Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’

“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self)  Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’

Alfred the Great

Because everyone needs an Alfred  “Someone,” he thought, “Will have to look after things until the master gets back.” He would come back, of course. There could be no doubt. He would never allow himself to doubt it, not even for a moment. He turned the hands of the grandfather clock to the familiar position … More Alfred the Great

Poem – Cut

I want you but I am not in love with you, I haven’t even visited you yet But I know you are there You can offer me the world or so you say, But you know I do not want it, You can offer me sweet relief or so you claim, And you know its … More Poem – Cut

Poem – Shiny

‘Look at all this shiny stuff we’ve won!’ Said the president. ‘Our trophy cabinets are filled to the brim – there’s never been a time or place in all of human history when they’ve been quite so full!’ Behind him, the cups and shields gleamed. Around him, there were no more staff to hear his … More Poem – Shiny

A Word of Thanks

Originally posted on A Listful of Horrors:
I’d like to thank everyone who reads my blog, especially some of the poetry stuff I do. I can’t paint, sing, dance or play an instrument so writing is my principle form of outlet for my ideas and feelings. It means a lot to me when people stop…

A Word of Thanks

I’d like to thank everyone who reads my blog, especially some of the poetry stuff I do. I can’t paint, sing, dance or play an instrument so writing is my principle form of outlet for my ideas and feelings. It means a lot to me when people stop by . This blog isn’t about getting … More A Word of Thanks