Scratchings on the Page

Thoughts, Stories and Randomness from the mind of a writer


June 2016

Letters to a friend: A personal apology

"I'm following your blog." I glare at you, willing you to stop talking. It's not that I don't appreciate the fact that people do read my ramblings, it really isn't. It's just the fact that I try to keep my... Continue Reading →


A note to Twitter in 140 characters or less

You have only 140 characters to share your views. Don’t use them to spew racism and prejudice. Language is a gift: don’t waste it on this. Have a go yourself. What do you want to say to social media? I'm... Continue Reading →

Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

I’ve been meaning to read this for at least the past year, yet somehow I never got around to it. I don’t know actually. It was good, certainly—more that good—but it’s difficult to describe. It was unlike any Gothic novel... Continue Reading →

Extending the Collection

State of Mind

I'm not surprised exactly about the results of the EU Referendum. I knew it was going to be close, I just can't help but wish the vote had fallen the other way around. One thing I have decided though, is... Continue Reading →

Daughter of the Oceans

The Lady of the Lake looked out over the battle and sighed. She had known that this day was coming for many moons, but still she had hoped that she had misread the signs. Such things had been known to... Continue Reading →

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

How can you describe perfection? Or—more to the point—how can you describe a fantasy so firmly rooted in reality that it feels real? Because that is the very definition of The Night Circus. Morgenstern has created a darkly delightful mystical... Continue Reading →

I feel so pathetic. I've been watching The Hobbit, which in itself is not a pathetic thing to do. What is pathetic is the fact that I've been crying over moments which are not meant to be sad. I've bubbled... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to me…

OK. That was pathetic. But it was a good birthday: no exams, and I got a middle earth mug and a portable telescope! This feels a little like showing off. I apologise if I have offended anyone with my potential... Continue Reading →

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