Everybody’s Birthday

We were in one of those big stores.  It was December 18th and there were four double sided rows of Christmas decorations, with old fashioned snow covered cottages for ornaments, and any number of things to […]...More


No, that’s not right. It feels to me they were carved into my body. The earth writhed and surged. Suddenly it was no longer earth but a great snake, as long as several men, powerful, devastating. But it was white. The sort of white some men’s flesh is when never exposed to the sun and they are d...More

Unclean Island

Tony Crisp The small boat chugged slowly onwards, causing the only ripples on the sea that day to spread in a broad wake as if to tell the whole stretch of water about the intruder.  […]...More

The Story Behind The Steel

 It was new year’s eve. Brilliant sunshine was already radiating heat up from the earth as I stood by the floor to ceiling windows looking out at the small sloping garden in front of me. […]...More

The Steel

The Steel – Tony Crisp In Dedication to my grandmother Emma and my mother Betty. In my heart I believe this is the story of the times and the heartbreak the women in their line […]...More

The Promise

Life is a series of events.  There is nothing else — except, that is, for love. In the life of a child the whole world of who they are waits to be born.  And such […]...More

The House of the Ancestors

This is a true statement of my journey into a place that few - even war veterans - dare to go. But the wonder of it is the truth about YOU/US it uncovered. Here it is - take time to read on - ...More

Time to Grow Up

Again David had brought Lisa to ever stronger feelings of despair and pain. It had all happened before, many times. First of all the little irritations David showed, then suddenly the furious descent into anger […]...More


There was once a man, Ross,  who had become encased in rock. It was very difficult for him to get around, but he could, just about move. But so encrusted was his stony armour he […]...More

The Feman

The hanger was immense. It was created within the rock of a mountain, and made Nefir feel as if he were outdoors under a stone-grey sky. He often visited the colossal space to experience the feeling of ancient times created by the old craft....More

The Friendly Ghost

It wasn’t that Jack. Hadson liked the ghost. As he explained to me in the pub one evening after work, ghosts aren’t things one can come to terms with easily. So it was difficult for him to find any affection for it....More


It was ages and ages before Joyce met the Bear in real life again. Of course she would often sit and talk to it on the floor, but it never replied; didn’t even twinkle its eyes. She told it all the things she thought about, even the very unlikely things, or things she could hardly believe herself...More

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