Creative Writing PhD

Can you feel the night? I watch stars as a small herd of sheep quietly graze on evening grass. The hills are monochrome against a dark sky. A small flicker of light hugs a corner near the dry riverbed. This is Bethlehem in Galilee. You know the light. It comes from a stable cut into…

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Stone Cottage

Who lives at Stone Cottage? Firstly, there’s a man who sometimes writes poetry and sometimes prose-fiction. He is greying. Likes walking and photography. Likes to cook, has a penfriend in Poland and is known, on this website, as Fender (that’s me – goodness knows why I am writing in third person!). I am keeping the…

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What To Expect…

I wrote this poem in Finland. I was staying there for three months on a university exchange program (I was training to be a nurse). I spent a lot of the time in Finland just wandering around the magnificent countryside and one day stumbled upon a little graveyard surrounded by trees, spring flowers and the…

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A Patterdale Walk

We did this walk about two years ago and I recommend it to anyone spending time in the Lake District. I filmed the walk while my co-walkers had to put up with the camera pointing at them all the time. The ‘stars’ are: my wife Sarah, my ex-wife Mary and her partner Alan and a…

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