New from All Due Respect: Man of the World by Paul D. Brazill

Buy the trade paperback from the Down & Out Bookstore and receive a FREE digital download of the book! Also available from the following retailers … Print: Amazon — Amazon UK — Barnes & Noble — IndieBound eBook: Kindle — Kindle UK — Nook — iTunes — Kobo — Play Synopsis … Ageing hit-man Tommy Bennett left…

What is Tiny Tales? by Darren Sant

What is Tiny Tales? It’s a brand new podcast with a homemade punk rock ethos. Featuring multi-genre fiction and poetry. Who can get involved? Absolutely anyone! Drop me a message on our Twitter account @Tiny_Tales_Cast or find me, Darren Sant on Facebook or email me on Is there A word limit? The clue is…

Tiny Tales – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Tiny Tales features: Nick Boldock, Paul D. Brazill, Ian Ayris and Darren Sant. This podcast features adult themes and language throughout.

Freeloaders by Ian Lewis Copestick

Freeloaders He woke at about 10:30. There was no point in making coffee, he was out of milk and sugar. Black coffee he could drink, but without sugar ? Yuk ! So, as soon as he was dressed, he was out of the flat, down the stairs and out. Heading into town. As he walked…

Dream Big You Said To Me by Mark McConville

Dream Big You Said To Me.   You write with elegance And dance through the hallway when the poetry flows And astounds, and makes you quiver, It’s your medication.   I observe you nailing unwanted notes On a wall coloured in red That’s where the rejection letters hang It’s a shrine of war and blood,…

Interesting Times by Ian Lewis Copestick

I suppose this it what it must have been like to have lived during the war, or the depression. With shortages and rationing, worry and fear. For me, it’s the first time that I’ve ever been to shops and seen the shelves mostly empty, and I’ll tell you what, it’s weird, it’s really fucking weird….

Drunken Charade by Mark McConville

Drunken Charade. Choose your path One that illuminates One that takes you through events And neon lit alleyways where alcohol tinged Human beings populate and tell their tales.   You’ve been waiting for this moment When all shackles are cut When freedom feels euphoric It all feels manic too In these testing times where hearts…

Pomegranate by Ian Lewis Copestick

I think, cringing of when I was at school, early teens, thinking I was the next Joe Strummer. A few short years later wishing I was ” On The Road ” really, I was barely able to cross it. Next, a virginal Henry Miller fan. Well, I guess I wasn’t the first one of those….

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One by Paul D. Brazill

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Ginger Ronny had told Burkey about the murder towards the bitter end of one of their occasional raucous Tuesday night drinking sessions, as the dawn had desperately begun to grasp for life and Malcolm Duffy was grumpily getting ready to close up Le Duffy. But it wasn’t until…

A Magical Time by Ian Lewis Copestick

I’m sitting here and thinking of when I wrote my first few poems. It was a magical time.  It was a cold, cold winter and I was working nine and a half hour night shifts in a cardboard box factory. It took me over an hour to get there, and the same to get back….