Here you’ll find twenty two of what I refer to as my “Proper poems”, those longer and classically structured works that evoke a time when the demands and rigours of poetry made it something special. Following on from these are a selection of my verse tweets from my social media presence: forty seven variously humorous, pointed, poignant, downright silly, but invariably multilayered and always thoughtful verses in less than a hundred and forty characters—a master class in concision.
This volume, Tissue of Truths, then concludes with three of my short stories, one a prelude to my Dica series of speculative fiction novels, one a reminiscence from my own childhood days, and one a ghostly tale set in the Yorkshire Dales.
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\outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 Unable to get her head and heart back on track after her marriage crumbled, Alexandra Henry signed up to take part in an expensive, radical self-help, self-esteem program that would put her on a secluded island for seven days with someone just as broken. Together they would team-up to survive, renew trust in the opposite sex, and grow mentally stronger through candid conversation, while taking on nature at the same time.\
Expecting someone tired and downtrodden, Alexandra was shocked when they delivered energetic, dark-haired, cocky, Adonis – Carson Jack.\
How could someone like him know about heartache? Hope fizzled on the spot. She wouldn’t come out of the experience any better than when she went in. Or would she?\