Burnt Orange

When you entered the room Instantly, you turned the boys heads Like Desdemona had arrived Dynamic Heaven’s angel mixed with Hell’s fury Only time would decide what happened next Meeting up with old friends By the banks of the waterside Reality – you would be back at your post come morning Expectations – out ofContinue reading “Burnt Orange”


Degree As the honour was laid on him the ennobled made a request could the hall staff keep the dining room warm ? he thought that it was best see he’d climbed up great Mount Everest without even catching a chill but drafty University corridors were enough to make him hold still turn up  theContinue reading “Degree”


A response to the prompt Roots by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell Salford 8th May 2017 Like any other little seed, you need time to grow grasp the air spread some branches And when the time is right charged with energy and excitement you’ll take your own flight before landing on the soil ofContinue reading “Roots”


Apprentice Written by Brian F Kirkham for the Apprentice prompt 7/5/2017   Flour strewn across the table cocoa liberally cast on the floor cinnamon dust lines the air cutting through the icing sugar fog And through the icing sugar mist the young lad who’s eager to learn emerges to grab his bosses attention he wasContinue reading “Apprentice”


Devastation 25th January 2017 They’re chopping down a field of trees in the name of education, they need the wood you see “For the pencils!” they all plea   but its not just education but houses and furniture too there’s plots of brown compacted soil where once – a lush forest grew   And passing throughContinue reading “Devastation”


In response to the daily post discover challenge Connection Connection by Brian F Kirkham 3rd August 2016   When we were younger we played in the park communicating between trees through a piece of string   Walking hand in hand through the marigolds whispering sweet nothings as we picked daisies   Playing games Sharing laughsContinue reading “Connection”

Letter to Pratchett

#NaPoWriMo #fanletter #PTerry A fan letter to the late #TerryPratchett, (who I met at a Book signing in Manchester back in 2003). Hi there Terry, It’s me, the Lanky lad from Lancashire Memories of meeting you in Manchester Along with an Army of other readers Discussing our favourite Discworld books, As we waited in theContinue reading “Letter to Pratchett”