New Fiction: The Ravine

Here's story number 38 on my Tales of Fiction blog. I wrote a slightly shorter version of this for T'articulation's first fanzine back in the Spring. Hope you enjoy! ********************************************************************************* The Faurians clustered around me in the near total darkness, their damp fur bristling with voices. I was their translator. They spoke only in movement, …

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New Fiction: “True Ancestors”

There's a new short story on my fiction blog! I wrote this piece for an event called 'Honouring Your Ancestors' hosted by the Portsmouth T'articulation group during this year's Darkfest. The story has a science fiction feel, to coincide with the launch of my latest 5 track EP, Moon Heart, which is available now from Spotify, …

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Dead Men Telling Tales

I wrote this article for the Port Towns research group based at the University of Portsmouth. They have a really fascinating archive of articles and information on maritime culture & history. You can follow PTUC on Twitter, and Facebook.  Maritime Gibbet Lore in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture   The practice of gibbeting, also known more specifically …

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‘Everyday Synaesthesia’

I’m a synaesthete; a neurological condition described by the University of Sussex as: “A joining together of sensations that are normally experienced separately. ” I started my Everyday Synaesthesia blog so that non-synaesthetes might be able to grasp what it’s like living with the condition on a day to day basis, from a personal perspective. My ability …

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Darkfest Viral Video Workshop

On Saturday 4 August I attended a fantastic workshop on viral video making & marketing by Roy Hanney of Southampton Solent University.The workshop was held in the gorgeous Groundlings Theatre; a building with a lot of character, not to mention a very impressive costume & prop department. We formed small working groups with the aim that …

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Dark Songs 3

11TH November @ Square Tower, Portsmouth  "Entertainers. Visionaries. Songsmiths, alternative bands, poets. Gut-wrenching to gothic, introspective to extrovert. Monster folk, music hall. Low-fi, pop & chanson, from the ethereal to the melodramatic. Sinuous songwriting from Pompey’s crazy creatives: Wordbass, Philip Jeays, Gothamistic, Eilís Phillips, Edelle McMahon, Jamie & the Jets, Hudson & Lestrade, Radio KWG and more..." I'm extremely excited to have been …

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