Category Archives: Creative Writing

The Clearout at the End of the Notebook

Rationalising the contents of the little brick sheds. In the opening scenes, a Tennents Lager ashtray hits me soundly on the head. Slapstick or hospital drama. There are boxes on boxes of old branded glassware: some for brands which barely saw … Continue reading

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Whizzfangles

Come up ten years, is, at this house and last night at just after midnight I saw the first fox I ever saw in the street there. Young one. All lithe and limber, springy. Black socks, high ears. Up over … Continue reading

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Girl, Dancing

A guitarist in a trilby hat (or is it a pork pie? There’s an hour to be lost in the researching), plays and sings to backing tracks; tonight’s entertainment on stage in the big pub in W_______. He cleverly segue-ways … Continue reading

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This Year

It’s only the 4th of January but it’s hard to imagine I’ll see a better thing on a screen this year than Olive Kitteridge (HBO, 2014). On top of its long and difficult beauty and humour, it throws us at … Continue reading

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Talking in Bed

This is a little sketch monologue I made this week, between jobs. I kind of let it go where it wanted to go, and that was as liberating as it sounds. And I mean for both the pictures and the … Continue reading

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Two Things

In the barber’s I’m all good fortune, as just as I’ve taken the one waiting position, in through the door after me come three – four – five men. I’m amazed they all take a seat, surely knowing there’ll be … Continue reading

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A Disparate List

1.    When people tag pictures with #nofilter, increasingly my first reaction is, ‘oh, that’s a shame – a carefully chosen filter would’ve made your okay photograph really pretty great.’ It comes across as judgey, and so I judge right … Continue reading

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