An introduction

This is a collection of often witty, insightful and informative short stories.  Each piece will, I think you’ll find, make your overall experience of life a little warmer, a little fuzzier and a tad more interesting. Inspiration is drawn from either conversation, observation or the first thoughts on waking. Sometimes the words fall onto the page with a carefree aplomb and other times prised out of the ether with a crowbar. I love the story that flows from the pen with a curious ease just as much as I love the challenge of writing the one that refuses to cooperate.  Hopefully you won’t be able to spot the difference. There are, or have been certain themes that reappear.  Free will pops up from time to time, is in fact woven into several pieces. Death makes the odd appearance as does the concept of betweenness, the unseen energy that passes between a thing of beauty and its admirer, be it a piece of music, a landscape or a silent understanding between lovers. Also, in a couple of pieces, I explore  ‘the spectrum of incredulity’ the notion of belief.

There are plenty of shorter pieces, little distractions, slices of fantasy and escapism to delve into should you be pressed for time. Humour is an important part of life, sometimes used to bond with others or to lighten the tension in a room or, just for the hell of it. I try to inject humour where ever appropriate in my writing, as in life, when things get heavy whip out a feather.


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