From my book Into the Dark  THE GARDENER ​ Julia sat in the park on the same bench every day. She liked to come here and watch people walking through, or having their outside lunch, to take her mind of her own loneliness. She knew some of them now. TheRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  ANGER They’re talking to me again. They’re smiling and grimacing and shattering my feelings again ​ They say things like, ‘we understand.’ ‘we care.’ ‘we know where you are coming from.’ ​ BOLLOCKS ​ Nobody understands, or cares or gets it ​ Scrunching heart.Read More →

From my book Into the Dark  THE VISITOR ​ Hearing a noise she froze, listening, alert. She must not be found here. The boy startled her anew as his nose pressed against the window suddenly, squeaking against the cold pane. ​ She needed him to open the window, to climbRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  DIM THE LIGHTS ​“I am so tired. Tired of fighting people, governments, my own desires and needs that have no place in our world, or so I am told. ​Tired of explaining myself to you. Trying to make you see who I am, andRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ​ I see you looking. Staring across the mall. Will you come over? Will you say hello to me? ​ People often stare at me. I am very beautiful in my way. Nothing can ever take that away from me. I wasRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  GOODBYE FOR NOW ​ He placed another bag on top of the growing pile. He had accumulated too much over the years. Made leaving so much harder. ​ He could hear her crying quietly in the other room. She thought he could not hearRead More →

Pete was the nicest boy you could ever wish to meet.  He had learning difficulties, but if you’d seen him with the children you would have known that he was the nicest lad.  He was patient with them. He was kind with them.  If the kids were there, you knewRead More →

The rodeo came through every year.  Tamsin would watch, standing on the outskirts, hiding from her father and brothers.  She would watch the horses, nostrils flaring, sweat white against their flanks, leather straps bold against their hair.  The smells assaulted her nose and her heart raced with the thrill ofRead More →