The Woman In Blue – A Ghost Story

Originally posted on The London Postcard:
Did you know London is one of, if not, the most haunted city in the world? Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there have been sightings so surreal – it can shock even the most sceptical critic to the core. London is the hub of urban legends…so I…

The Accident

This is a short story based on a dream I had a few nights ago. It kind of stemmed into a theme of – how far will you go to fix a mistake? THE ACCIDENT It was a cold, wet January afternoon when I was startled out of my reverie. A sharp knock at the…

Clinging To The Dream

A poem I just wrote because…well…do we need a reason? I’m clinging onto every dream Distant and far, so it may seem But I know if I bear enough strength The journey will shorten, every length. People laugh and mock my plans Only because they don’t understand. If I want to pursue it, I will…

The Other Side of The Door

Here’s a short story I scribbled, about a couple trying to communicate with each other following a tragic accident. The Other Side of The Door It was around mid-November that the telephone started to sound like whining, bawling monster. Becky sat on her chair by the window, hunched in the corner like a wounded cat….

THE ANTI-HERO VS. THE HERO – WHICH IS BEST?

As a writer I know how important the ‘hero’ is to the reader. Whether we’re watching a film, TV or reading a book, our stereotypical hero has to be the one we love, the one we root for, the one we want to get the girl or guy in the end. We want them to…

FROM MY TIME TO YOURS

Here is a small excerpt of a novella I started…. I’m not sure if I shall continue it but here it is anyway! FROM MY TIME TO YOURS Thomas Milden skidded to a halt, just on the cusp of Covent Garden square. He rested his palms on his knees, panting. His lungs felt heavy, struggling…

Charles Dickens, Covent Garden and The Perfect Christmas

Originally posted on The London Postcard:
by Christina Alagaratnam ‘I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.’ – A Christmas Carol Glance down Regent Street and you’ll see that Christmas has finally settled upon London. Lights are glittering down every street and shop windows are lined with decorations,…

At The Tower Of London, The Poppies Blow

We’re used to hearing about blood being spilled from the Tower of London. But this image is a haunting, poignant one that – fittingly -‘we will never forget.’ A chilling sound of a single trumpet, rings through the air. It’s a sombre moment for those of us gathered around the stunning poppy exhibition at the…