Cosplay (a poem)

Cosplay I knew there would be trouble (and I was in no mood for trouble) when he shadowed me off the tram and hissed into my ear, Why are you dressed like that? Halloween isn’t for months. Dipping my head, I changed my plan, and ducked into the service station on the corner, but he…

What I’m Reading June 2017

It’s been a hectic, tiring month. I’ll explain more in a post to come later in the week, but for the moment let me capture the feeling by saying it’s taken me a couple of minutes just to compose these first two (rather boring!) sentences. It’s no coincidence then that two of these books should…

What I’m Reading May 2017

I’m afraid this month’s reading update is rather meagre. Not in quality – the opposite, in fact! – but because I haven’t been reading very much, skipping from one book to another. The reason? Tiredness. Reading Matters is almost here! (FYI: there are only tickets left for the Public Day). I began The Dispossessed and…