Silly Poem – I write, therefore I am not.

Not a single inch of a poem have I been able to write whilst sitting here thinking about what not to write. This is the best that I cannot do. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 2nd January, 2020 Image by Kevin McIver from Pixabay   Further posts by Jay Cool: Silly Writing Tips – HowContinue reading “Silly Poem – I write, therefore I am not.”

45: Getting There!

So what’s happened in the interim? Where have posts 38 to 44 got to? Well, that’s an easy question to answer – posts 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44 are still in my ‘unpublished’ folder! At least, their titles or placeholders, are! In short, then with my head stuffed up with the mumbo-jumboContinue reading “45: Getting There!”

Just Time

  Just time. Just time in which to write. To write about having six minutes left. Six minutes left to write about something before midnight. Midnight or midlife, for me, the day is still young enough to take more of what I have to give to it – more of my thoughts about what itContinue reading “Just Time”

The Book of Thunks: Book Review

*Disclosure:  I only review books that I have selected for my own enjoyment, and the views expressed are, therefore, even if a little batty, completely genuine. You need to be aware, though, that this review has an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through to Amazon, via the book’s image, and choose to makeContinue reading “The Book of Thunks: Book Review”


  Words fall, sticking fast to my feet – pieces of double-sided stickiness. I try to pull them off, tugging at them. Fingers, sticking to words, sticking to my feet. No way of sorting, assembling or synthesising the words into sentences or any semblance of sense, or senselessness; and seeing the futility, feeling sensible andContinue reading “Futility”

Steal a sentence!

Okay, so you heeded my advice in the post ‘Grab a Word!’ Success? Need to move on to bigger things? Then, I offer you the sentence. And, for those of you who protest that: Be quiet! And don’t speak until spoken to! Because, whereas it can be the case that less is more (and, admittedly,Continue reading “Steal a sentence!”

Savvy Writing Tips – Grab a Word!

Stuck for something to write about? Grab a word – any word! Any word from anywhere! Grab it, attach it to screen or paper and go for it! Easy! Grab your word, e.g. take ‘stuck’, the first word in this post.  Take ownership of the word.  Water it and allow the word to grow!  WhilstContinue reading “Savvy Writing Tips – Grab a Word!”

Imagining Myself to be a Poet

      Imagining myself to be a poet   Baby cradled in one arm   I wait for a flash of inspiration     Words seem to peel off my other arm   In strips, skin curling upwards,   Turning into crisps     My toddler picks one up and   eats it –Continue reading “Imagining Myself to be a Poet”