Sunday’s Sun

She lay naked on the bed as Sunday’s sun warmed her body. A memory of fingertips trace swirls, loops and gentle circles along her skin. She felt their softness, a gentle excitement, a stir of electricity. She remembers how strong arms had held her with a delicate touch. An incredible sensation bound in an unspoken…

For Nicole

My Cousin watches on as the rites, rituals and customs I preform each week seemingly result in minor successes. She watches me wake up and smile each morning, say thank you to God, to my family and friends, get promoted at work,┬ámanage my depression and beat insomnia. My Cousin begins to pay attention to the…

Cloud Kisses

The day had barely begun but he was already looking forward to going home. Today would be another long day. He yawned, pulled his scarf up around his ears and adjusted the volume on his phone as he watched the highlights of last nights game. The train hurtled through nameless villages and towns, he was…

Say Cheese!

‘Say Mickey Mouse!’ My Dad points his Canon camera at me. ‘No Daddy you say Cheese’ I laugh, I am three years old and my Dad is obsessed with photography. ‘Say My Daddy is the Best!’ It is my eighth Birthday party and for once my Dad has handed over his camera to my Mother…

Born not Made

My football team start the season at the very bottom. We lose and lose and lose. Formations are rearranged, Cup dreams are dashed, transfer windows close with little to show. ‘You’re going down’ laugh the fickle foreign money fans, but I stand strong. My Gaffers head remains firmly on his shoulders, he’s going nowhere, he…

A Golden Bird of Inspiration

*This is an old draft that I have updated* All that glitters certainly is not gold. I started 2015 certain my life would begin to improve if I pretended it already had. I had a fake smile, a fake relationship and a fake backstory to excuse my mental breakdown. By August I had gained a…

2am Vibes

He had looked directly at her with his head slightly cocked to the side. His eyes darted through her as if discarding her exterior and piercing effortlessly to the vulnerable raw exposed heart of the matter. He did not listen, feeling for the meaning of each word she said, weighing them carefully, sorting them into…