Tag: drama

  • It’s a collage

    It’s a collage

    It’s a collage, that’s what it is, it’s a coll-fucking-age

  • Pandora – a new acrylic painting 1000mm x 1200mm

    Pandora – a new acrylic painting 1000mm x 1200mm

    Same size canvas as Namaste and Sister Liz Related Posts:Sam – New PaintingMosaic #81022 New PaintingCorona Response Team (Painting)

  • Reviewing the Evidence

    Reviewing the Evidence

    Reviewing the evidence he just walked up to me as if it was an hour ago my legs were shaking Oh he sang better than you. It’s gonna bring tears to your eyes, I promise you I’m just practising, excuse me Yes I still want that Falls asleep ’til about 9 o’clock Tell-tale signs New […]

  • Mid-October Blues

    Mid-October Blues

    When the fallen leaves remind you that Summer’s gone And the days are getting short and the nights are getting long That’s the time to think about where you’re going to That’s the time to think about what you want to do The winter is coming, and with it a pause There’ll be time to […]

  • A couple of television scripts Work in Progress

    A couple of television scripts Work in Progress

    A couple of probably failed TV scripts from some dark corner of my hard drive Blood Brother Winners and Losers- TV Script – 2017

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    Blog abstract number 3

  • Work in Progress – TV Scripts

    Work in Progress – TV Scripts

    I’m not sure what type of writing I prefer but if I can probably narrow it down to two – they are writing novels and writing film or TV scripts. I think it’s because each of those forms allow you to write proper ‘stories’ with plots and characters. For example it’s exciting to throw a […]

  • Shadows and Silhouettes

    Shadows and Silhouettes

    NOTE: This blog post is meant primarily as a personal record of something I did and the context in which I did it. It’s no more than that. In the late sixties, when I was a teenager I used to sit in cafés and watch people. I don’t mean in a creepy way, I was […]

  • No style, no substance

    No style, no substance

    What do I mean? I mean this is a short story with no style and no substance. Why? Why not? Style is taste, substance is an illusion. Fair enough, but I don’t understand. You don’t need to. I mean I don’t understand the point of it. Of what? Your short story. This. Nor me. In […]

  • Tafftown – a new Cardiff based Soap Opera

    Tafftown – a new Cardiff based Soap Opera

    So, it looks like Tafftown is becoming a reality – when I say reality, of course I mean it’s not real, but it’s a drama of the sort that’s commonly known as a soap-opera – a term originally coined to mean a programme that depended on advertising revenues from soap (or washing powder) companies, or […]

  • The Richest Man in the World

    The Richest Man in the World

    I am the richest man in the world. They say I am a recluse, I am afraid of doorknobs, I shower in purified water a dozen times a day, and I eat nothing but the flesh of sterilised fruit. It’s true; I am the richest man in the world, the rest doesn’t matter, it’s of […]

  • Dead Flowers – a short story

    Dead Flowers – a short story

    Twenty-seven people were killed or injured when the bomb exploded. I happened to be travelling past on the bus, but I was only shaken up a little. I went to help of course; I am a doctor after all. I attended to three of the victims. Mair died on the spot and Alice lost a […]

  • Jack of Hearts

    Jack of Hearts

    IT was almost ground into the pavement outside the gift shop – a single playing card – the Jack of Hearts. I took a snap on my phone thinking I might post it to the Facebook group – Found Objects Forum. I often think about posting stuff to the group but rarely do – probably […]

  • what happened today

    “What is human emotion? Love, anger, fear – violence?” What does it mean to be human? Humans – Channel 4 Over the decades I’ve read hundreds of Science Fiction stories and so far there’s nothing new about Humans – Channel 4, Sunday June 14th, 9pm. That doesn’t mean it’s not good, I’m not sure about […]

  • It Doesn’t Matter – a Play for the Stage

    Read the whole play below, or download is a Word doc It Doesn-t Matter IT DOESN’T MATTER A ONE ACT PLAY CHARACTERS: ADAM: A MAN BEN: A MAN CARRIE: A WOMAN THE THREE CHARACTERS ARE OF WORKING AGE AND ARE IN THE SAME AGE RANGE. SCENE: TYPICAL OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/KITCHEN 2015 ADAM IS HOVERING NEAR […]

  • For the Time Being

    While working on my next novel ‘Bums’ which will be published in the Spring of 2015, I have been distracting myself by putting together a volume of other bits and pieces, called for the Time Being. It’s going to end up as a 200 page paperback book and will be published in late October or […]

  • Bumps in the Night

    TAPS – Television Arts Performance Showcase were an organisation whose aim was to discover and develop scriptwriters for television. They did pretty good for a long time then, I believe, the recession put paid to them in 2009. I was involved in a number of their schemes and wrote a short drama with them in […]

  • Web Street – Soap on the Web

    The nostalgic mood continues. Here are the first two episodes of a soap-opera / drama thing I started writing specifically for publication on the Internet in its early days – 1996. The idea was that it would be published online in short sharp episodes using only text in a visual style, though there were always […]

  • Creating a Text

    Another one from the archives. This piece was first published on John Baker’s Blog What phases are involved in the creation of a text? I have created texts of all kinds and have published poetry, short stories and a novel. I have also written and produced stage plays and short films and completed television and […]