He sat there, feverish and surrounded in his own blood, back pressed awkwardly against the hotel wall. Panic sounded out in the form of his frantic, laboured breaths that echoed throughout the small hallway. He clawed at his neck as bile rose in his throat. He vomited again. The carpet stained crimson.
Nina Cried Power.
I came across Nina Simone's music one lazy April evening two years ago, as if destined from above. A newly born Jeff Buckley fan, his cover (unbeknownst to me at the time) of Nina's 'Lilac Wine' was a song I quickly grew to love. After falling in love with Hozier's album, 'Wasteland Baby' that same month, in particular the opening track 'Nina Cried Power', I grew curious of who this 'Nina' was.
How to Write a Killer Short Story for a Vocal Challenge.
So a new Vocal challenge has popped up, this time asking you to write a short story. Eager to get started you read the guidelines and examine the prompt. A couple of ideas already start taking shape in your head.
The 12 Songs that Made My 2020.
Consistent is probably the last word I'd use to describe 2020 - well, except for the music I listened too. With more time than ever before to explore new genres, artists and songs, 2020 has proved to be the best year for expanding my music catalogue yet. A small feat to some but for an avid music lover like me, this simple fact has proven to be an ever-present light in the dark of 2020.
Ireland Saving the World, One Gift at a Time.
It's 2020. Everyone and their grandmother's aware of global warming and, more importantly, viscerally aware of humanity's role in speeding it up. These days more people than ever are actively taking steps to help save the environment but at this time of year, the natural stresses of Christmas make it easy to forget about the environment and we unknowingly allow excess wastes to pile up.
10 Awesome Writing Tips from Stephen King that will Greatly Improve your Story Writing.
Stephen King has been the leading man in horror stories for several decades now, but that doesn't mean his great writing tips don't transcend to other genres. In fact, King's rule's for writing encompass all kinds of fiction (and even non-fiction). These 10 tips from the critically acclaimed author have greatly improved my stories and writing, hopefully they'll help you too.
An Ode to Christmas Past.
T'was several days ago, when all through my house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse - that was, until the Vocal Team messaged me about writing this story. A story celebrating all the beautiful, little details of my usual Christmas, which every year amalgamate into something innately special and personal. (Well, every year before this one.)
5 Unique Ways you can Save the Environment (and Money) this Christmas.
Christmas has become a time of endless spending for many of us here on Earth, a time of year where we forget about saving money, cutting down on expenses and eating healthy. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, to be honest, we all deserve a break from the everyday stresses of life. That being said having a little money left over after Christmas is certainly a challenge. It seems there couldn't be a worse time to start thinking about giving back to the environment.