Homework for this weeks lecture: The Demon Parrot

“At the end of the road, turn left.” “You heard the Sat Nav, Dafydd,” The Parrot chirped menacingly in his ear. Dafydd felt claws digging deeper into his left shoulder. “Not much further now Dafydd, keep your eyes on the road, no funny business.” The tighter the talons dug into his shoulder, the tighter Dafydd…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka II

The task: Write a passage in which somebody creeps up on someone else, as if you were describing a sequence of shots in an old silent movie. The rain poured hard against the cobbled street, muffling my footsteps. But still, I held my breath. The moon lit up my path, a full moon that glinted down the narrow street. He…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka I

The task: 1) Write the opening of a piece in which a character awakes to find that something impossibly extraordinary has happened to them overnight – and then decides to go to work as normal. Your opening should contain redundant words it should also involve symbolic hints to the reader of psycho-sexual depths unknown to…

I’m going back to Uni!

Exciting times, I’ve been offered a place to study Creative Writing at Masters level at Oxford Brookes University and you know what? I’m going to accept that offfer! I think I may post some of my writing up on here if I think it’s good enough so watch this space. Things are certainly looking up.

DOS II (Divinity Original Sin 2)

Ever played Dungeons and Dragons before? It’s wonderful and is a really fun way to spend an evening with friends. Unfortunately it’s not always that easy to arrange meet ups for a campaign especially when you’ve moved home to the wrong side of the country. DOS II is the solution. DOS II is a turn…

Slow weekend

Not a whole lot has been happening to me lately so I’m just going to fill you in on what I’ve been up to. I attended an open day at Oxford Brookes University. Went swimming. Made some important phone calls. Threw snowballs for my dog; Holly to catch in her mouth. Played some games. That’s…

Flash Fiction

So yesterday I participated in a writing workshop to do with Flash Fiction. I really enjoyed it and as a result have written a few flash fiction stories myself. I may even post some on here if I’m feeling brave enough! P.S. Here’s a nice picture of me and my cat.

World Of Warships

I’ve played a lot of games in my time, starting way back in the days of the game boy advance, but I think out of all of them, the game that I have sunk the most hours into has got to be World of Warships. I don’t know what it is that constantly draws me…

Review: Night in the Woods

I’m a strong believer in Indie games, I feel like a lot of the time AAA games tend to gloss over the story aspect and focus on visual quality and create a deceptively cinematic feel. This blurs the lines between film and game which isn’t always a bad thing. However sometimes I need an emotional…

Facebroke.

No my face isn’t broken, that was my attempt at coming up with a snappy title to represent Facebook’s demise. It was the best I could come up with so it’s staying. I have always used Facebook, I don’t even know how long for anymore but it is has been a constant part of the…