Brittle Things- Poem

  The old man sits beneath a dwindling shade And recounts how the days have changed And how time passes by And soon the autumn gales shall come And shake to wakefulness the drowsy summer hearts And break the boughs of the maple tree And let fall a rain of dead and brittle things. The... Continue Reading →

Poem – Fate’s Quill

In tower cloud-tall In star-bright sky Where Dream and Destiny meet Mingling in lover's kiss She sits at her desk Ink-black quill in hand Steeped in blood and gold With one stroke, fortune rises With another, doom falls Each letter shaping future In scrawling dark calligraphy Shaped by her pale hand Death she writes Doom... Continue Reading →

Poem – Moonlit Midsummer

She was the Grey Lady Keeper of Gates of Pearl and Obsidian She would watch forever-and-a-day And make sure nobody would ever breech those mighty walls But upon a moonlit midsummer's night When faerie queens and elven lords walked the darkened woods He came to her A simple man in simple clothes A lyre strung... Continue Reading →

Writing Like Taylor Swift

Fearless leader Prentice is currently experiencing the joys of a post Brexit UK. Never fear, I'm here to try and step up my slacking article writing duties in the interim. Today's piece will teach you how to win ten grammys and become the best selling musician in the world. (Your results may vary.) Taylor Swift.... Continue Reading →


Someone once said to me "all we are is simply this piles of star dust on a rock floating through space and waiting to die" And this is true But as we wait As we take our journey into the aether As the stars dance around us As we struggle against the infinite And make... Continue Reading →

A Writerly Obsession- Part 2

Below are a series of poems dealing with adolescence through the eyes of a children's book character- Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Adolescence and Alice in Wonderland make appearances in my novella REVENANT, on sale now at amazon and available for free with Kindle Unlimited. This is part of a series of pieces for Vampire Week in promotion. There's... Continue Reading →

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