Back from the dead

Will I ever write again? Am I even capable of writing any more? Sitting at a keyboard concentrating and articulating and organising thoughts is a daunting prospect. When I was …

Twisted

1 A strange banging sound woke Naomi. She opened her eyes and sat bolt upright, feeling disorientated and uneasy. In the pitch dark the bedside clock’s green luminescent display showed …

Sgt Pepper’s 50th

Now I’m Sixty-Four With apologies to John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney Now I’ve got older, lost all my hair, And the charms have fled, Haggard lines gorge tracks as …

The Imperfect Murder

1 “I’m sorry to call so late without warning Mr Pengelly sir, but I know you’re a night owl and I really need to pick your brains urgently…” Inspector Tom …

Broadway lullaby

With apologies to Ron Miller (1932-2007) and Kenneth Hirsch ♫ Hey butty, yes you butty, Sitting on your own, I’ve got things I want to tell you, I’ve got seeds …

Festive fun

At this time of year I take seasonal work writing jokes for Christmas crackers… What’s the difference between a commuter and an athlete? One races for a train, the other …