Dirigible Straits [a sketch]… Read More Dirigible Straits
Just a little redirect for you – my blog for this week is hosted on Parachute-Dance.com. I’ve written a blog about the launch of our Crowdfunding campaign for Entrails, the contemporary dance show which we’re bringing to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe… Read More Crowdfunding #Entrails
He opens his eyes and he is cloaked in sprites. Their eyes are bulging globes, bubbles about to burst. Their bodies so thin that they fade into marsh-gas at the edges. Translucent, friendly, inquisitive and bright. The sprites gather to him in silence and he feels his anxieties lift. Gabriel-who-listens spreads himself thin over the silence. No bigger than kittens, the sprites speak to him of inarticulate calm.… Read More Gabriel’s Story
THE TRIBULATIONS OF VAMPIRE TORTOISE.
What if tortoises were vampires?
What if vampires were a tortoise?
These are questions we’ve all asked ourselves.
Read on to find out.… Read More The Tribulations of Vampire Tortoise
What the hell is creativity anyway? Recently I’ve been thinking that it’s a moment in flow. That it’s catching a wave. Getting so deep in the zone that you find the zone’s dead spot. And the results? Not immaterial, but incidental. I’ve been painting. I bought a £3 watercolour set from Hobbycraft which has an… Read More Re: Creation.
I’m acting as co-producer for a contemporary dance show for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. The dance company is called ‘Parachute Dance’, and I’ve spent the last few hours working on the blog, website and social media channels for Parachute Dance, so you’ll have to excuse me if this R2R blog is fairly brief, and also… Read More Parachute Dance
I’m delighted to have my wee story ‘Going Back In’ featured in the first issue of Severine Literary & Art Journal: ‘(be)longing’ — not least because it gets to snuggle up to the shit-hot work of my former-fellow-students Madden Swan, Palvashay Sethi and Kyle Cooper. Massive kudos to the indefatigable Terri-Jane Dow for putting it… Read More ‘Going Back In’ in Severine issue 1
The picture above was taken in May of this year, at the Community Project café on the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. The words on my laptop screen are one of two poems which I wrote after a local composer, Matt Giannotti, approached me about writing some words for him to set to music as part of a… Read More Stone Lands
Late last year, I sat in the Library Bar in Teviot Row House with some of my fellow-scholars. The conversation turned to slam poetry (the merits of which, it must be noted, were not universally lionised). I mentioned that I had done some slam poetry. I was invited to demonstrate. I am a show-off. I… Read More The Short Hard Night of the Soul
A few weeks ago I posted up on Facebook that I’d had a story accepted into the latest edition of PublishED’s creative writing magazine, the Inkwell. It was really nice to have this story printed; while I’ve had stories in the Inkwell before in my undergrad days (including ‘Goodnight, Sweet Quince‘, which still seems to… Read More Short Story: She Died, Of Course