Scribblings

Autumn & Anticipation

Autumn has slipped beneath the doorways and settled on every surface, like a layer of dust. The first rumbles of Autumn called to me like a reprieve, following a Summer where the world seemed ready to be rid of us. Autumn swept in to douse the flames and press moisture into the earth, and coax…… Continue reading Autumn & Anticipation

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Contagion: mass hysteria & misinformation

I was pondering writing about mass hysteria, before the great toilet paper panic hoarding movement of 2020. It’s an interesting phenomenon, across history and today, and the reason I think it’s so interesting, is the way that many individual minds can seemingly join as one. A crowd sharing one mind and one movement and one…… Continue reading Contagion: mass hysteria & misinformation

Short Fiction

The Plum Currency

From the open window, Stanley Damson watched the world awaken. Cool, crisp air flooded the kitchen, and it energised him. He liked this time of day best, when the 7am sunshine stirred the world for its morning coffee appointment. The sifting breeze waited among the branches, conducting a gum leaf percussion which squeezed through the…… Continue reading The Plum Currency

Scribblings

How to Stay Inspired: Beating Writer’s Block

In bare walls and stillness, what can a mind do but rest? Your mind is like a muscle, and you need to exercise it. You also need to reward yourself, and give yourself room to grow. If you’re lacking  writing inspiration, try these 5 ways to find inspiration: 5. Challenge Yourself If you’re in a…… Continue reading How to Stay Inspired: Beating Writer’s Block