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.

Older Gods

They said the older gods were returning. They kept skulls of animals to approximate their gods. She liked the skulls very much. She could feel their power and promise when she held them. She could almost hear the gods on … Continue reading

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Black Cat

Black cat watching Deep in the night Spring out one moment Kill us with fright Black cat purring Stalking its prey Who will survive till Sweet break of day? Black cat omen Witches and spells All of your secrets Nobody … Continue reading

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Night Stalker

He was a night stalker. Her night stalker. He came in the dark of the night, pitch black like his heart, a shadowy form at one with the shadowy realms. He never touched her, just watched her sleep. There was … Continue reading

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Die-Baby

Don’t be a die-baby Don’t make us die Never a cry-baby Only we cry Over our heads See how you fly We’ll never catch you We’ll never try Dear little die-baby Mercy is sweet Don’t make us sigh, baby Fall … Continue reading

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The White Lady

After a while the people stopped visiting the house. It didn’t matter how grand the estate was, or what the purple prose of the advertising said. ‘Come see a place as close to Pemberley as you’d ever imagine’ they said … Continue reading

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Ritual

She offered herself for the ritual. It was to be her twin sister, but she loved her sister too much. She said take me, and so they did. She was a believer, she always spoke in mystical terms, and saw … Continue reading

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Carousel

This carousel makes you ride forever. It takes you somewhere else. It’s a portal, don’t you see? To a world of infinite games, infinite fun, infinite youth. That’s the sales pitch, anyway. Parents who don’t want their children bring them … Continue reading

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Secret

I’ve got a secret Shall I tell? You think you’re in heaven Welcome to hell See me winking Hear how I laugh? I am the lord here You’re the fatted calf You think you matter You think they might care … Continue reading

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Hallowed Grounds

They would come to worship in the depths of night, to these hallowed grounds. The forest marked the edges of humanity and the realm of the divine seemed but a heartbeat away, bleeding into their world through little candle lights. … Continue reading

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Entropy

I am living entropy dissolving Into the uncaring sky Surrounded by the cacophony of lives lived unseeing Floating dissolution, dislocation Piece by piece I am my father’s child Loveless and alone Barren and old now Fulfilling the genetic blueprint Set … Continue reading

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