Me and Pete started gardening in our first year. I didn’t know a thing about gardening. Pete had done a bit before. We kind of made it up as we went along. We handed a shit load of leaflets out and people started calling us for work. Pete researched some spool about Japanese knotweed, which […]Read more "Pete"
Hello, I am desperately seeking your help. I am part of a short story competition for literary magazine Bartleby Snopes. This is something really exciting for me and I would be really grateful if any of you could vote for my story. The story is called ‘Forget-me-not’. You can vote for it at http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories.htm If you […]Read more "Desperate, vain plea for votes"
In recent weeks, I have developed something of a hunch. Sauntering about the town, pavements are ever populated by a strange, breathy sort of folk – a panting, scantily clad breed of human, that meanders about tirelessly…trudging onwards in a futile, sticky gloom. They are known commonly as ‘joggers’, here in the UK. You know […]Read more "The Truth About Joggers."
It appears to be that time of year again. That long awaited, highly anticipated season…’Summer’. Well, maybe the twilight days and weeks of it, but I think you would agree it is ‘Summer’ nonetheless. Well, unless you’re in Australia. I presume it is winter there. For those of us in the pea sized United Kingdom, […]Read more "The Measure of Men."
In Darwin’s broadened, prophetic eye, survival was deemed to be attributed to the fittest. And it seems to have rung true, this sweet tongued aphorism, “survival is of the fittest!”, for folks ever since. I mean, I suppose it makes sense. It seems to have made sense for all of history. For those troublesome dinosaurs, […]Read more "Survival of the Vapid."
Awkwardness is the sole trait in humankind that separates us, Man, from the rest of the living, breathing, reproducing life on this Earth. It is the only truly human instinct. Do animals wear clothes to shroud their naughty bits? No to my knowledge. Do they analyse endlessly where exactly their hands should fall during casual interaction, so […]Read more "5 Excruciatingly Awkward Situations for Men."