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.
This is an article about working with a team of good and decent people in a professional kitchen as the Potwash. It’s also about spurious advice and hope for the future. I will also be calling out Boris Johnson as… Read the rest
As my new and very part-time job, I’m going to be doing Pot Wash in one of my favourite restaurants starting tonight. A hot and humid night in July, with me overweight and shorn of all confidence and 55 years… Read the rest
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
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