Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

I realize I risk offending some regular readers by publishing this article, maybe even the majority, hence the title. Entering the world of discussion on Covid is entering a minefield. … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · 9 Comments

The Day the Circus Came to Syston

No matter how I try, I can’t forget the day the circus came to our little town in Leicestershire. That day now belongs to a faraway, mystical era unencumbered by … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 12 Comments

Missive from Andalusia V

Angelica and I seem locked in a never-ending cycle of Tuesdays. Now, I’m not one of those people that have a strong dislike of Tuesdays, even though it is one … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · 11 Comments

Missive from Andalusia IV

By the evening of the fourteenth day of home confinement I became mindful of an unfamiliar feeling of peace. It was strange. Heightened by a renewed sense of being, my … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 12 Comments

Missive from Andalusia III

Growing up in England during the 1950s and 60s just about everywhere was closed on Sundays. The only places that were open were ones I didn’t want to go to. … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Missive from Andalusia II

You wake up in the middle of a nightmare only to realise you’re living in one. Suddenly, you’re part of the crisis that’s been playing out on TV and social … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · 7 Comments

Missive from Andalusia I

The news came via Latvia of all places. I can’t say it wasn’t expected. Not by that time. Well, the fact it came from Latvia wasn’t expected. My mobile rang. … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · 11 Comments

Look back in Hunger

The need to write is probably much the same as the craving for opium: however much you get you always want more. It’s the same with photography. However many snaps … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Happy Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad!

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vote for an antisocial media

  Like growing numbers of others, I’m so irritable and grumpy, I think I’m cut out more for antisocial media than social media. I’m much better at making enemies on … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · 5 Comments

John Bolton — His Dangerous Fantasies

The idea of a weakling like John Bolton dying for his country in the paddy fields of Vietnam back in 1960s and 70s would be laughable, if it weren’t for … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

Set Julian Assange free!

For any nation to qualify as a democracy it must have a free and open media. In times gone by this used to be know as the fourth estate. One … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · 9 Comments

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