On (Finally) Opening the Door to Anti-Racism

Buckle up, folks - this is going to be a long, uncomfortable one. George Floyd.Breonna Taylor.Ahmaud Arbery.Sean Reed.Tony McDade. These are just a few Black Americans who have been murdered in recent weeks and months at the hands of those empowered by systemic racism in America. This is just the tip of the iceberg of oppression, [...]

Unacceptable – A Poem, An Origin Story, and Thoughts on the Things We’re Not Supposed to Feel

We spend so much of ourselvesTrying not toFeel. Even when we are marked for emotionIt has to beControlled. We can only feelCertain thingsAt certain timesIn certain placesFor certain reasons.And anything that falls outside that tinyImpossibleBox, is completelyUnacceptable. Sometimes I don’t know ifI’m angryAt myself or the world, butI’m angryNonetheless. I would call on the power [...]

Wild & Improbable Tales – Reclamation

It only took a handful of years after the fall for the wild to reclaim the land. It crept and wrapped itself around the hostile world. Mother Nature embracing her unruly child, turning rebellion into submission. All we had built with such disregard crumbed to dust, subsumed by the earth. What is the work of [...]

Absolute Truths

Punctuation is the breath of writing,I used to tell them.It signals the pause and inhale between your words,The lilt of the silent voice that will ring with your stories through their heads.Again and again I would try to explainThis here, not there -Without that, when would you come up for air?You’ll lose all meaningIt won’t [...]

Book Review: Game Weavers by Rebecca Zahabi

Huge thanks to Zuntold Publishing for sending me an ARC of Rebecca Zahabi's Game Weavers for review. From the blurb: Seo is Twine’s youth champion. We are in a darker Britain and the national sport is not football but Twine, a game where weavers craft creatures from their finger tips to wage battle against others [...]