropped by the cove I recommend you do because you will always find a warm welcome and a good laugh along with some incredible…

Making you think

My present thoughts are a mix of different things but there is one that is currently occupying my mind and I want to share it with all of you. So here is my gift to you. If ghosts are real, which I believe they are I have seen a few, why aren’t there any Dinosaur…

The Space Between Us.

The images your memory conjures no longer causes pain, The memory of you lingers in my heart, I will always hold you close, I will never truly let you go, But you no longer haunt my soul, You live within me, Giving me strength, Giving me power, Together in memory, There is nothing we can’t…

“Reviews” [Rant]

Hey folks, its rant time again. Today while I was roaming around on here, and I came across a post describing a “review” of a book that I have read in the last two years and loved Ready Player One. If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it. It is full of geeky…

Insist

If you insist on being a dick, then I’ll insist on smacking you in the face.

I’ll remember this [RANT]

Hey folks, it’s that time again, its time for another rant! It always amazes me how people can be so forgetful of what you have done for them. You do what you can to help them in a bad place when everyone else has abandoned them when you are the only one left that talks…

How did it end up like this?

  ‘How did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss?’ I’ve been thinking about these words for a while now, the resonate deep within my soul. When I got home last night, I climbed into bed thinking about these words. It was a fantastic night. I met…

Missing from my core. [Poem]

There is an emptiness in my soul, There is a pain I haven’t felt before, A cavity that cannot be filled, How do I get over the loss? Where do I go from here? How can I wait for the time, The time that it will come back into my life? I cannot bear this…

Don’t you f*cking dare… [Angry Rant]

WARNING ANGRY RANT TIME. I am currently filled with boiling rage, I was talking to some friends not long ago, and I mentioned that I didn’t get to bed last night until 3.50am because the little one was up half the night. She had been down for a while and woke up wanting a bottle,…

This is me

Last night I went to the cinema with the wife to see The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it or heard of it, it is the story of how P.T. Barnum set up the circus. Now based on what I have gleaned about the man himself before seeing the film it is, I have…

Finding new music

Last night I was having a chat with some friends of mine on Discord. We had a voice chat open as one of my friends and his wife were doing an online gig. Now these two are incredibly talented and I hope to high hell that they make it big one day. You should all…

2018, An update on the year so far.

Well here we are, two weeks into 2018 and it already has been a very challenging year. It started off same as any other year except that I was sick as a dog, had the sickness and diarrhoea bug that was going about so I felt awful. To top that off the little one was…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I am looking for stories. :)

I have come up with an idea, so I am putting out a request for everyone that on here who reads my blog or follows me on twitter for stories. I have decided to start a new ongoing section on my blog, it’s going to be called “Tales from the Call Centre.” I have worked…

Day One. 

Well today has been a long interesting day.  It has been the first day of me working as a full-time stay at home dad. It’s been a bit of a caper  My wife went back to work today starting a new job and she started this morning. So that left me on my own with the…

The Rain Comes Down

The rain comes down, Soaking the ground, We sit there watching it fall, Wondering what to do next, Looking over at you I see the sadness in your soul, I feel the depths of what’s been tormenting you, I’d give everything I have to take the pain away, You look up at me, blinking the…

You’re Torturing Yourself

You keep going back to the small place, Looking for something that’s not there, You won’t find any solace there, It’s time to move on. You’re doing nothing but torturing yourself, Wanting something that you just can’t have, You’re driving yourself into torment, Why are you doing this to yourself? You are a complete idiot,…

Kids are creepy as hell

Anyone who has even glanced at my blog will know that I have a six month old baby girl.  Now until she was born I’ve never really liked kids. They are a bit insane and creepy at times.  Today I came across these stories. Now these are creepy  Fair Warning these may make you cringe with fear…

Life never works how you think

Life never works out the way you planned it. When I was younger, I was completely useless with most things I never really figured out where I fit in in life. I was always the outsider, I never belonged to any particular group I floated around, I would talk to everyone, but for the most…

I survived

Today was a challenging day. As I have said for the last week I have been suffering from severe back pain. To the point that I have barely been able to move more than five feet or stand up without excruciating pain. The pain killers that the doctor has had me on have been knocking…

Batman has left us. 

I don’t normally post things like this but today there was the sad revelation that the man behind the infomus cowl has passed away.  Adam West has hung up the Cape for the last time.  I seen it on the news earlier that he passed away from leukemia and age 88.  For me he will always be…

It’s happened again.

 Today has been a horrible day.  Back in November I threw my back out and could barley move.  Well yesterday it started getting sore again and low and behold this morning at 5:30am, after probably an hour and a half sleep,  I had to get up to go to the loo and it took me…

Emotions

Today I don’t feel like myself, for some reason I feel down and distant.  Its as if something is missing in my life, I just don’t feel happy at all.  So it probably wasn’t a great idea watching Pixars Inside Out.  For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it is the story of a young girl named…

Watching over each other

I know that you are here, watching what I do, It’s always hard missing someone you care for, We go through life looking for connections When we find the connection that’s right for us, We hold on for dear life until it radiates for all to see, I never thought that this could ever happen…

I’ve quit

It has been a week since I got made redundant from work and it has been a busy week.  I have written about this a few times already see my previous posts.  But the one thing I haven’t mentioned in these post is that, now because I have left work I have also stopped smoking.  I…

200th post

Well, then that was quick. Just four months ago I posted my 100th post, and here we are now on post 200, my god I must talk a load of crap. I honestly never thought I would get this far and I am truly humbled by the response that I have gotten from everyone on…

Interesting day

It has been another busy day today. It was a good day as well as one of interesting situations that I need to think about. First off, we, the wife and I, took the little one out for the day. We decided that we would go shopping since I got my last pay from my…

Recommendations, looking for a distraction. 

