‘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
We’ll invalidate How you feel, As slippery as an eel, Your words they count for nothing, We will tell you they’re not real Invalidation Is an invitation For you to go away, Bother us not, Do not stay, Do not say How you feel For as slippery as that eel, We invalidate, Whatever you state … More Poem – Invalidate
‘I’ve got no leg,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have none at all.’ ‘I’ve got no head,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have no body either.’ ‘I’ve lost my world,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have lost the universe, too’ … More Poem – It Could Be Worse?
My view For what it’s worth Is that you shouldn’t bother, My view, For what it’s worth, Is go and find another, If they do not appreciate, The thing you do To please ’em, Then find yourself another line, For your departure Will not grieve ’em
The late, great George Orwell spent an entire essay on this. I plan to do it in just one paragraph. “I don’t write for money. I certainly don’t write for the glory, for that’s the last thing you’ll generally receive. The things I write I view as tiny sentinels sent out like beams from a lighthouse … More Why I Write
I love pirates – always have, right from being a kid. One of my favourite cartoons from childhood was Fox’s Peter Pan and the Pirates with the inimitable Tim Curry as Captain Hook. Curry’s portrayal was far closer to the original book than most others, portraying the captain as a gentleman villain, a complex man … More Captain Hook’s Finest Insults
I’ve loved Fighting Fantasy books since I was a kid and here’s a selection of its best villains as brought to life by some great fantasy writers. Enjoy. Balthus Dire (Citadel of Chaos) – Forget Zagor the warlock, this guy is the ultimate Fighting Fantasy villain. A powerful demi-sorcerer who sets his sights on conquering … More Top 10 Fighting Fantasy Villains