Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

The Monks

Image credit: Heartland Arts/Shutterstock.com   We’re not sure when the monks turned, or why. Rumors had swirled thought the Vatican for years.  People pointed to the snake like architecture of papal lodgings and meeting rooms. They whispered about secret meetings … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work

  Image Credit: Nomad_Soul/Shutterstock.com   When they called it the Purge I thought, hey yeah, that sounds cool. I mean, it does, doesn’t it? I wasn’t thinking about that horror movie franchise of the time and all the political garbage … Continue reading

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The Old School-House

The old school house They closed it down When children went missing All over town When people gossiped Said in its walls The monsters crept We heard their calls Hysteria rising Each passing day The old school principal Passed away … Continue reading

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Truly Gothic Literature

Daniel Keats was a little known writer when he was alive. Like many aspiring authors he banged away endlessly at his keyboard each day, hoping to write that one novel that would make him famous. But as the rejection slips … Continue reading

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Trafficked

This time they chose the wrong one to traffic. It’s funny how sometimes it’s the most usual of things that bring an operation undone, and this certainly was instant karma, rough justice really. They’d done their usual sweep of the … Continue reading

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Art Show

Davis: I swear to god I warned them. Priest’s art shows were always bizarre and frankly in poor taste if you ask me, but my bosses didn’t care. As long as it sold, and controversy sells, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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Follow Me

She said follow me into the forest. I heard her, so clear. Even though she, herself, was indistinct and never came too near. She wavered in the moonlight. I saw her shadowy form. And even though it frightened me, she … Continue reading

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Levitate

These days we levitate On words and thoughts of indiscriminate hate From partisanship we’ll not deviate No matter the chaos we create These days the truth will fly For but a moment whereas a lie Traverses the globe in a … Continue reading

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Special Room

My uncle Wilson lived in a very old house that he’d inherited from his grandfather. Sometimes we’d visit around Christmas time because mother said he was lonely. “He always was, even as a boy” she said with mix of fondness … Continue reading

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Consume

They say never go to where the trees meet in that forest. Where their branches and roots clasp to one another like some silent, waiting web. If you go there, they say, you don’t return. The trees are hungry, they … Continue reading

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