New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series”

I have participated many times in the Iron Writer Challenge, and have been fortunate to win a few. In The Challenge 5 authors are given 4 disparate elements (in one case mine were a coconut, a wheel from a covered wagon, a vacuum tube radio and a Komodo dragon…!) and then have 5 days toContinue reading “New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series””

10 second love story / “The intended length of ever after”

This poem was my entry in the 2014 Iron Writer Championship, in which I took second place: “The intended length of ever after” Finding a way to keep alive the allusion of your illusion is more difficult than finding a desert island treasure map X And if I thought I could see you again justContinue reading “10 second love story / “The intended length of ever after””

My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map”

My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map” “We have an exciting show this afternoon as we hear competitive microfiction readings for the annual Iron Writer challenge.  The four winners of the last year come together pen to pen to fight for the honor of being named the Iron Writer 2014.Continue reading “My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map””

My poem “Kingsfoil” wins the Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open

I am happy and humbled to have won the inaugural Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open.  The Iron Writer Challenge (www.theironwriter.com) give 4 writers 4 days to write a 500 word story or poem – the catch is that the writers are given 4 disparate elements that must be included.  This week’s elements were: an incubus,Continue reading “My poem “Kingsfoil” wins the Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open”

“Dashboard drawing board” wins The People’s Poetry contest!

http://peoples-poetry-competition.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/3-dashboard-drawing-board.html Dashboard drawing board I do my best writing while drivingusing a dashboard drawing boardand rolled down window arm restwith a stolen bank ink penattached to nothing bya few remaining links of chainI write crooked words on the pagesof a drug store spiral pocket notebookand just as I would clean upbefore hospital visits to youIContinue reading ““Dashboard drawing board” wins The People’s Poetry contest!”

The Iron Writer Challenge – please vote!!!

Hello Friends – I have a favor to ask of you.  This weekend I am participating in “The Iron Writer Challenge” – I know many of you know this but just in case you don’t, it’s a writing contest where four writers are given four disparate elements – for this week’s challenge they are a coconut,Continue reading “The Iron Writer Challenge – please vote!!!”