Every clown has a silver lining

The beads of sweat rolled down Mike’s cheek. He really hated that. He could feel his shirt start clinging to his back and the beads tickle his chest while they rolled down it. He wanted to kick the bundle he was lugging for being so heavy but didn’t...

The Emancipation of Mr. Rogers

Maybe the most frequent question I’ve seen asked of Joss Whedon is “Why do you write so many strong women?” or some variation thereof. I’ve almost never seen him get asked about his most subversive characters; his men. Although it can’t...

From the cutting room floor

The following is a scene from my NaNoWriMo novel (working title Inked) that I’m only now finding the energy to edit/rewrite. The villain of the piece was originally the demon in this scene but I’ve found that it didn’t really work, so I changed the...

A few of my favourite things

Friday was a crappy day at the day job and then to top it off I had to go to the dentist. Rather than bitch and moan about it, I decided to take the Sound of Music approach and think about my favourite things and after a weekend of indulging myself I thought I’d...