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…

Va Bene! Italia!

Holidays are nice particularly holidays to Italy. Having recently returned from an excursion to the boot peninsula I am glad to confirm that Italy is a good place to have a holiday. A mere week was all the time I allotted myself for such a boot like country and yet my accomplice and I managed…