ETCHINGTON’S DEMISE Inspector Lestrade: “Good God Watson, the pair of you took your bloody time getting here. You only live around the sodding corner. What kept you so long?” Dr Watson: “The reason for our ‘brief’ delay I’ll have you know was that Holmes insisted he finish The Times crossword puzzle whilst sat in the … More SHERLOCK HOLMES SUFFERS DETECTIVE’S BLOCK


False hugs and latent promises, a precursor to love? Maybe hate? She could never decide.  Yet here, in this glorified candlelit pigpen, immune from sirens, horns and streetwise revelry, the old guard are at play. Leaning on the bar, dressed to the gaudy nines (dressed to the gaudy nines to blend in, no other reason) … More CANCELLED APPOINTMENT


red sky at night racy promises seduce, offer up pizzazz come dawn’s early light no overindulged brightest star withdrawal symptoms this cloudless summers day   he ambles about her rustic garden, buttercups and daises yawn, stretch their petals the old palisade fenced perimeter a stained-dew spider web gothic cathedral basilica skyward, on the tired chimney … More NOTHING UNBLEMISHED