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

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

Make Your Interests Part of Your Daily Routine

Needless to say, writing has taken a backseat in my life for the past two days – this makes me sad, but timekeeping has never been something that I’m good at. This weekend has felt like a rodeo bull and I haven’t known whether I’ve been coming or going for most of it. Work has been long and my hours in the outside world have been Continue reading “Make Your Interests Part of Your Daily Routine”

Film Review of To the Bone

Courtesy of Talkie Magazine, a film-related online publication whom I’ve recently founded and now edit and write for. Here is an example of one of my film reviews. See more of my posts here. Directed by Marti Noxon, the lady who created a series as amazing as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I had high hopes for To the Bone. Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes, the critic consensus of To … Continue reading Film Review of To the Bone