Merry Climate Change and Happy Global Warming

Oh, the weather is unseasonably mild And the grass is growing wild, And as there’s no sign of snow, Gotta mow, gotta mow, gotta mow! Yep, nothing quite says ‘Christmas Eve’ like mowing your lawn… Continue reading Merry Climate Change and Happy Global Warming

Kid’s Short: Snow Adventure

The wonderful Susanna Leonard Hill has announced her 4th Annual Holiday Contest and again I’m approaching it as a writing exercise. This time I have a massive 350 words in which to write ‘a children’s story in which wild weather impacts the holidays’ (i.e. Christmas etc.). I’m deliberately avoiding a weather-centric story as I remember that my favourite children’s stories were almost always based around … Continue reading Kid’s Short: Snow Adventure

Christmas Crimestoppers

(a festive poem originally written for Crimestoppers ‘Rat on a Rat’ campaign to tackle drug dealers, 2004) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, And on a roof broad and flat… Santa was calling to Rat on a Rat! He’d delivered some gifts a few seconds ago And had spotted some lads in the alley below. “They’re pushing drugs!”, said Santa with shock And he reached for … Continue reading Christmas Crimestoppers