Category Archives: My Writing

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

I won something!

I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my poems was selected as a runner up in the Prole Laureate Poetry Prize 2014! This year I’ve been making an effort to enter my work into competitions and journals, and

I won something!

I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my poems was selected as a runner up in the Prole Laureate Poetry Prize 2014! This year I’ve been making an effort to enter my work into competitions and journals, and

New publication call to arms!

Quimperfect Tense is a new online publication and literary development group run by myself, Rebecca Audra Smith and Jacky Hillary. We’re women-focused (hence the name), but we really just want to feature writing that treats women well as characters. We’re

New publication call to arms!

Quimperfect Tense is a new online publication and literary development group run by myself, Rebecca Audra Smith and Jacky Hillary. We’re women-focused (hence the name), but we really just want to feature writing that treats women well as characters. We’re

NaPoWriMo :: Odds and Ends

I’ve been having an internal debate over whether or not to post my NaPoWriMo poems as I write them. On the one hand, the feedback, encouragemnt (and blog hits!) are all well worth it. On the other hand, I’ve finally

NaPoWriMo :: Odds and Ends

I’ve been having an internal debate over whether or not to post my NaPoWriMo poems as I write them. On the one hand, the feedback, encouragemnt (and blog hits!) are all well worth it. On the other hand, I’ve finally

Last chance for Humping the Boonies!

Last July I printed fifty copies of a flash fiction chapbook: Humping the Boonies. I now have just THREE COPIES LEFT. Those ones right there below, in fact. If you want one of these books, leave a comment, tweet or

Last chance for Humping the Boonies!

Last July I printed fifty copies of a flash fiction chapbook: Humping the Boonies. I now have just THREE COPIES LEFT. Those ones right there below, in fact. If you want one of these books, leave a comment, tweet or

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Story :: A measure of voice

This one is for Jacky Hillary, because it’s been too long. . A measure of voice (284 words) “Are you sitting comfortably?” Cello exhales gently, and listens to a long indrawn breath on the other end. Rust clears her throat and

Story :: A measure of voice

This one is for Jacky Hillary, because it’s been too long. . A measure of voice (284 words) “Are you sitting comfortably?” Cello exhales gently, and listens to a long indrawn breath on the other end. Rust clears her throat and

Story :: Broken Green Light

Back on the wwi waggon again … for how long, who can say! This should have been posted on Thursday but I didn’t find the time to type it up. Better late than never? Broken Green Light (300 words) It had

Story :: Broken Green Light

Back on the wwi waggon again … for how long, who can say! This should have been posted on Thursday but I didn’t find the time to type it up. Better late than never? Broken Green Light (300 words) It had

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

‘Humping the Boonies’ ebook now available!

I’m delighted to announce that my first echapbook, Humping the Boonies is now available to buy from Smashwords. chapbook (n) 1.  a small book or pamphlet of popular tales, ballads, etc., formerly hawked about by chapmen. 2.  a small book or pamphlet, often of poetry. (from: dictionary.com) The book is pay-what-you-want, so you can download it for free, or choose what

‘Humping the Boonies’ ebook now available!

I’m delighted to announce that my first echapbook, Humping the Boonies is now available to buy from Smashwords. chapbook (n) 1.  a small book or pamphlet of popular tales, ballads, etc., formerly hawked about by chapmen. 2.  a small book or pamphlet, often of poetry. (from: dictionary.com) The book is pay-what-you-want, so you can download it for free, or choose what