Simon took a deep breath. All the training to prepare him for this moment did nothing to relieve his anxiety. It was his first day working at St. Stephen’s Hospital, and though he knew he’d have to do this at some stage, he hadn’t expected it so soon. He wiped a drop of sweat from … Continue reading First Day on the Job
Whoever said Germans don’t have a sense of humour had obviously never heard of the comedy duo Marx and Engels. The pair’s satirical works may be over a hundred and fifty years old, but their style is a refreshing change from most modern political humour in that it is actually funny. Their most famous piece … Continue reading Book Review: The Communist Manifesto
I stepped outside. I stepped into another world. My eyes flailed about, grasping for man-made familiarity, but there was not a wall or screen within their reach. Space stretched out in all directions, full of colour and sound. Silhouettes lining the horizon hooked my gaze: trees upon distant hills, standing as ancient monuments unaware of … Continue reading A Step Outside
Inventive twist on old roast beef, I set you now between my teeth. Sliced thick and pepper crusted, Wholemeal bread with a little mustard. And why not add a slice of cheese? Don’t mind if I do, make it Swiss please. They know their cheese, those Swiss folk, They make it so smooth and holey … Continue reading Ode to a Pastrami Sandwich
The gripping saga of a chicken.
Selfish hearts, With spiteful words, Declaring themselves the lights of the world. In the name of love, The vilest rage, Welcoming in the enlightened age. Sitting as gods, The makers of truth, Moulding their image on innocent youth. Dissent is sin, Submission divine, The only safe place is to fall into line. … Continue reading The Enlightened Age
When I first began to take an interest in reading and writing I thought I should check out some of Ernest Hemingway’s work, since he is considered one of the best in the business. I began with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novella, The Old Man and the Sea. It wasn’t long before I understood why this book … Continue reading Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea