A Short Story: A Deal with God

He quite clearly hadn’t lived the most comfortable of lives, which I’d observed from the lack of congeniality about his appearance; countless stains and makeshift patchwork were seething across his clothing, adding to his rattled demeanour. I’ve always told myself it’s wrong to be so judgemental of those around us, but it was near impossible to not make the assumption that whoever this being might … Continue reading A Short Story: A Deal with God

How do you distinguish between a good writer and a bad one?

Writing hasn’t exactly come easily to me over the past few weeks. I’ve spent a lot of my focused energy on trying to revise for exams and occasionally doing a little bit of creative writing, not much of it worthy for the public realm. Yet there’s something about coming to visit my Dad which encourages me to write (which is worrying, I should be studying!) … Continue reading How do you distinguish between a good writer and a bad one?

A Short Story: Laureate of an American Lowlife

A short story dedicated to the life of Charles Bukowski. Based on the following writing prompt: Strangers at a bus stop, trying to mind their business, are persistently engaged with by a chatty, seemingly homeless, man. The ridicule that came alongside refusing to follow the values which society held was what demoralised him. He didn’t mind the fact that he was different to those who … Continue reading A Short Story: Laureate of an American Lowlife

A Short Story: Desolation

Based on image prompt here. Everything opposing me was unapologetically urban. For as far as I could see, there wasn’t a single sign of life that wasn’t human; no trees, no blossoming flowers and no restless weeds attempting to fill the cracks in the pavement. Only monoliths of concrete soaring from each sidewalk in the same, ceaseless arrangement. I enjoyed my nights here because even … Continue reading A Short Story: Desolation

Book Review of Dracula by Bram Stoker

I previously, perhaps during Summer, wrote a brief review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Reading it back, as one of the revolutionary classics of the gothic genre and currently my most-favoured book, I don’t think I gave the tale and it’s author the justice that they deserved. Whenever the word Dracula is mentioned, it’s easy to imagine seductive beings with a thirst for blood and that’s … Continue reading Book Review of Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Cinematic Interpretation of The Ritual

You may or may not be familiar with the work of Adam Nevill. He is a British writer and author of many reputable books – one of them being The Ritual. A horror novel released in October 2011, the piece received noteworthy accommodation from its readers and critics. So, rather expectedly, one British production company thought it’d be a great idea to make Nevill’s story … Continue reading The Cinematic Interpretation of The Ritual