There once lived a man who was both a dwarf and a giant in a single lifetime. His name was Adam Rainer. Not much is really known about him, apart from the medical facts. Here’s my take of it… . Every year my father used to make me and my brother stand with our backs … More The Giant Dwarf
My friends are getting married later this year. They are called Jon and Anita and they are awesome. The other night we were eating Thai takeaway and sipping red wine and Anita joked that I should write a poem about the pair of them. So I did. God, I hope they never read this. The … More Poem: A Guy Named Jon.
This poem is not based on a true story. It is a true story. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine. [Name changed to protect identity]. . There lives a young girl called Diana, who can not eat a full banana. Her dislike is so acute, it’s hard to believe it’s just fruit. The sight … More Poem: A Girl Called Diana
There was a time in my life when I sported the vilest haircut in the entire cosmos. It was inflicted upon me by my very own Grandpa at the tender age of 11. At the time I had my first major crush. His name was Michael Davidson. He played basketball, he was popular, and sometimes … More My Haircut from Hell
“Come to my family’s house for dinner” he’d said. Told her, in effect. And suddenly there she was, amid a whirlwind of French woman, in an apartment on the outskirts of Paris. Fast-moving, fast-speaking nervous types, they were. Fussing. Chopping. Rinsing vegetables. Clattering dishes and pots. Jabbering in French. Giggling. Bickering. Two were his sisters. … More Short Story: Parachute
The other day I found myself atop the Blue Mountains. Beholding the Three Sisters. In their spectacular majesty. I have seen them before. Many times in fact. But the sight still leaves me a little breathless. The valley is so expansive and still. And the Three Sisters stand there, keeping watch for all eternity. Proud and tall. … More The Legend of the Three Sisters
My lovely friend Ruthie told me this story. It’s Sunday morning and Ruthie is having brunch. She’s just been shopping with her friend and the pair is soaking up the sun, sipping skinny lattes and admiring their freshly manicured nails. The waitress arrives with two plates of deliciousness. Poached eggs on rye bread. There’s thick … More I Need A Dollar