The men sat alone in the cockpit. Nobody spoke for more than an hour but it could have been days. Besides, units of time measurement based on the Earth’s orbit seemed pointless to them now. The four men’s minds went separately to places over 240,000 miles away and the people they loved there.
West cried when he saw the Earth come into view. He wondered what his tears would do if his helmet wasn’t on. Without gravity he supposed they might just well up on his eyeballs and float away in front of him.
There had been a small explosion earlier. It hadn’t been as loud as it would have been within the Earth’s atmosphere, but it was all the more terrifying. They couldn’t see the direct reason why, but the comms panel was now useless to them, so communication with the Earth was impossible. At least two of the men privately thought this a blessing in disguise, as they did not know what they would have said to their children, their wives, their parents. Continue reading
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I’ve written another article for the good folks at Campaign Against Living Miserably – CALM, this time tackling the sticky, smelly issue of toilet etiquette. SFW
Read it here.
Take a look at this lovely bit of smut I did for Kumquat poetry
I’ve done a sweet little poem for the Pink Mist – take a look here folks.
In the lead up to the boneshaking new Lazy Gramophone project, ‘Time’, I was asked for five things that inspired my writing. Here they are. I need to grow up.
Happy to say that one of my poems, ‘Woman’ is up on the Kumquat Poetry site. You can read it here
I wrote something for those wonderful folks at CALM on male role models, mentoring and teaching.
Read the article here.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably which tries to prevent male suicide in the UK – the biggest killer among men aged 18 – 34.
Chance UK (whom I volunteer for) for are a charity working with children aged 5 – 11 with behavioural difficulties, in order to stop them developing damaging behaviour in later life.
If you’re a boy aged 12 – 17 I’ve not left you out deliberately. Maybe you’ll like one of my stories.
I’m doing a ten minute talk on Time Travel at MVMNT cafe in Greenwich on Wednesday 6 Feb. Come along. There’s poetry and other nonsense from people like Dan Simpson, Josh Siegel and more. Come along, it’ll be fun.
Here are the rest of the details for the event
Curious Makers who very kindly let me sell my tat and do my talk on Time Travel before Christmas have written a little something on the new Lazy Gramophone project Time.
Take a look here. I’d also advise you to have a look further down at the other stuff especially Jerome Flinders’ work.