Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Picture by Florin Beudean on UnsplashHallowed summer morning with the wild grass whispering under the touch of a gentle breeze. Rye grass and foxtail, Yorkshire fog and false oat sing to the meadowsweet and purple loosestrife, its hypnotic, lilting…
Jul 16
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Photo by Ilayza Macayan on Unsplash It’s in the eyes; in the posture and the question behind the statement.Not sure if they’re getting it right… because there is a way to get it right; if only they could figure it out.They stand, not occupying the…
Jun 28
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
I don’t know what a lemming looks like but I ‘know’ it is suicidal.Certainty is a curious condition. It is navigating a world with a map you have drawn yourself. There are no surprises, just expectations and disappointments and repeat prescriptions…
Jun 8
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Assassins lurk in shadowy halls, waiting to make me a ‘man.’ The codex of Man, crafted by jealous tribes long ago, sought to curb boyhood; their values and expectations passed down and bastardised over time: ‘Be a man,’ ‘Man up,’ ‘Grow a pair,’…
Jun 6
Jack Leonard commented on Paul de Denus's blog post The Knowing
"Great work again Paul. Love the reveal at the end."
May 29
Jack Leonard liked Paul de Denus's blog post The Knowing
May 29
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Dog and I trace a circular route, twice a day, seven days a week. Today, we walked it counter-clockwise, spinning the hands backwards across a strangely alien face.Our tick-tock walk slowed to a restful tick… tick… tick, allowing us both to find…
May 29
Jack Leonard commented on Paul de Denus's blog post My Six Sentences
"Love this Paul. There is a rebelliousness about this that makes me smile."
May 25
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Photo by Connor Hall on Unsplash  Despite being born three hours the shiny side of decimalisation, Neville - like his country - had always held a deep respect for pounds, shilling and pence. Some coins a foreign language, like farthings, tanners and…
May 25
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Photo by Photoholgic on Unsplash  The old man chuckled to himself, watching a red-faced, overweight man chase a seagull along the harbour wall; he’d lost his chips to a stealthy arial raid and was now violently cursing the opportunistic villain,…
May 21
Anthony Watson and Jack Leonard are now friends
May 18
Johnice Reid and Jack Leonard are now friends
May 17
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Photo by Thought Catalog on UnsplashThe most important lessons that school can teach you are seldom part of the curriculum. Drawing a line, my pencil lead snapped; perhaps some weakness with the graphite, perhaps some tension in the hand spanning…
May 15
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
Silence, contrary to popular opinion, is never quiet. Once, as a teenager, I slammed my bedroom door in the middle of a heated argument with my father. Separated, we stood either side in silence; me filled with fear, with shock, with guilt, with…
May 11
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
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Incredible that a word, so integral to imagination, the subject of philosophy and religion, take up so little space on the page. Blink and it is a cursor. And yet… there it is, morphing everything around it, like a slice in the page, a literary…
May 7
Jack Leonard posted a blog post
We are running, helter-skelter through the woods; my sister and I, she is eight, I am ten. Our legs can barely carry us as we race through bracken and brambles, laughing with a joy infectiously, uncontrollably alive.‘Be careful!’ our gran calls,…
May 1
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