Do you know what saddens me? That one day One day probably sooner than I would like There will be no one left. No one left who knew you, who met you, who spoke with you. One day Probably quite soon There will only be me And you will be a story.
The problem with always dealing with things alone Is always dealing with things alone
I remember her turned back as you arrived, The ex husband walking after her as she turned away, It reassured me, that it wasn't just me to end up hurt. I remember the colour of your eyes change as the memories slipped away, The frustration of knowing yourself, the reality of the situation. I remember … Continue reading I Remember
Walking down the street, hand held by mum, My eyes shift to the right, and I see you. Standing in the doorway, cig in hand, Arm lifting, you wave. Standing in the street, I get stuck talking, The village gossips are asking if he’s dead yet. Walking down the street, towards me, An eye roll … Continue reading Memories
White hair, glasses and radiant smile,She sits. The black cat on her knee,Sleeping. The muted TV plays on in the background, The presenter's loud "180!" can still somehow be heard. A newspaper's pages are heard turning, Followed by the clearing of a voice. "Guess what", he says,With joy in his eyes. I love you.
It’s hollow now. Soulless. Nothing there but bones and headstones. So many years feeling worthless, but now they are worthless to me. And yet it does not feel like a win. It is heart-breaking to know of the pain they have caused. Through choice, or through ignorance. Acting saddened and disgraced that her last wishes … Continue reading What is it, to win?
I saw someone this weekI drove past them. Their mannerisms struck meIn those few short seconds. The grey hairGrowing past your ears. The female passenger Stony faced. I'd been looking for youAnd then suddenly there you were.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mguL895wN_w Songwriters: Jamie Hartman / Rory GrahamHuman lyrics © Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Reservoir 416, Songs With A Pure Tone, Askia Worldwide Publishing, Maxwell And Carter Global Publishing, Stonestreet Works, Brandon Skeie Publishing, Marquise Cut Publishing WRITER'S SUGGESTION: LISTEN TO SONG WHILE READING They could hear the sounds of a busy happy hour as they arrived … Continue reading Human
I recently found these character interview suggestions. A useful way of getting to develop and getting to know the characters you're writing. It's given me some structure to my character planning and has helped me to think more deeply about who it is I want in my story. My characters are now on their way … Continue reading Structure
“I saw her today.” She looks solum at her friend, “she was right in front of me.” “Alex.” His warning tone is evident and exasperated. “I know. I know.” “You cannot do this again.”