Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

Photo by Modesta Žemgulytė on Unsplash Zoe pushed her fiery-red hair back behind her ear a moment before she turned down a familiar winding driveway. The once pristinely maintained road resembled more of a track now, overgrown with ferns and nettles, while untrimmed silver birch trees formed a domed canopy. The interlocked leaves created an eerie dimness … Continue reading Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

My Adventures In Editing – Part 1

Photo by Diana Schröder-Bode on Unsplash 2020 is the year I began writing the first draft of my first novel. I remember typing the last word, at the end of January 2021, and resisting the urge to centre "The End" underneath. I'm old enough to remember when that was done. I also remember when our typing teachers would … Continue reading My Adventures In Editing – Part 1

Thin Places

Image by Richard Reid from Pixabay A door has shut without recourse,now flung aside I bleed out redmy footing gone, my vision’s fledunseen by those without remorse. Each painful breath inflames my heart,I try to speak but silence mocksas spastic legs and crooked socksdeny my dreams now torn apart. For those who see beyond the night,my worth … Continue reading Thin Places

Land Of The Living Skies

Photo by v2osk on Unsplash Rolling prairie is not barren tundra,devoid of life be it flora or fauna.The vast open grasslands beckoncalling to the wild inside us all. Gopher heads peer out from holes,watching antelope jump and play.Buffalo roam the open countryor hunker in tree-shaded sloughs Vibrant life in golden fields of wheat,echoed in the hawk’s piercing … Continue reading Land Of The Living Skies

The Welkin: WingLeader

Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash Edel landed on the ledge and Halley slowly dismounted. Every bone in her body ached. Two turns ago, at first light, they had taken to the skies with their WatchWing. It felt like two cycles ago. Time does not change, though I too am weary. My poor wings feel like we’ve … Continue reading The Welkin: WingLeader

The Welkin: WatchWing

Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash Kyrie granted the new Welkin pair half a turn to tighten their bond. Halley discovered her Aigle’s needs and wants as they established the routines necessary as a linked pair. She rode comfortably in the notch of Edel’s neck. Auger checked in discretely from time to time and reported … Continue reading The Welkin: WatchWing

Fire Within

Photo by Shoeb Khatib on Unsplash Flames,of orange and redflicker, twist, dip, and bow ina mysteriouscounterpoint dancetiptoeing on edge asmusic orchestratesin staccato fashioncrackles, pops, and snapspunctuate the ancient dancemesmerizing human eyes. Read more... This is my newest poem which explores the literal world and the inner world in two separate stanzas.

The Survivor Memoirs: Child Sexual Abuse

Cover Design by Faecorpspublishing This is the first book in a series of planned survivor memoirs and focuses entirely on Childhood Sexual Abuse survivors and their stories. The book contains adult content and is suitable for those over 18 years of age. All profits from this book go directly to support networks for childhood sexual … Continue reading The Survivor Memoirs: Child Sexual Abuse

The Welkin: Freefall

Photo by Susanne Karl on Unsplash The other Novices disappeared quickly, confirming Halley’s suspicion that their parents were from the Air. Fargo stood a little off to her right, looking as confused as she felt.  “Novice Halley, you will follow me,” the Elder ordered. As she rushed to catch up, she glanced over her shoulder … Continue reading The Welkin: Freefall

The Welkin: Chosen

Photo by Bhumil Chheda on Unsplash This is the first part of a new serial fantasy fiction series I'm writing. Here is a random snippet for you and the link to the site, so you can read the whole thing. “Fear is a waste of emotion, a distraction. I will not give it place,” she … Continue reading The Welkin: Chosen