Out now- Solstice

“You’re a tough one, Danny. I’ll give you that.” The figure slumped against the concrete didn’t acknowledge the compliment beyond flinching away from the sound of his assailant’s voice. Something heavy rumbled over the bridge above them at speed. Even as Saturday rolled over into Sunday, there were still vehicles on the motorway. The bulky, […]

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:29 am

How to steal a health service, how to save a health service

I’m already a Green, I understand that we’re the only sane vote left. But I know that some people still need some convincing. The NHS is being stolen from us by governments that are more interested in their friends’ and backers’ profits than the common good. When it’s laid out nice and clearly as above, […]

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 11:02 am

Snowy Scotland

One last photo of the view from the house I grew up in. Scotland, show off that it is, delivered, with snowy his under dark clouds. Now that it’s snowed, we have to start the timer on the first moron saying that cold weather proves climate change isn’t happening.

Posted by on 8 December 2014 | 4:40 am

Another sunset, and some Cumbrian weather

Scotland as the sun set today. This is a view I’ve photographed a few times over the year, but today was my last chance to get it in the evening. It wasn’t the best of days for a sunset timelapse, far too cloudy. Earlier in teh day, I shot a few hours of typical Cumbrian […]

Posted by on 7 December 2014 | 12:34 pm

Sunset on Lamplugh

I’m visiting the house I grew up in, possibly for the last time, so I thought I’d get some footage to remember it by. I’ve got a timelapse app on my phone, so I’m capturing videos like this one. Tomorrow, I’m going to try shooting Scotland as the sun sets.

Posted by on 5 December 2014 | 12:02 pm

Engage Pulp Speed!

Pulp writers used to knock out hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of words a year, and novels were judged to be books in the 30,000-50,000 word range. My work tends to fall within that word count (today we’re supposed to call it a novella), so in one way I already am a pulp writer. […]

Posted by on 5 December 2014 | 6:17 am

How whales change the climate

Fascinating stuff.

Posted by on 1 December 2014 | 8:37 am


Poor old Darth, it just keeps on happening to him.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:57 am

BBC News – Historical abuse inquiry: Police examine ‘possible homicide’

My current work in progress is another Irwin race against time chase around Manchester. One of the spurs was a Government proposal to contract out running of childrens homes to private interests. Which has always worked out so well in the past. On that hook, I hung a story inspired by some of the darker […]

Posted by on 14 November 2014 | 3:41 pm

Sunset over Salford

I just created this video with an app called Lapse It. Just a first go, if future ones are cool enough, I may upgrade so I can do them in HD.

Posted by on 14 November 2014 | 11:38 am