This is a scrapbook of some of my writing, plus a couple of information pages.

The Scrapbook side covers poetry, humour (Bad connections), and, especially, Footloose.

Footloose is the nearest thing here to a "blog". But it’s a retrospective one, with entries going right back to 1963…

As for the Information pages – one is about Tales for my dog, published 2018.

The other is for playscripts. In the Beginning…, now published as a book for the general reader. And One day, available as a free pdf to theatre or animation professionals or drama groups.

I hope you’ll find something here to enjoy.

Tales for my dog

80 microfictions, from humour to horror

Now published by David Heidenstam under his Grey Dolphin Press imprint.

More information here

Tales for my dog

Playscripts

In the Beginning…
a stage play
now published

and

One day
a short animation
script available to applicants.

More information here

Playscripts

Scrapbook

On these portfolio pages, there are only a few items to begin with. But I hope to post something every week or so.

New postings will go at the bottom of pages.

To go to the start of a page, please use the links here or in the top menu:

Once there are more postings, so pages are longer, you’ll be able to go straight to the latest ones by using the Recent Posts carousel below.

Current publications

Apart from Tales for my dog and In the Beginning…, any other items published – poems and stories in magazines – will be mentioned here as they happen.

They’ll probably be much too short to buy a whole magazine for…

But buy one anyway! – poetry and literary magazines are usually broke. Sometimes they don’t deserve to be.

Update:

The opening passages of David Heidenstam’s long poem, “Gentle evasions”, are due to appear online in Volume 8 of the American Journal of Poetry, January 2020.

Meanwhile his short poem, “I have no songs today..”, was included in the Our Poetica anthology from Cathexis Northwest Press (2019).

Copyright

Please excuse the formality – there’s a lot of confusion out there.

All items, of course, remain copyright. Posting here does not put them in the public domain!

Individual small items may be quoted elsewhere on the internet if credited and linked to this site.

They may also be quoted briefly in print under the usual ‘fair use’ rules.

Otherwise, please use the Contact Form for permission. Thank you!

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