Arnos Vale Cemetery

Took my son for a jolly in Arnos Vale Cemetery today – I know, he’s a lucky lad, right?

My work in progress, We Are Gathered, will hopefully be performed here in October, so I wanted to get a feel for the place. After an explore through the shadows and having collected over a hundred and twenty photos (ones featured salvaged from the mass of photobombings), I have enough to start on the second draft.


Arnos Vale is a forty-five acre Victorian Garden Cemetery alive with nature trails, a Forest school, guided tours, hidden symbols, underground tunnels and weddings, in the heart of the vibrant UK city of Bristol. For more info, visit



Pissing on Dreams

Yesterday I watched this clip showing a little girl’s reaction to the announcement of the new Doctor Who.

Today I read an article published by The Independent stating that The Sun and The Mail Online – two national newspapers, one with an average print circulation of over 1.7 million, the latter with a daily average of over 15 million unique browsers, in June 2017 (source Press Gazette) – published nude photos of the actress chosen for the Doctor Who role.

Let’s ask ourselves, what the fuck are we doing to our daughters?

Holding Hands

A man is introduced to his long-lost family on a visit to a Neolithic longbarrow.

Holding Hands features in Issue 3 of Mythic: A Quarterly Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Read here about what inspired me to write this dark fantasy story.

May Fringe – Emma Newman & Piotr Świetlik | Cheryl’s Mewsings

Go, Piotr, go! (and, of course, Emma)

Huzzah, we are up to date! Our first reader for May was local author and sometime radio show host, Piotr Świetlik. He read part of a science fiction story set in Pennsylvania (but not that Pennsylv…

Source: May Fringe – Emma Newman & Piotr Świetlik | Cheryl’s Mewsings

What Makes A Father?

Margaret Atwood wrote in her novel, Cat’s Eye, that, “All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye.”

To aid me with a little research, can you sum up fathers in one or two sentences?