The chance for cold feet about starting my online MA in creative writing with Manchester Metropolitan University (not that my toes were ever anything but red hot or, strictly speaking, pink varnished!)  is now well and truly passed as I am now officially enrolled.

Term starts in four weeks, so I’m making the most of the last few days of the summer holiday before I settle down to some serious reading and work.

This week I don’t have a writing prompt. Instead, I’m offering a sneak preview of a new poem video I hope to have up properly on the website and Facebook soon. It seems a particularly appropriate time to post Cold Fingers with so many first-time freshers due to leave home and head off for university in the next few weeks. You can check it out here: