Summer Heat Wave

The weather has been glorious. I’ve been hoping on the days I’m at work that it rains so I won’t feel bad about being at work. I got my paperback copy of Further Within Darkness and impressed with all the poems in there and proud to have some of my work in there too.

I published a poem called Joe & Ivy on Spillwords Press and it’s been liked on twitter a lot including Rem from Harvester Games and Screen 7 who were part of the dev team behind the awesome horror game Downfall based on Joe and Ivy Davis.

I plan on doing some more articles on Vocal but been concentrating on Fishman and fanfic Game Of Mass Destruction.

Two of my poems Fesenjen & Boba and Darjeeling have been chosen to be published in Volume Three of Persian Sugar In English Tea. You can get volume one and two on paperback on Amazon. It’s a bilingual anthology of poems so it will be a great honour to have my poems translated into Persian.


Guest Writer Spot

Thank you for the guest spot Esther. 🙂


I’m pleased to welcome Chloe Gilholy to my Guest Writer Spot. She’s written two super poems for you to enjoy.

Before you read the poems, you might like to find out a little bit about Chloe:

Chloe Gilholy is a writer from Oxfordshire. Her hobbies and travels are a huge inspiration to her work. She has eight books published and currently currently working on her 2nd novel.

The Elderly Painter

An elderly painter

forgets his


But never forgets

old secrets buried

with a Dalmatian dog

He’s lost the TV remote

but he never loses

the loneliness

The retired counsellor

and part-time scriptwriter

has been like this since his Calamity Jane



Diet Pills In The View Of An Atheist

I believe in diet pills

as much as I believe

in Jesus Christ and

the man who walked

on the moon.



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Call for submission Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume III The bilingual anthology of love poems

Fun opportunity and for a good cause as well.


Dear Poets

About two months after successful publishing the bilingual anthology “Persian Sugar in English Tea volumes I & II” it’s time to kick off the volume III. We, the editors, appreciate the enthusiasm and kind/constructive feedback from the poets who trusted in our work and contributed. With that amazing experience, we can move forward.
I would like to invite my friends/poets who write their poems in English to submit 3-5 short poems (Max 25 lines) and/or 3-10 haiku or any other types of micro-poetry through the e-mail below. We are looking for love poems and going to choose up to three poems of each poet and translate it to Persian in a poetic way and the final anthology will be published bilingually. If a submission doesn’t follow the theme and instructions below, or contains erotica, violence, and profane language, it will be rejected immediately.
So if you are really…

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Writing Update

Haven’t done one of these in a while so thought I’d recap on how me and my writing is going on.

  • I heard back from Oxford Writers’ Circle and Corona and it’s a no from both of them.
  • My list got rejected on Listverse so I sent it to Vocal and they took it.
  • I’m currently working on chapter 7 of my novel Fishman.
  • I counted how many unfinished fan fics I had and there are 12. I’m still focusing on Game of Mass Destruction for the time being as it’s the one where I’ve got the most ideas and the biggest following so far. (It’s had over 700 hits on AO3, even though it’s on Wattpad and FF.Net.)
  • I had a huge setback yesterday which made me really upset. Nothing to do with writing, it’s work related so I’m looking for another place to work and try and leave my current job once I get accepted elsewhere. So far I’ve applied to three other places.
  • Don’t know if I said it here, but I got a poem published in Writing Magazine last month.

Negativity – The Power of Words

Nice blog entry.

Jacci Gooding, Author

Recently I read four contrasting pieces of writing. A blog, a poem and two short stories. Three of the four had one thing in common – the message and comment were negative. And not in a good way. I mean, if you were waiting for some test results and wanted more than anything for those results to be negative, then that’s negative in a positive way, right? But just to be negative without finding a positive – or indeed even looking for a positive – doesn’t help anyone and can isolate your readers.

Let me elaborate. Item one, the poem. Written by an elderly gent who had a subtle rant about how awful the world had become and how dreadful that all the fields (one, probably) were being turned over to build houses. His poem was not just irritating but self-indulgent and – if I may invent another word for…

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Fishman Progress – update 4

It’s been a while since I did an update on Fishman’s progress. I’ve finished five chapters and three flashback scenes and the total word count so far is up to about 10,000. Those who have read the last and first chapter of Fishman enjoyed it and really like sound of Bobby’s Grandpa, so he’ll get a lot more scenes later on in the novel.

I wrote a 300 flash fiction for last month’s flash fiction contest on Flash Zero with the idea of Bobby meeting a genie. I don’t know if I will include the genie into the story as I’m not quite sure how he would fit into the novel.