It's the monthly vlog on how I'm doing in terms of mental health and general wellbeing. Apologies that posts to this blog have slowed down, will try and crack on with some reading and film watching so I can start some reviews again. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kvk5B7bTYwM Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.
This is the update for April, and I talk about returning to work, and how that's going so far. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0NoI-sfZxc0 Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.
This book is a little different from the ones I normally review because while it's definitely fiction it's not a traditional novel. This is part of the Fighting Fantasy series, and they're a series of roleplaying books where the reader chooses how the action unfolds. I've done books like this as a kid, but this … Continue reading Book Review: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone
I think one of the things would surprise teenage Chris is how much of a proud Cymro I have become as I got older. I support independence, I vote Plaid Cymru and I get angry about the way my country, and its language, are routinely insulted, dismissed or ignored. And it seems I'm not alone … Continue reading Book Review: Cofiwch Dryweryn by Mari Emlyn
This is the second book by Guy N. Smith that I've read this year, having really enjoyed Night of the Crabs, This book is another fast moving, pulpy horror novel, but does have a major flaw. Namely, the hero of the story Gordon Hall. He's not the most likeable bloke, and while some of this … Continue reading Book Review: Werewolf By Moonlight by Guy N. Smith
Monthly update on health and wellbeing, and I mention this twitter account which runs best album polls which I've found a good way to pass the time. https://www.youtube.com/embed/tOGJx298pBk Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.
The attic was the last room, and he'd cleared most of it when he found the album.It had a white cover, the ones downstairs had been red and blue. And he didn't recognise the women in the photos.His uncle's exes?There were five women featured, all of them blondes. Uncle Terry had a type obviously.Each one … Continue reading Flash Friday: The White Album
I've seen the movie version of this, so I knew what this was about and there was a risk of it being "old man fears technology" but it's actually a very well done and clever thriller, with King showing his skills at building tension and a sense of growing unease. The plot is simple, while … Continue reading Book Review: Cell by Stephen King
I recently did the #3albumsfinal on Twitter and I thought I'd use the album titles of the 82 albums as writing prompts, so here's the first one. Click!The crowd cheered. But they'd have cheered either way.Money changed hands and I forced a smile as I reached across the table to him.The gun was heavy, an … Continue reading Flash Friday: Revolver
A slightly more risque piece this week. "I have to talk to you about something."She fidgets, hesitates. Takes a final deep breath like someone atop a high dive and plunges in.It was an accident, she was using the phone, with my wife's permission, and she opened the gallery and there they were.Picture after picture of … Continue reading Flash Fiction: That’s Me in the Corner