In the Service of the Demon

In Memoriam: Zahra Bani-Yaghoub 16 October 1980-13 October 2007. Tongue removed from cheek today, to share the inspiration behind my story ‘In the Service of the Demon’, recently published in the Willesden Herald anthology ‘New Short Stories 6.’ It wasn’t Zahra’s story I wrote. I do not know it; I did not know her. But […]

Hearts vs. Minds

‘Articulate’ and ‘eloquent’ are often used interchangeably to mean ‘convincing with words,’ but there’s an important difference between the two terms. To convey an idea effectively you need to be articulate; but only eloquence can achieve emotional resonance. Eloquence requires a fluency in the language of feelings, an understanding of the simple means by which […]