Ramblings

I see on social media that we, in the UK, are collectively shocked and disgusted by ‘the Russia Report*’ We howl into our ‘whats happening’ boxes and think we have done our bit for activism. We sit back and rub our hands together saying’ well, that showed them’ Except, obviously, it didn’t. It achieved nothing. […]

Pandemic Ponderings

As I write this I have no idea how long I have been ‘self isolating’ although judging by the laughter and singing outside I must be the only one. The pandemic has of course changed the ‘normality’ of life for the vast majority of us. Some of us are even postulating that this virus will […]

  Set among the sprawl of urban industrial decay is a cemetery. No longer used by the living or the dead, it sits silently, listening to the sounds of the slowly encroaching wilderness and the stone memories of those who have passed.  

The Curse. Part 2

After informing the police and a brief appearance at the inquest and trial, Doris leaves this story. DI Simon Harker was assigned to the murder. Harker, now long retired, recalled the case as one ‘by the book’. House to house questioning, children and teenagers spoken to, routine to the point of being mundane. A week […]

The Curse. Part 1.

In the heart of the city, tucked away in the back streets, stands a church. It is not a remarkable piece of architecture, nor is it particularly old. It is however, cursed. The construction was completed and the church consecrated around 1900, and the parish priest, Mortimer Newman duly took up his duties. We can […]