Stop to Carry On #QuoteQuest

  To keep moving forward Sometimes you have to stop. Rest. Take care. Just stay right there and take a moment, an hour a day. Away. Just stay right there and care for you. I know, I know, I really know. It’s really hard to stop and grow. There’s so much to do. Tasks to complete, ways we...

The Roots of it All #QuoteQuest

  It’s the flowers and the leaves Everyone sees And oohs and ahhhs about. The bark Calls to be touched Rough and whorled, strong and tall holding it all up. But what about what’s underground? safe and sound Secure and securing. Roots. Blossom floats in the air Mixes without a care. Petals...

Illuminated Flesh #QuoteQuest

  Fresh, mark free, unsullied, like the dawn of a new day. My flesh calls out for stories to be scrawled in pain and bruises across my softness. As the light of day blooms and bleeds highlighting trees and things with it’s dominating beams. I wait For my own inevitable illumination.  ...

Burn and Unlearn #QuoteQuest

  So many things to unlearn. The words That burn still. That leave a smouldering trail of destruction across my heart. Fat Lazy Nice but not… hot/interesting/ worth the time. Like I committed some crime  by just being me. Punished with words I can’t ever forget but yet I can add my own...

Whole Lotta Emoting Going On #QuoteQuest

  I am feeling A LOT right now. And by right now I mean in pandemic times.  I am always a big ol’ emoter. I feel everything deeply and have learnt over the years to deal with that. Some of my coping mechanisms are not healthy. My instinct is to bury any emotion I’m uncomfortable with. And...

A Daydream’s Sigh #QuoteQuest

  Fantasy keeps me going. Imagination is my life. Doesn’t keep me away from but helps me through all kinds of strife. My made up world is always there a daydream’s sigh away. I escape into the place of safety for a little while every single day. Sometimes it’s just in my head, other times I...

My Chosen People #QuoteQuest

My friends are my chosen people. The ones I cherish more than peanut butter cups Flash Gordon on TV or pounds in the bank. They’re the ones I will do anything for. Who I adore, who will implore for more and more time with me. And I will give it, eagerly. I feel free To be me With my friends. They...

Light from Dark #QuoteQuest

  Always look on the bright side of life! I wonder if it’s part of my churchy upbringing that means I have to twist everything into positives or my Britishness or maybe it’s a mix of things. I’m amazingly good at finding the silver lining. Always looking for the glass half full answer. It’s...

Winning Battles with Sex and Kink #QuoteQuest

“Raise a glass to freedom, Something they can never take away.” ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda (“The Story of Tonight” from “Hamilton”) I often write about the paradox of being dominated and free. Paradoxical Liberty Taken from Behind A bit of Vanilla It fascinates me. Because I am such a control freak in...

Sex,Kink, Power and Intimacy #QuoteQuest

    “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ~ Oscar Wilde   No. I don’t think it’s as straight forward as that.  An awful lot of things are about sex or at least attraction but I’m not sure sex is about power. Kink is. BDSM, certainly. They don’t call...

My First Break Up, Aged 41#QuoteQuest

  “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath CW: Grief     So, I wrote this way back when I’d just broken up with H. I just never had the...

Cultivating Dark Fantasies #QuoteQuest

  “Who are you? Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies? Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them? I have. I am fucking crazy. But I am free.” ― Lana Del Rey     All of my darkest fantasies? The ones wriggled deep Down into the soil Of my soul...

Finding the Fun in Fear #QuoteQuest

  I hate rollercoasters, rides that whizz round and round, hell, the tea cups are even too much for me. And I really don’t like horror films. I can’t stand the tension. The scares, the being afraid all the god damn time. I will often explain it to people as I don’t find fear fun.   But…...

Queer Beginning #QuoteQuest

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour       Never been straight, but I didn’t know I was colouring between the lines following the tracks Didn’t miss what I didn’t think I lacked. Then there was...