Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Warrior is now live on Kickstarter!

The Warrior Anthology
 that I have a story in is now live on Kickstarter and over a third funded already, after only a few days!

Want to read about gladiators and werewolves, faeries and mermaids? Come take a look at Warrior!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A Coming: Then as Now

Coming in Advent

He was of middle-eastern origin,
Homeless, but not rootless.
Child of two refugees.

He came empty-handed,
Bearing nothing but words,
With no fixed employment.

He came in peace.
In joy. In love. In light.
He spoke only truth.

And those he came to
Hunted him down
And killed him
Because they were afraid.

He was 33.
He said, "Whatever you do to the least of us,
You also do to me."

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Something for the week ahead

Looked across the Atlantic and was reminded of this poem.

Diving Deep

Apart from "this" all was ideal.
This thing that lurks unspoken.
The thing does not appeal
To such warm-hearted closeness,
Nor to the deep trenches of desire.
Where somewhere, lost and broken,
Love dived - to there expire
In pools of darkness.
Lost beneath the ragged outcrops
Of sharp-tongued coral
That, now and again, would drop
A single crushing word
Into still depths of hate.
Beyond where light can reach,
Where joy turns into fate,
And life marks down the lesson it will teach. 

(First published in issue 14 of Wayfinder magazine)