BRAVE

When you rise, wipe your eyes, feed your kids, drop them to school, when sleep is what you crave, to curl up in a grave, where no sound can reach, no hurt can breach, and nothing is nothing but blissful, painless sleep, there's no bill unpaid  and you're holding no-one back, because you look worn…Read more BRAVE

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SUCCUMB

Pic: that's me in the middle, as Miss Jury's Inn, judge for the night of a gay fancy dress party. He couldn't resist but he tried, giving in would mean submitting to their demands, too willingly. OK, it wasn't all bad, some of these girls liked submissive men. Still, their demands seemed extreme, even by…Read more SUCCUMB

CLOAKED

  Cloaked in silence, enveloped by a cloying gloom, Death stood in the Great Hall's cavernous doorway, waiting. For what or for whom, he wasn't quite sure? In fact, death's whole day had been one catastrophe after another, the chemical plant's toxic spill, the motorway pile-up and now a mystery corpse.

TAME

  Music and Soft Shoe were sneaking backstage at the circus.  Soft Shoe notices Music's  gone. 'Music?' he whispers, 'Music?' 'Hey, Shoe? C'mere.' Music's standing in a cage. Soft Shoe sees Music lose his head to two lions. "Music has charms to TAME the savage breast," I told him, "not claim."  

GENIUS

One of Warren's rules was that if you have a gut feeling about a stock - research and due diligence completed, of course - then go all in and don't scratch around with pennies. So Jackson sunk his money in cannabis stock and became a millionaire. You can't argue with financial genius.