User avatar The Cheek of It

This completely took me by surprise!

 

 

Now I am used to receiving abuse from family members, close friends, clients, the general public and the occasional letters through the post, but this is a new low. I was recently walking past a new development of houses and what did greet me upon turning […]

User avatar Broken

In the last two weeks, the following things have broken.

My central heating boiler, which was broken for a week My phone, which had to be sent off for a week and a half My coffee pot, which still isn’t fixed My watch, which still isn’t fixed My iPod, which I had buy parts to […]

User avatar My Four Pounds

I bought a thing off eBay for a Christmas present. It cost me some money, plus £4 post and packaging. That’s reasonable enough. I paid the money and entered my work address for delivery so that it wouldn’t be sent back if I was out.

What I didn’t expect – what nobody expected – was […]

User avatar Ian vs Crush Songs

Ian: Hello? Crush Songs: Hello Ian. Ian: Hello Crush Songs by Karen O. I’ve wanted to listen to you for a while; sorry it’s taken me so long. Crush Songs: Oh think nothing of it. Now, are you ready? Ian: I am, yes. Crush Songs: Are you ready for fourteen songs that all sound the […]

User avatar What? Eh? What?

What the hell is this?

Just… can someone give me a hand here? I can see something, there’s definitely something there right in front of my eyes, because my eyes register that there is something on the screen. But what is it?

I think it’s a picture of some description. There are some people […]

User avatar Mild Frustration (a short play)

A young man, not feeling too great, has a nice face, decides to try to attend to his illness by calling his doctors. It’s Monday morning.

Man: Hello, I’d like to make an appointment. Receptionist: Right what we normally do is not make an appointment but ask the doctor to call you instead. Man: Oh […]

User avatar Words I Hate, Part 4

Words are the foundation of our language, the tools of our communication. As well as being useful to us, they can also be beautiful: the sounds they make and the feelings they evoke are all a fundamental part of the experience of human interaction.

Not all words are like this. Some words are stupid. Like […]

User avatar Words I Hate, part 3

It’s becoming traditional (come on, we’ve been up and running for three months, so anything that’s been running this long definitely counts as a tradition) for me to wheel out another canister of literary vitriol around the start of the month. And seeing as April is looming up ahead of us I’d better get cracking […]