All I Wanted & Other Poems

Sunset over Mill Green

  All I Wanted All I wanted was to love you, To be beside you every day. All I wanted was to love you, But all you did was walk away.

Why I’m Bad At Dating

  I am bad at dating. This probably won’t come as a surprise to those of you who know me in real life, but sometimes people do express some shock if I admit to that. I don’t know why – I don’t really understand what they’re shocked about. You’d think I’d just told them that … Continue reading

The End of Fear

I was lucky enough to see an opportunity advertised to play the character of Irwin in The History Boys recently. It’s a brilliant part and the play is amazing – many of you will have seen it or the film that’s based on it. Normally I might have looked at the opportunity and not done … Continue reading

Confessions of an Extrointrovert

I’ve been thinking lately – always dangerous, I know – about the labels we apply to ourselves and to others. I’ve always, or at least for the majority of my life, considered myself to be an extrovert. I’m good in conversations and not fazed by meeting new people in a social setting. I’m happy to … Continue reading

It’s A Primal Thing

Many of you will have noticed that it’s coming up to summer, the season where that yellow ball of fire in the sky reminds us that one day it will expand and wipe us all out in an instantaneous fiery blast.1 Many of us – myself included – will be indulging in lounging about in … Continue reading

And The Greatest Of These…

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And the Greatest of These… Faith looked at the cupboard, eyeing it suspiciously. There was nothing particularly suspicious about it – all she could see from here was a door made of plain wood with a chrome handle. It was deserving of her suspicion though for two reasons. Firstly, she knew exactly what was in … Continue reading

The Strength of the Pack: Part 2

The Strength of the Pack Part II: The Scent of Fear Fireworks exploded in the night sky, stars and rockets in a myriad of colours crackling into nothingness to the admiration of the crowd below. It was a little overcast tonight, by comparison to the clear blue sky of the day, but the cloud cover … Continue reading

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