Little cat on a piano

Sweet little mouth A twitch of the nose Whiskers stand to attention Wise eyes watching A fly on the wall Contemplating a pounce Sitting upright Like the piano I am on All paws in place Dark red collar Quite well-maintained Just my name-tag askew And in the corner Those are my parents On the day … Continue reading Little cat on a piano

Alternate endings

When writing short stories or poems, I rarely know the story when I first begin writing. Often it's just a vague idea or situation I picture, which I then develop upon as I write. Sometimes I realise what my primary plot-line will be, sometimes I think of an ending that I like and write towards … Continue reading Alternate endings

Public Speech

Take a breath Walk up the steps Try not to trip. Stammer over your opening line Someone laughs Your heart does a flip. Ignore them all, Just keep speaking Now try to meet their eyes. Get louder, clearer, Growing in confidence It gets easier, to your surprise. State all your points - Cool, calm, collected … Continue reading Public Speech