Blog makeover

Was getting bored with my old layout so have updated it to something hopefully simpler, cleaner and less busy. I have also streamlined the page content and any material relating to THE LOST SECRET. Feel free to take a browse. If you spot anything that doesn’t look right, feel equally free to let me know.Continue reading “Blog makeover”

The White Witch

Summer 1979 WITH sunshine levels at least theoretically on the up, visiting season was once again upon us. What little joint social life my parents still had continued to revolve around dragging my brother and I to relatives, what few married friends they had, or to pubs. If they could visit friends and drink, thenContinue reading “The White Witch”

Truth or Dare :: 1

You unwittingly rescue a genie from an old bottle and s/he grants you one wish, or rather one magical power, to use as you see fit. What would it be and how would you use it? Truth or dare … You’ll just have to yodel standing on your head if you choose to decline …Continue reading “Truth or Dare :: 1”

Truth or Dare :: intro

I’m running out of ideas for my blog and social media, so over the next few weeks I’m going to experiment with a little Truth or Dare. The questions will be quite searching, maybe even a little dark on occasion. The idea is to have some fun but at the same time it has aContinue reading “Truth or Dare :: intro”

Water’s Edge

3 November 1974 DINNERTIME. He should have been home by now. Sent out to look for for my little brother, I checked out his most likely haunts, asked around, until I found myself tiptoeing on the edge of the Old Pier thinking the worst. The tide was high, only a foot or so from theContinue reading “Water’s Edge”

Company of Me

MANY people are facing their demons for the first time. Those of us who have had a head start in this department can be thankful that to a degree, we were prepared for the solitude, anxiety and soul-searching that lockdown inevitably entails. I guess this is why so many fight tooth and nail for theContinue reading “Company of Me”

Big

1973 MY hair still hadn’t grown back. The scabs itched like hell; I couldn’t but claw at them like I had nits. At least I didn’t have to wear those horrible bandages any more. Until now Daddy used to take my little brother and me to work. The road to the quarry at Kyleakin wasContinue reading “Big”

Shadow in a Nutshell

Imagine living in a world where mobile phones were non-standard, each one different from the next and using every functionality in its very own instruction manual. Then imagine a world where the technology was surplus to requirements, for within the collective human psyche lay all the apps we would ever need. * * * *Continue reading “Shadow in a Nutshell”

The Inner Journey

During the writing of my memoir, THE LOST SECRET, I didn’t have much time or mental energy to research the psychological processes I was going through. That came later and even then, there was a limit to how much time I could devote to study, given that I have more to offer by allowing myselfContinue reading “The Inner Journey”