Today

Blue sky, green pastures A slice of yellow light Cuts through the cold winds Warms my goose flesh skin Until the light fades away Alone in quiet shadow Except for Poe’s lonely raven High in a black clawed tree Neck stretched toward me As I pass beneath One eye cocked downward Watching, watching Waiting for…

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Short Stories Anyone?

Birkbeck’s MA program in Creative Writing keeps the art of the short story alive in their eleventh anthology of short stories by Birkbeck students past and present. This year, the anthology includes a short story written by yours truly. Escaping Time started out as a short story, but after a few months of life, developed…

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City Walking

I carry my voice in a brown paper bag, the top rolled down three crumpled turns to seal it in real tight but not tight enough that I can’t get it out when I need it. I carry my brown paper bag in my right hand, my arm barely swinging at my side through these…

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