The Future Isn’t What it Was (Poem)

A woman empties a bucket of piss, sloshes through the cobbles as my driver curses. Cretin! The horses pulling the cart don’t care, they soldier on; we all do, really. A withered man with a wicker basket sells his wears for scraps of tin, fabric, anything. I blow my nose on a handkerchief, see streaks … Continue reading The Future Isn’t What it Was (Poem)

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Bubble Gum (Short Story)

We kissed over a bubble-gum sundae. Her creamy tongue was a helter-skelter in my mouth, electric blue, a slide down to my stomach where it fizzed and bubbled. We kissed hungrily. Hungrily over a bubble-gum sundae, in an ice cream shop. She kissed my fabric and my fibres and then, once satiated, she dislocated her … Continue reading Bubble Gum (Short Story)

bad luck and worse

I wrote a poem- enjoyyy! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I carved your epitaph into our grandest gasp Which broke into waves through arteries and veins. Anatomically correct. I dissect the remains. Rearrange your DNA and Do not age. Happiness is a state of mind but now you're gone My mind is just a state. Love is not enough, … Continue reading bad luck and worse

My floating existence

You know that feeling where days intertwine and weeks fall away beneath your feet? This is my life right now. I've floated through the last month, reading books, going to work and sleeping. My life is usually an endless countdown calendar, wherein there's an event I'm looking forward to- it comes and goes- and I … Continue reading My floating existence

The Radical Act of Feeling Happy

Somewhere along the way, we privileged, first-world people, decided we wanted more. The American dream, which promises anyone can achieve anything, married capitalism, spread around the globe, and birthed a generation of people who would willingly work themselves to death. When we want we aren't content, and so happiness has become a radical act- to … Continue reading The Radical Act of Feeling Happy

A Little Creative Sample…

I'm currently deep deep deep into a creative writing dissertation (as well as an English literature one), and so I thought I'd share a little sample of my un-drafted work so far. I think I posted an early draft of this story agesSsSs ago, so I won't post the beginning again, so here's a chapter! … Continue reading A Little Creative Sample…