This small bird


This small bird Once, there was a bird–small, not quite feathered, lost.  This bird was savaged, almost ripped in two. It fluttered against walls, bins, drainpipes, and into oily puddles, searching for a place of safety. Unable to flee, to escape into the blue, it sought refuge amongst the litter and the discarded, things of […]

Musings on Satan’s Frozen Bottom


At the end of Inferno, Dante and Virgil find Satan trapped up to his waist in the frozen pit of hell. I came across this picture and it sparked a little scene in my head. Ice skating demons turning up for work. “Mornin’ Boss,” said Steve. “Get you a coffee?”Satan yawned and wished he could […]

Who on earth does she think she is?


Rachel Jones is a real human being, despite there being some scientific evidence to the contrary. Rachel’s passion for words began in early childhood. Her father crafted her a bed out of a bookcase. This magical place was where she first dreamt of writing her own stories. She has published poetry and prose in different […]