Back when I was about 16 years old. My cousins lived down on the South Coast and I went down there on my own by train and my parents were driving down the next day. I caught my train from East Croydon and I had a window seat, I think it was around 9pm in … More ADVENTURE


I do not consider myself that good at this writing lark, and no one would convince my any different. A friend whom we shall call C says that they are very good and I thank him very much for those sentiments and whilst I agree that I’m not terrible I am not going to dare … More SCRIPTURIENT


It stood out. A jagged, harsh pink scar just above the collar line. It was an angry scar, born from spite, malice and temperament and the years had not lessened its impact. People’s eyes were always drawn to it as they spoke to you, you could see their eyes gravitating towards the wound as if … More SCAR


I have always wanted to explore an old abandoned building. The nearest I ever got to that was when I was about 13, me and a guy I used to know at the time called Fred (I kid you not) explored the bottom levels of a multi-story carp park. That was creepy in that all … More CREEPY


Three narrow beams of light dancing in the darkness momentarily highlighting mouldy wallpaper, broken plasterboard and patches of dank, oozing liquid borne from multiple leaks in the roof several stories above them. The door however was surprisingly sturdy, requiring the sustained kicks of two of the party members to get the lock to break and … More TOME


On certain days, days like today, you can see it happening before your very eyes. It looks as if the Sun moves across the sky; slowly getting lower the further it moves. Of course it isn’t really the Sun moving it is us, the small pale blue dot as Sagen so eloquently put it, home … More ONE STEP CLOSER


Not a story just a collection of thoughts and feelings based around the picture. I wish I were there watching this with her. Because of the colour the sky seems angry and yet really it is a calm and beautiful sunset. Once the Earth moves a little the sun will set and night time will … More SUNSET


Some time ago on another blog the author used to do a series of posts called “prompts for the promptless” some pretty interesting things that made you think were posted within those posts. Some of them were based on words and one particular word that she used was “Saudade”. I think in English it is … More SAUDADE


Zurich. What a stunning city. When I see images like this my imagination is captured, I look at any one of those windows that you can see and I wonder what and who is behind them, small offices maybe with people working late working to deadlines, or maybe small apartments where people are living their … More ZURICH


Standing tall and straight, the grey suit fit well being just the right length in the leg, showing a small amount of sock before highlighting the highly polished black shoes. The crisp white shirt held taut at the neck with a smart blue tie, cuff links at the wrist. freshly shaven, hair freshly cut. ready … More BEYOND THE CURSORY