With everything in the news today the world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket.  The bombing last night in Manchester killing 22 people and injuring lots more as they left a concert is just unthinkable and shows how bad the world is right now.  Then there was also the news that…

We Saved Each Other

When I met you I was adrift, I was lost in a sea of despair, Floating around with no direction or place to go, You came along and pulled me to shore, Your love made me feel like I never have before, I drifted for years not knowing where to go. I loved you from…

Daily Prompt: Notorious

Notorious is an interesting way to describe someone.  At what point does someone become?  I genuinely don’t know that answer to this. When I think of notorious people the first thing that springs to mind, other than the Notorious B. I. G, is serial killers.  Its a weird thing to think that in my mind notorious…

Time for a Revamp. And another milestone for someone

It’s been a semi-busy day, I have two days left at work (well one and a halfish now) and I have been hard at it as you can expect. I have taken the opportunity today to completely revamp the look of my blog. I was getting bored with the same old look and have decided…

Twisting and Turning

Life is one giant maze, We start at the beginning and head to the centre, Living life through the haze, Twisting passed the obstacles that are set in our path, It’s a Labyrinth and when you think you have the hang of it, It changes the way you think and sometimes it will make you…

The Reaper

He pursues me all the time All I want to do is drink some wine But I need a clear head Or else I will be dead I keep him in my rear-view But he follows no matter what I do. You can’t out run him He is always there The Spector of death the…

We both knew it wouldn’t last (A One Hundred Word Story)

We both knew it was temporary, the relationship couldn’t last. Those nights you would come to my door begging to come in, I let you, of course, how could I not? I gave you a place to stay, and we would curl up on the couch together feeling each other’s warmth. You kept me company,…

Fighting For The Light (Poem)

We fight all our lives to keep on going, Trying to rise up against the emptiness inside, There are times we don’t know if it is worth doing, But the demons are rising battling against the tide, Sometimes it feels we are fighting the tide. They are sneaky little ratbags, Hitting us when we are…

I let you in (poem)

I let you in when I couldn’t let myself in, You saw something in me that wanted to get out, My life was trash and headed for the bin, You did something that I wasn’t expecting, You grabbed the wound covering my heart Ripped it open and exposed my soul. You exposed my heart. Looking…

Better

I have been through a lot in my life. I’ve talked about this on here before but I thought I’d say again to give anyone who may read this who is in a similar situation that there is hope.  A few years ago I was in very bad way, I hated my life and felt…

Where to go next?

I might be on the cusp of getting my first book published and it has got me thinking about a sequel. When I finished the first novel I did start a follow up to it but I have changed it so much since then that it no longer fits with the original story. So I…

Dreams are Weird!

Last night was a strange night I had the weirdest dream. I have had some weird dreams in my life before now, some of which were truly bizarre, like the time I had a dream that I was one of the Ninja Turtles, that was actually kind of awesome. I have also had somewhere I…

Knackered

I have said it before, and I will say it again I am absolutely bloody knackered. For the last, I think, six weeks, it could be more it could be less I can’t remember anymore. I have been working six days a week ten hours each day and I am shattered, it is hard work…

Blankets,

My daughter is now four months old and it has been a long four months, honestly, it feels like it has been so much longer than that. Her favourite thing that she has, apart from me that is, is her blanket, it is just a normal blanket except it has a bears head on the…

Grey (Poem)

Life is easier when you are young, You never know what way you are going to go, it is so simple that you think you know what is to come, If only we could keep the innocence of youth, But Oh No, We learn that the world is more than Black and White. It is…

It’s all over but the waiting now

I have done it, I have taken the plunge (again) after my last post, which any avid followers will have read (ha, I crack myself up at times, I’m not that popular :p). I have spent the weekend pouring over the manuscript for my novel and this morning I have sent it off to the…

How I Write

There are many different styles of writing, I have my own style as does everyone else. Trying to figure out your own style is the first rung to start climbing that ladder. Everyone will tell you the ideal way to write and what to do to make it flow properly, but unless you are a…

Inside the mind of Patient Zero

‘At the beginning of the twenty-first century everyone seemed to be obsessed with zombies, there were dozens of films, TV shows, books and games dedicated to the genre of a zombie apocalypse. Everyone, myself included, had their own zombie survival plan ‘What we would do in the event of the outbreak of the virus that…

My Talent is gone Daily Post: Unravel

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last few days. For some reason, I seem to have lost whatever minuscule talent I ever had for writing. I’ve been trying to write something, anything for a few weeks and everything that is coming out is utter trash. I have to try and add about…

Outlier….. Daily Prompt

Todays daily prompt reminded me of a story idea I came up with years ago but never followed through with, I think I might have to look at it now this is the basic idea I’m an Outlier in the worst possible place to be one, I’m an Outlier in Hell. Not sure if I…

The Last Battle

The night at the club had been a bust, Robin walked home feeling really dejected, her friends had all abandoned in favour of hooking up with random strangers. She had been looking forward to a night of dancing and maybe a little flirtation with barman to get a few free drinks, but after an hour…

Cusp

I feel like I’m on the cusp of something, I don’t know what it is but I feel something coming. My gut feeling is that it’s not going to be something good, but that could be the pessimist in me, something is coming and I am scared of what it will be. I don’t know who will…