Tag: writing is HARD

  • Never Make me Cry

    Never Make me Cry

    Some days, everything gets very bright, almost painfully so. Touching stuff brings more sensitivity to fingers that already define sensation too well. Pieces of music make you cry unprompted. It is as if, suddenly, someone turned the settings up but you weren’t ready for the noise. Ears actually crackle with sounds, there’s a need to eat […]

  • Dark Days

    Dark Days

    This wasn’t how this entry started: that version of events was far more staid, even boring. That’s the biggest problem with a daily blog: at some point, the mundane begins to show. It stops being compelling and becomes your diary of events and consequences. That’s all well and good once in a while, until a shit day […]

  • Back in the Saddle

    Back in the Saddle

    Yesterday, I coughed my way through 5k plus a bit of gentle weightlifting, and the difference to my general demeanour was immeasurable. It isn’t just the endorphins, I now realise, but the creativity that results from time on the treadmill with music as a backdrop, and I’ve really missed that in the last week. Ironically […]

  • Running Scared

    Running Scared

    I’ve not mentioned exercise much this week, but it has happened three times, including walking to and from the Gym every time. I’ve also made a concerted shift on from my normal ‘routine’ and begun every session with the use of an Inhaler, before running 1K in the best time possible. Today, I did it […]

  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    I just got back from a 24 hour stay in Paris, birthday treat from my family. The Hotel was possibly the most opulent place I’ve ever seen (NOT ACTUAL GOLD shower but the tiling was pretty funky.) The point of being here was an evening meal at a restaurant which officially rates as my favourite meal […]

  • She Said

    She Said

    I was gonna do this yesterday but got distracted. #DescribeYourself with 3 fictional characters? HERE WE GO. #FilmEdition pic.twitter.com/DILQZe01hU — Alternative Chat (@AlternativeChat) September 22, 2016 Occasionally, a meme comes along that you look at and go ‘you know what, I need to do this’ because there is an overriding desire to get people to […]

  • Think


    Maybe it isn’t just me that’s the problem. Perhaps sometimes, other people forget to think. That comment would have just been better not being vocalised. You could have not pressed ‘Send’ but now you have? It’s okay. You said sorry, I’ll move on. Except sometimes it takes a while. It used to be that I held grudges, […]

  • Pray


    Now I have committed myself to a path where writing is more important than it has been before, I have to find a way to fit that into my life. Right now that’s simple, because the kids are on holiday and nobody else really needs to stress about organisation, stuff just happens eventually. A week today […]

  • Requiem for a Tower

    Requiem for a Tower

    I had a big plan today, lots of words on communication and self-absorption, but after six hours sleep and having to deal with two banks plus a credit card company? It has all just shrunk to the angsty whine I suspect it was always going to be. That’s the thing about proportion: you need something […]

  • (I Love You) Miss Robot

    (I Love You) Miss Robot

    If you ever listened to The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you will be aware of the the Total Perspective Vortex. This was a torture chamber that worked on a simple theory: as every atom is connected to every other atom, it is possible to extrapolate an entire version of the Universe using something […]