Jul 062010

I’m a science fiction loving geek and, while I love all sorts of science fiction, I’ve a particular fondness for apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic material. I don’t know why that is, although I’m sure there must be some deep psychological explanation for it. However, whatever the reason, it’s a plain and simple fact: I like stories in which the human race has been brought to its knees and all but wiped out.

I’ve also always loved horror, and I can well remember staying up late as a child to watch the old double bills of classic horror movies – and as a young teenager I saw quite a few of the so-called video nasties that were subsequently banned. Um. Yes. As a young teenager. Good parenting there, then, obviously. Here’s the thing, though: I’ve turned out to be a well balanced adult who doesn’t go around killing people. However, I’m digressing slightly. Continue reading »

Jul 042010

About a month or so back I was lying in bed unable to sleep, when the first verse of this more came to mind out of nowhere. I grabbed my phone and typed it in, and two and a half of the next three verses quickly followed. It’s been sat on my phone since then, until yesterday when I transferred it to the PC and added the last two lines. (And at the same time, came up with the beginnings of two more silly rhymes about animals, which may or may not get finished at some point). Anyway, it serves no purpose, and has no real significance – but, as they say here in Brizzle, “Yer ’tis…” Continue reading »