ANTITHESIS

We kiss and cry concurrently, miserably happy,  oh happy misery  how sweet your bitter pout on my mouth   We love and lie simultaneously, lying fucking fucking lying,  how seductive your sweaty lies between my thighs  We live and die inexplicably,  dying to be happy,  oh happy death how we crave to know how itContinue reading “ANTITHESIS”

COLD CONDITIONING OF THE NOT-SO-DISTANT PAST

They were conditioning, conditioning attempts, attempting to condition them under their conditions  with stimuli, using stimulus  trying to stimulate his scrotum, shock his scrotum, to shock him, shocking,  shocking stimuli of scrotums on screens Slide after slide  Shocking slides, shoving more shocks with each scrotum into scrotums, they called it a mental disorder order dismantled orderedContinue reading “COLD CONDITIONING OF THE NOT-SO-DISTANT PAST”

FRIDAY 13TH, PARIS

  In the supermarket on Saturday in the 14th,  on the 14th, in numb November, in Paris, their Paris, our Paris, my Paris, people push grief  in comfortless trolleys  down shadowed aisles  of silence, strangers claiming their spaces in solidarity, in queues  of slow moving sorrow, seeing shadow in places  where once there was light, Continue reading “FRIDAY 13TH, PARIS”

FALLING

We twist and turn as we tumble into each other away from ourselves we are creature curious entangled and entwined in what others can offer touching and tasting trying hard to remove the I’s from the us’s we are covetous we are envy we are want we are greed we are ricochets rocketing to-and-fro betweenContinue reading “FALLING”

PICTURING PARIS- WORDS IN PICTURES

  16 Reasons why I can’t stop picturing Paris… Jardin des Plantes, 5th arrondissement  Rue Tournefort, 5th arrondissement  Pantheon, 5th arrondissement   Rue Saint Jacques, 5th arrondissement  Parc Monceau, 8th arrondissement  Parc Monceau, 8th arrondissement  Nissim de Camondo Museum, 8th arrondissement  Nissim de Camondo Museum, 8th arrondissement  Pagoda Paris, 8th arrondissement  Rue Rembrandt, 8th arrondissement  Passerelle SimoneContinue reading “PICTURING PARIS- WORDS IN PICTURES”

SECOND CHANCE, A SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY

  It’s here. Over the summer months, http://www.originalwriting.ie launched three short story competitions and chose 10 winners from each to create its short story anthology 2015. On Friday 6th November 2015, in Dublin’s Central Hotel, ‘Second Chance’ gets its rousing Irish launch. Paris take a breather, Dublin here I come… Original Writing are an IrishContinue reading “SECOND CHANCE, A SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY”

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Time slips past unannounced, unnoticed age gains weight, adds numbers carves lines, plots paths tomorrow turns, becomes today falls to yesterday love slips past, everlasting never lasting hearts hold hands, change hands change hearts I do becomes I can, then I will try I cannot stay life slips past ever evolving, ever learning as weContinue reading “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT”

Paul Stephenson

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