The Dark Crystal: Fantasy, Animism & Subversion

What might one say of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? Lovers of the original, like myself, appear to be blown away by it, and even those who didn't like the original movie have nothing but good things to say about it. So if you haven't watched it, don't waste time reading this and go … Continue reading The Dark Crystal: Fantasy, Animism & Subversion

Crumbs For Crow #3: Apocalypse Disco

 Apocalypse DiscoPfff! The dust is settling and everyone's suddenly playing the existential blues on a vintage guitar with two strings while some journalistic hack bangs away on an old, broken piano tuned by an establishment that can only summon enough cognitive prowess to think in black and white.The proverbial arse has fallen out of the … Continue reading Crumbs For Crow #3: Apocalypse Disco

Crumbs For Crow #2: Everything’s Ruined/Nothing Works

Everything's Ruined/Nothing WorksHello my delicious sinners. You look sad. What's the matter? Still languishing in the horror of your own samasarian nightmares? Poor you. You have my sympathies, you really do. It's not, after all, your fault so why pressure ourselves unnecessarily with personal responsibilities? I mean, look around. It's not like you weren't being … Continue reading Crumbs For Crow #2: Everything’s Ruined/Nothing Works

The Cosmic Highway (Early Writer’s Circle Work 2002)

During my years at college I was introduced by a friend to Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett, and now looking back I can see how Pratchett was a big influence on my style, particularly the way in which his dialogue was structured to provide comic effect, as well as the way in which his … Continue reading The Cosmic Highway (Early Writer’s Circle Work 2002)

Crumbs For Crow: A Solstice Fairy Tale

[This was another quick writing project that was done for the monthly challenge on http://www.fantasy-writers.org. I kept the working title as I liked it, but if anyone has a more appropriate one let me know. But first, sit back and have yourself a little slice of my dark, festive offering......]Through the shifting halls of dream … Continue reading Crumbs For Crow: A Solstice Fairy Tale