My name is Tim Smith. I have 30 years experience in journalism and editing in magazines and books. I can work in traditional print media also digital and online with equal confidence, timeliness and budgetary common sense.
Talking to my aunt Juney on the phone earlier. She’s my favourite aunt.
She’s old. She’s had an interesting life. She’s done some bad things. She was worried about ghosts.
“Ghosts don’t exist, don’t fret, aunty J”
“Tim?”, she said.… Read the rest
I dreamt about my daughter, Zuzu, last night. In life she couldn’t talk. My dream revenant of her asked me something in my dream. It was good. I cried after I woke up, just gently and regretfully. I regretted the… Read the rest
The novel in process.
Working title Lunsford
The story so far: the eponymous character, Martin Lunsford, and his friend Mick Downs have been involved in a hit and run on their ways home from their social club in a small city in the south of … Read the rest
Enjoy! All entries are actual quotes. Feel free to add.
Fighting yourself while looking for work
Words are stuck in their tracks
No ability any longer other than to stumble in an out of rage
Rage and impotence slapping together, wet, rank and joyless
As the world goes by not … Read the rest
So, what about Glastonbury or some small village in Vietnam where the brutality is glazed over with warm spirituality and the illusion that the real world occurs in the in the other side of the planet?
Utter and obvious rubbish, … Read the rest
Having quite clearly gone insane, Russell had called me over to the house to show me just how low he’d sunk and how he was very definitely not coming back and he was taking us all with him. Honestly … Read the rest
Everything’s going to be OK.
After a few years of pain.
For those of us who make it.
Everything will be Okay.
The only ones who matter
Are the ones who survive.
Forget War Graves and Still … Read the rest