The Ritual – Short Story

He sat there crouching down in the wet grass, waiting for his dad to say go. A bead of sweat ran down his back. He followed it in his mind as it made its way between his shoulder blades and down the small of his back. He tried to move his knees to regain some feeling in them. He felt the damp grass soaking through. Everything over the last 21 years had led to this one moment. His dad had assured him that this New Year he would start with a new regime. This year, his resolution was to become a better man and follow in his father’s footsteps.

Social Media is Stealing Your Writing Time

How will article 13 affect writers? How many of us ignored our loved ones, to post on social media? Come the strike of midnight on 2019, I was sat watching my other half try to take a selfie with a snapchat filter.   I had to sit there and wait for her to finish before I could wish her Happy New Year. I was fuming, in my head, I was the only person who was being ignored, for social media. Then I got a grip of myself and realised that all around the planet there were people being ignored.  People who had seen 2019 in, with a phone in hand.  People who were fighting for a signal, so they could post to social media.   Why do we spend all our time on social media?