Strictly limited-time sale price: The Blighted City

“Fans of Joe Abercrombie and George R.R. Martin will find a lot to love here, as will anyone who enjoys character-driven fantasy.” – Review by Josh Mauthe at the Library Police Podcast To celebrate going on vacation tomorrow for a blissful four weeks in my favourite country, Canada, I’m sharing the love by making The […]

Sketches: My Animals

The first of these two sketches is of the seven dogs which lived at my family home from 1992 to now. The black cocker spaniel in the background turned aggressive when there was only her and the black and white cocker left, so the black had to be rehomed where she would live with no […]

Poem: Paragon Of Pointless Poetry

Paragon Of Pointless Poetry I’m fully aware with these first words as I prepare to pen this tasteless trash, that, just like a waterfall of turds, this poem will close with a calamitous crash. While pointlessly penning each new component of this clearly nonsensical mountain of sludge, collected in verse with no hope of atonement, […]

Poem: A Nymph At Midnight

A Nymph At Midnight A soft sound rouses me from sleep and my heart trips with a secret smile. I turn to see your silhouette melt into the room, your bare feet silent. The moon licks vermilion trails, casting your curves in a fae light. A fire flashes in your eyes; a playful nymph drifting, […]

Poem: Hollow

  Hollow I had a life before you, of course, but let’s not pretend it had meaning, nor suggest it possessed purpose. Decades marred by sin and shame, empty achievements, ambitious failures; these are the tools that carve the hearts out of hopeful youth, and forge the mold from which hollow men are made. Long […]

Poem: Capturing The Fairy

Capturing the Fairy You of weather-washed beauty, I see those dimples whisper under your dreaming gaze, the tip of your tongue nestled in the crook of a pensive smile. A ragged, fae creature, sun-streaked and dusted among crumbled pillars, your breast with moistness darkened. You pause, glance side-long to waters beyond the harbour’s glistening haze, […]

Poem: Sacrifice

Sacrifice Do you need me to carve out my heart at the altar? Will you lead me to the cliff with your secret hymns? Would you ask me to crawl through a broken land, weeping? And do you want me to cast my beliefs to the winds? Well now, I might just give it a […]