Dear Erica

It’s almost Halloween and I know some of my readers like to read spooky stories around this time. This is a story that didn’t make it into SEEDS as it just didn’t quite fit the collection. What it is, you’ll have to decide for yourself. I suppose I think of it as a ghost story,

Sneak Peek: SEEDS

The first story in my new collection SEEDS is a flash-fiction piece entitled "Bloom." It follows an elderly couple on a road trip as they celebrate their anniversary and encounter a field of mystical sunflowers. As a special sneak peek, I am delighted to share it with you now.

A Nice Soothing Horror Story

A very quick update as I go through today’s to-do list: With the whole of Aotearoa, New Zealand plunged once more into a Level 4 lockdown and anxieties rising again, it might seem somewhat counterproductive to write about how consuming horror can help and heal. But that’s just what I’ve been doing. With huge thanks

Memento Vitae: Memories of Life

Memento Vitae is a creative writing project I have been working on in one form or another since early 2019. It became a part of my website in June 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Memento Vitae project is an exploration through pictures, poems and prose of how we attach memories to

It Feels “Write”.

This piece about living with chronic pain was first published on The Mighty in 2018, but it seems to have disappeared. As it’s still very relevant, but not something I often tend to discuss at length, it feels right to republish it here, with some minor updates/edits. As always, when writing a personal piece, I