Tag Archives: youth

Whats In A Name


It was my father who told me once, that if you wanted to enjoy a sensible conversation with my mother it was important to catch her attention before noon. As he said, “She does not object to swallowing but will not … Continue reading

Posted in character, childhood, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Life, Peter Wells, Relationships, Talent, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

A Weekend With The Powerful


At University you could get a bit of street- cred by striking attitudes, or looking mystical and muttering quasi-profundities such as “Yellow is the heart of Green” and then looking deep into the other persons eye as if a number … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Life, Love, Peter Wells, Relationships, Romance, Talent, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

A Moving Testament


A sense of destiny, of course, is sprinkled liberally amongst the young, but I, middle aged and drifting towards obscurity, know that character will out, and make its disappointments and possible justifications known to those who drift beyond the innocence of … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Environment, faith, Life, Love, Peter Wells, poetry, Relationships, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

You Would Not Love Me Now


I never met you, knew you, or had your love but then I did. The image of the girl who would walk up to me in life, as if it were some railway station and laugh, smile and  warm your heart in my embrace faded … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, faith, Fiction, Life, Love, old age, Peter Wells, Relationships, Romance, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Reflections in a Prison Cell


His life had been built on manners more or less, and some abilities, diffidently expressed, and a detailed crafted sense of what was right. He had a love of music, overriding in its intensity, because he knew that music never lies: … Continue reading

Posted in character, childhood, community, creative writing, Environment, faith, Fiction, Life, Love, Relationships, Uncategorized, vintage-cars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Rosewood School For Young Vampires


At the Rosewood School for Young Vampires, where the curtains are always drawn against anything but knowledge, Tommy Fang, a comparatively new boy at the age of eighty , was sitting in a solitary position at the back of the school … Continue reading

Posted in character, childhood, community, cooking, creative writing, Environment, Fiction, humour, Life, Talent, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Updating Poetry for the ‘Get Wise Quick’ Generation


I have been looking for a way to waste the rest of my life. You know, to find an occupation, a cause, a fanatically consuming obsession which demands my every waking thought and calorie, and now I think I may … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Life, poetry, skils, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The Blessèd Crèche


I’ve heard talk of a world where the old were revered and respected: living in the homes of their children and grandchildren, and enjoying the attention years of hard work and accumulated wisdom had earned them. Where smoke rose in lazy whisps from houses … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Environment, Fiction, Life, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

The Final Judgement


Not to rub it in, but it hadn’t gone all that well for Simon. Nothing too bad, of course. I wouldn’t like to exaggerate but he always remained, how would you say it, just outside the winner’s circle. Just below the balcony where … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Life, life2, Relationships, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Talent Spotting For Dummies


As a young teenager my main passions were football, and history. You can’t “do” history, or at least not if you’re a small boy, because it’s all in the past, and Henry XIII is too busy getting married again to discuss his … Continue reading

Posted in character, childhood, creative writing, humour, Life, life2, skils, Talent, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments