Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Moth and me

I’m really happy and completely stunned to say I won the Moth International Short Story competition, with my story ‘Nightjar.’ The magazine is based in Ireland and is a beautiful publication featuring gorgeous art and amazing writers and poets. It’s so exciting to be published in this magazine, just brilliant! Nightjar is in the Autumn […]


Nathanial Hawthorne said ‘easy reading is damn hard writing’, and at first glance the Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska’s (2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012) poem ‘Possibilities’ is just a list of predilections. But in this laundry list lies the galaxy of what makes a person, and Szymborska illuminates everyday choices and core beliefs to contribute […]

Not being a poet

Grow My clockless days become ringed with a date, A Thursday in April. Coated in a light jacket and heavy nerves, I meet strangers on birdsong-strung hills. My mother always said small talk is not for the gifted, and none of them talk small. Why try? When our feet trample the legends of devils, And […]