Archive for November, 2013


Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Charcole (First published on Turquoise Monster) We collect sticks We are refugees We walk miles to make charchole We are employed to carry heavy sacks We are hungry and care not what’s legal We need fuel ourselves We are hoping to feed our children We are stopped We fear We are pushed to the ground […]


Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Darren Darren sat and watched the sky, he often did. It helped him dream and think of the past times when he was happy, when the world had seemed to be on his side. But that had been a long time ago now and he hadn’t been left with much, just the clothes on his […]


Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Plasticine [Published on Turquoise Monster and The Oxford International Women’s Festival Anthology] In the beginning I was a new pack of plasticine All rainbow colours in neat rows But People took pieces of me And began molding me as they thought I should be My Parents Teachers, doctors Neighbours, the Church, friends, Bullies and boyfriends […]

Writing Inspiration – Workshops

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

If you are stuck in a rut where writing is concerned going to a writing workshop or retreat (where you have nothing to do other than write) or even starting a creative writing course – can jolt you back into the flow of writing again. Rarely it can have the opposite affect especially if you […]