Sorry, mate… #poetry

Warning: contains references to suicide. As I sank into the depths of alcoholismdepression and despair not a soul around me seemed to careexcept the man who stood next to me on the tubewhose angry eyes seemed to say ‘how dare you stand so close to me?’Perhaps I didn’t smell too good: Sorry mate, did I spoil... Continue Reading →

#PMDD: Kicking the butt of the Beast

I haven't written about PMDD for a while, because I've been trying out a new approach for dealing with my symptoms. I wanted to make sure this was working before reporting back and sharing my experience with fellow sufferers. It is important to note that this is not medical advice, I am most certainly not... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #3

Today I bring you another three poems from the inimitable Don Matthews of The Flippant, Comic, and Serious. Don hails from Down Under where he writes poetry which is often comedic with serious undertones. His bodyguard Skip (pictured above) takes care of security. I'm Sorry (I am a prolific writer)I'm sorry for explodingExploding on the... Continue Reading →

Slaying the Beast: #PMDD

This is a PMDD post. I write these from time to time, mainly to help other sufferers, and to raise awareness of the condition. Also out of sheer exhaustion and exasperation at trying to find some kind of treatment that works. What is PMDD? PMDD is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. It is often described as 'a... Continue Reading →

Le Horla, Mental Health and #PMDD

I haven't done a PMDD post so far this month. But rest assured, while I've been cheerily sending out Postcards from Slovenia, privately I've been going through hell. Today I'd like to discuss PMDD, and other mental health conditions, in the light of a thoroughly powerful and disturbing short story by Guy de Maupassant. Spoiler... Continue Reading →

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