• It Happened … Honest! by Lee Montgomery-Hughes


    The world within a child’s imagination is hard to comprehend for most older people. As we become adults, we too often lose the ability to see what isn’t actua […]

  • Pure Escapism by Lee Montgomery-Hughes


    Possibilities are endless … or non-existent

    Nothing and everything

    Fantasy lands

    Creatures from the underworld

    Outer space

    The stars

    The planets

    Fields and m […]

    • Hello Lee, I like the idea that we can escape the ‘noise’ of the world through our power of imagination. Yes, surely, the imagining of worlds we do not inhabit is the job of poets! Well done with this.

    • Hi Lee,
      Your reminder that Pure Imagination can take us anywhere is elegant. Thank you for sharing, Taylor

    • I like the idea that we can travel anywhere in our imagination. Now to figure out how to declutter my mind. I think your poem is wonderful. Thank you.

  • A Place to Escape by Lee Montgomery-Hughes


    The building is of ancient bricks, laid to create a thatched roofed cottage. The gable ends home house-martins in the summer and bats gain access to the attic where […]

    • Linda replied 4 weeks ago

      Very good descriptive narrative of the land. I love the line “The waves and the mournful cries of the gulls are all that is heard…” as it really depicts the isolation and the desolation caused by the Pandemic. It’s sad, and yet the main character has come to accept and even “…like the freedom of this simple way of life.” For me, this desolate world in this story would be very depressing, and I don’t know if I could survive like that. I’d like to see some dialogue normally, but I realize that’s impossible since this character is totally isolated. Having said that, you do mention there are others still around and perhaps you could try to add some dialogue with them. Otherwise your story is well written!

    • I like how you start with the surroundings and slowly draw the reader into the reality of why your character is in this particular situation. It was an enjoyable read.

    • Descriptions are fantastic!
      I caught the wave of your despair in this story.
      Well done!

  • TWO by Lee Montgomery-Hughes


    Magic and mystery

    Joy and fear

    Mixed emotions as time draws near

    Exact date not up to you

    Mother Nature decides

    When … one become two


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    • Nice. The photo helped me know what the mystery was about. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Lee, I like your take on the prompt. In just a few lines you have (in my opinion) captured the dual nature of the experience of giving birth really well. This rollercoaster ride between joy and fear was exactly like my own experience. I also like your pointing out that there is another duality at work: the pregnant mother and Mother Nature. Well done!

    • What perfect little poem:) Captures that joy and trepidation at the imminent arrival of a baby. I remember with my first baby I asked the gynaecologist when the baby might come. He said “Baby will come when baby is ready.”
      Well done and thanks for sharing:)

    • Hi Lee,

      I like your discreet rhyming and the way you tell your story.

  • Thank you for your comments … I love getting feedback, different perspectives, and challenges to the way I see things. I learn a lot and it goes a long way to helps my writing.

  • Reburying the Dead by Lee Montgomery-Hughes



    Come together

    Relate to words

    Everyone’s welcome

    As you might have heard

    Turn-up and join in

    It doesn’t matter what you know

    Verse is goo […]

    • Hi Lee – a great invitation to would be writers! We must all take the plunge some time! I would just change ‘prose’ to the singular otherwise I really liked this! Well done!

    • Thank you for your comments … I love getting feedback, different perspectives, and challenges to the way I see things. I learn a lot and it goes a long way to helps my writing.

    • Hello Lee,
      The acrostic works well and is very relevant! The coming together that we do as a group gives us all the opportunity to try out new work.

    • Great poem Lee. It flows easily and I love the honesty and the gentle invitation.

      It is wonderful to find a welcoming group that won’t judge and offers help. I like the challenge you leave the reader with to take a chance and try it.

      Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Reburying the Dead – Lee Montgomery-Hughes


    Uncle Eric was a mad old soul

    Who liked to play pranks on one and all

    His absolute love of a practical joke

    Went down well with all village folk

    Halloween was his […]


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