Film Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)


Continue reading “Film Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)”


Drabble: What It Says To Me

Hey baby, it’s me. That’s right, I’ve come round again.

Did you miss me? You know I missed you, I really did. Now why don’t you go ahead and do what you do best?

That’s right, baby, spend me. You know I like it. Ooh yes, just like that. Go on, baby, spend me, baby, spend me, spend me!

(c) 2017

Drabble #1: By Your Side

According to Wikipedia, a drabble is:

a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. 

The idea behind the drabble is:

brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

So here is my first drabble. It’s called By your side.

“Don’t worry,” she says. “I’ll never leave you.”

And she means it.

She will always be there, supportive, a giving look in her eyes as she sacrifices herself, for his sake, over and over. All for him. Because she believes in him, even if he doesn’t believe in himself.

“I’ll always be at your side,” she says quietly, moving closer. She puts her hand on his. He doesn’t move away.

He doesn’t want her to be there. He wants her to go. He says nothing.

Railhead by Philip Reeve – Carnegie Shortlist 2017

The universe has more in store for Zen Starling than small-time thievery.


Continue reading “Railhead by Philip Reeve – Carnegie Shortlist 2017”

Sputnik’s Guide To Life On Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce – Carnegie Shortlist 2017

Sea chests, gravity surfing, and cow palaces.


Continue reading “Sputnik’s Guide To Life On Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce – Carnegie Shortlist 2017”