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It was a privilege to be asked to write for The Cancer Society in 2019. The organisation which helps those affected by the disease and their loved ones. In a world oversaturated by information and media, what a great challenge to bring the Cancer story back to the forefront. To invigorate discussion, research and donation. […]

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New Writing

In the age of Kondoism is it ok to not let go?

Small enough to fit inside a closed fist, the black painted ox has lain quietly in its box for over thirty years. Inside its earthenware shell a hidden metal ball rattles and wards off bad luck like a witch doctors drum. Dewy painted eyes watch with the patience of a reliquary. Red rough vestiments tickle […]

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New Writing

The Soldier and The Queen.

Prologue: In the pale dawn light, a dark figure scuttles over ruined Parisian rooftops. Low on four limbs, its abdomen scrapes over broken tiles and split guttering. Stumbling, it pauses, tasting the air. Shivering it clasps a fur coat closer with reptilian claws. Cold blood oozes from a deep cut in its flank. A yellow […]

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Flash Fiction
New Writing

Shakespeare and Sausages.

The night of the Petersburg Neighbourhood Dramatic Society’s performance had arrived. Felicity Trangle was director and running late.  The motley group of shopkeepers, teachers and retirees had worked tirelessly from lunchtime to transform the John Ridge Community Hall into a Shakesperian wonderland.  The Prince would be wandering around in a landscape of fruit and veg […]

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New Writing

Cinderella 2.0

Cinderella as SciFi – Opening of Act 1.                                                             *** Veronica Jones’ deskmate, Javid Daniels, wheeled his chair over. In his haste bumping her latte and […]

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Flash Fiction
New Writing

Bad Dancing on a school night…

A young woman called Patricia Wright while attending her local Inner Motion Dance Collective one Thursday night said: “OK.”  If it was to Barry Braun, the balding middle-aged chemist who had a perchance for beige slightly too see-through leggings offering a bran biscuit. Fine. Or yes to Mable Blaine’s invitation to the Korean Bathhouse post-dance […]

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Script Coverage

Script Coverage – The Lexicon.

The writer has crafted a high action, high suspense sci-fi story which could require a big budget but manages to pack in all the tent pole attributes into a contained urban location.

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Script Coverage

Script Coverage – The One Thing.

After losing her job as a well paid personal assistant to one of the top fashion editors in London, MARIA WRIGHT takes the last tube home to her very drab flat.

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New Writing

New Zealand Lockdown : Halfway?

CNN ran a story recently advising the world to learn from a tiny windswept Pacific island, in the middle of nowhere. A high profile piece is run about New Zealand’s admirable COVID-9 response in The Washington Post. International compliments in a time of global difficulties. New Zealanders have long chuckled or been rankled about being […]

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Script Coverage

New Zealand Lockdown: Day something or other…

Still the only first week of lockdown? Life is becoming surreal. Rip Van Winkle famously escaped his nagging wife to fall asleep in the Catskills for twenty years. Waking and finding the world a different place, he seemed to get over it ok. Gender stereotypes aside, its a tale worth rereading. It’s short and most […]

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New Writing

New Zealand Lockdown – Day 2.

Puppet tigers and impossible FX. Weta Digital, the famous VFX house that brought the world that Gollum guy and pretty much-defined CGI in the process, is now working remote. Sounds pretty current for the times. Most big tech firms went remote early, after all, isn’t that what they excel at? IT? Networking and routing and […]

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