Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood

BIZARRE COST CUTTING IDEAS Cures for The Black Death included: wearing a dead toad, applying powdered unicorn horn, a newly dead pigeon and crushed emeralds, drinking 10 year old medicine, having urine baths and living in a sewer.   put really expensive guns on...
Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton

Negotiations   I make the first offer: raw carrot for cooked (better the metallic resistance on teeth than sweet pulp on the plate)   then cabbage: we barter over quantity of leaves I take a moment to calculate the exact reduction when cooked all morning...
Robert Nisbet

Robert Nisbet

Reptile Ron   Ron would bring his slow worms to Sunday school. There the beasts would slither like Satan from his pocket along the pew, my way. I shuddered, but the vicar’s bird-of-prey eye, able to scorch and raze humanity, was helpless to quell the serpent. I...
Pauline Rowe

Pauline Rowe

  Personality Disorder   I need to say this though you’re six years dead, though your lover’s retired from the operating theatre.   She won her knowledge in the manner of privilege like stolen carrion from a 3 week training stint on a psych ward – preferred...
Marek Urbanowicz

Marek Urbanowicz

MONOPOLISED.   The iron’s been retired, also rocking horse, lantern purse. All replaced by the cat (beating diamond-ringed guitar- strapped robot with his ‘copter) thus now one of 8: thimble, Scottie dog. top-hatted, shoed in wheel-barrow, racing car   or...