The Beloved

Short story university assessment A travesty preys on me. Autumn misery. At midnight, an unsightly hour, my Love is running to me from the cobblestone streets in London’s misery. I meet her at our doorway and see her tears falling, cascading down her cheeks. Naturally I take her in my arms and try to comfort … Continue reading The Beloved

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Letter to the Marquise

This short story is a reworking of a university assessment. Studying the life and work of the Marquis de Sade is a little obsession of mine. So much so that I am studying his work, Justine, for honours thesis. This is a work of fiction. Want to read more of my works on the Marquis … Continue reading Letter to the Marquise

The Devil’s Anvil

Blue Fringe Arts 2015

Published in the 2015 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. The Devil's Anvil When winter’s night dances but forlorn and forgotten memories prey. Of darkness, bitter and madness, stained. The mind bereft of laughter and happiness pulled into that Void. Waning, yet caressing thoughts that one desires and loathes the Same. The disease … Continue reading The Devil’s Anvil

Beautiful, beautiful!

Blue Fringe Arts 2015

Published in the 2015 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Beautiful, beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful! earth so beautiful. To find everlasting peace. And insufferable life? Begone it all to see me smile at my funeral. But no end to torture, no. So I sink down below to Hell’s sweet icy embrace relishing forever rain, … Continue reading Beautiful, beautiful!

The Final Sin

Blue Fringe Arts 2015

Published in the 2015 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. The Final Sin Her eyes were a deep obsidian hue, set on a ghostly ivory face, and framed by soft alabaster tresses. And from those luscious curls protruded two impressive horns, spiralled like a faun’s. So sublime, they sat atop her crown. Brilliant … Continue reading The Final Sin

Absinthe

Blue Fringe Arts 2014

Published in the 2014 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Absinthe I loathed the spell of the lullaby. Iridescent in destruction, Inside a sombrous reverie of my mind. Of forgotten, despondent hearts And magnificent splendour. Fallow womb Unkempt Unripe The rue unknown Into the copse, a whisper And the moonlight waned In alabaster … Continue reading Absinthe

Death of Catherine

Blue Fringe Arts 2014

Published in the 2014 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Anthology. Death of Catherine Hatred and passion My heart that is scorned In your death The hurt deepens. Loneliness is the consequence For my torturous love Of you In you I wither into darkness Like the moors, Wild and free. In my jealous blood, … Continue reading Death of Catherine