The Character Who Got Away

Posted on December 6, 2015 in Stories

writer, storyteller

For some years now I’ve been focusing on writing short stories that I can perform for an audience. Storytelling is for a writer what a concert must be for a musician and it revolutionises the creative process as I get…

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A Night in Fairyland

Posted on November 28, 2015 in Stories

Some years ago I tried to settle down for a while. I’d met a blonde German girl who was prepared to take on the task of domesticating a traveler and we moved into a little apartment together in Berlin. I…

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Lionel Liskin and the Society of Thieves

Posted on November 14, 2015 in Stories

story of thieves

When Lionel Liskin was born everyone gathered in the delivery room cried out in excitement ‘It’s a boy!’ and were rather disconcerted when Lionel detached himself from his mother’s breast and corrected them: ‘You mean to say he‘s a boy….

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Katya and the Moonlight Dancers

Posted on October 15, 2015 in Stories

moonlight on lake

The lake on the other side of the hill held secrets most of the villagers didn’t want to know. But when Katya, a young Russian girl heard the birds singing there one night, she had to go and find out…

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The Man Who Could See Demons

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Stories

Blu monster berlin story

Berlin is a city where you expect to see everything. With the cheapest beer available for 45 cents, there are people drinking everywhere at midday. Artists, hippies and travellers from all over the world scratch out a living and hang…

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The Story of the Dream Walker

Posted on July 2, 2015 in Stories

story of dreams

Alison work up one morning and was startled to find that her hair was soaking wet. She pressed her hand to her forehead to check for fever but found none and neither were her bedsheets moist with sweat as sometimes…

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The Story of the Dream Gypsies

Posted on May 23, 2015 in Stories

There are times in our lives when we don’t know who we are any more. We leave behind who we thought we were and find ourselves wandering unknown, nameless roads, drifting aimlessly until we find somewhere to settle, someone else…

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The Road Junky Festival of Creativity

Posted on February 16, 2015 in Stuff I Like

festival storytellling

I’ve never liked festivals much. They’re crowded, the food is expensive and bad, they’re muddy, and if you lose your friends you wander around a bit lost and alone. So I’ve decided to organise my own festival but one for…

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How I Became a Storyteller

Posted on December 4, 2014 in Thoughts

the art of storytelling

One of the questions I’m asked most commonly after a performance is’ how did you become a storyteller?‘ I think I’ve always been telling stories. One of my earliest memories is being told a story by my father and then retelling…

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The Painter

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Stories

the most beautiful sunset in the world is on a greek island

High above a village on the Greek island of Kalos, there lived an old painter in a small stone house that he’d inherited from his father along with an orchard of olive trees which he harvested alone, allowing him to…

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