Kaleidoscope – Part Three

“Everybody get down!” The balaclava’ed man, holding a clipboard in one hand and a small, black gun in the other, shouted again. “I said, everybody get down!  Now!”  But as he looked round the café, it dawned on him.  The customers were trying to get down.  All being over seventy, it was just taking a […]

Benefit Of The Doubt?

As a parent, it is our responsibility to provide for our children the best we can – emotionally, spiritually and financially. It’s not always easy, right? But we manage somehow. For most of us, it’s what we signed up for. Which is why yesterday’s announcement that ‘jobless, Keith McDonald, 25’  who is set to have […]

Kaleidoscope – Part Two

“Grace love, can I borrow your Sweetex? I’ve only gone and left mine at home today and I can’t bear my tea without them.” Grace bent slowly and brought her beige, faux leather handbag to the table and began to rummage through the numerous side pockets. “I’m just the same Iris love. Can’t bear any […]

Sunday afternoons with Dad

  As the countdown to my fortieth birthday rapidly (and regrettably) continues, my yearning for nostalgia continues. As a family, we try to spend as much time outdoors as the English weather will allow (and even when it doesn’t) as many of my childhood memories are of going on mini adventures with my Dad. Sundays […]

Simon Everett

Next Big Thing … Simon Everett is 21 and from Chelmsford, Essex. Gaining a very well deserved First Class degree in American/English Literature with Creative Writing at University of Kent, Simon is about to embark upon an MA in Creative Writing. He was the winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Competition at UKC. He […]