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 dog80 microfictions, from humour to horror Now published by David Heidenstam under his Grey Dolphin Press imprint. More information here Tales for my dog PlayscriptsIn the Beginning… a stage play now published and One day a short animation script available to applicants. More information here Playscripts ScrapbookOn 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: Bad connections Poetry Footloose Or you can go straight to more recent postings by using the Recent Posts carousel below. Current publicationsApart 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 now online in Volume 8 of the American Journal of Poetry, January 2020 (no subscription needed): http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v8-heidenstam.html ● Several of his short poems have just appeared, or are about to, in the journals Blue Unicorn (USA), Acumen, Orbis and The Journal (UK), Two Thirds North (Sweden), and Lakeview International (India). ● Most of those from Acumen, three short poems from the 1970s, are also online here. ● And meanwhile another short ’70s poem, “I have no songs today..”, was included in the Our Poetica anthology from Cathexis Northwest Press (2019). ● There’s also a Q&A session with David Heidenstam about Tales for my dog and the writing life on Goodreads here. CopyrightPlease 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! Recent posts Tales for my dog Everybody knew about the blue jacket. Playscripts SATAN: It’s a busy world, between the skull and the sky. Bad connections Hello 999? I wish to report a murder. Poetry “The hands are useful objects..” Footloose A sort of retrospective blog. Footloose 2 Tenerife, Jan. to June ’86. Los Cristianos boat yard: sample people... Footloose 3 Summer '85. Glenmalure, County Wicklow. The smallest youth hostel in Ireland. Footloose 4 Retrospective, 1963. The North Sea from 9,000ft... Footloose 5 On its way to become mule stew... Footloose 6 Walking in the dark. Footloose 7 Sex, drugs, and missing knickers. Footloose 8 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 1984. Footloose 9 Pigeons and humans.