Category Archives: Myths and Legends

Random Jottings #9

of course you’re not scared of me, I’m not the vampire


‘I adore you…..’ she said.  ‘please take your clothes off…..’

‘these aren’t clothes…..’

‘you’re a werewolf, aren’t you…..?’


she was so fucking hot

and so into being used by the wolf


the witch wore black satin and lace

the werewolf wasn’t impressed, he much preferred red


the werewolf came to her, charmed by her soft voice

‘you are lascivious lust incarnate…..’ Red Riding Hood whispered

‘and I like that’ 


jack collier


Red Riding Hood had almost tamed a werewolf

now what was she going to do with him?



Random Jottings #8

no matter if you’re a vampire or a werewolf, love is still love


vampires werewolves and demons lurk in the shadows

nothing does a good lurk like a werewolf


moonlight music and a werewolf

what more could a girl want?


she should never have gone into that place

it was one of those bars where the nature of werewolves slowly becomes apparent

it’s lucky that she was a real dog


jack collier


dances with werewolves

just don’t show him your throat

Lockdown Exercise

the infinite mystery of the sea dwells in a mermaid’s magical heart

You may be in lockdown, which is pretty miserable, but that shouldn’t mean sitting in front of the TV all day snacking and drinking beer.  We all need to stay fit and healthy during this medical emergency, and that means carrying on with our exercise routines.

Here in England I can go out for a walk in the fresh air and sunshine, once a day, providing that I stay close to the garret, (and sensibly don’t stop and talk with anyone at all).

Something else I can do is take some fun exercise indoors.  My friend magickmermaid  posted this music video as a comment on my blog yesterday as something different to exercise with ~ and I think it’s brilliantly hilarious.  I hope you do too.

If you have any other suggestions for fun music videos to exercise to, then please share them.

I’m told laughing and sex are great exercise too.


jack collier

a prayer for spring by magick mermaid

please click on the link above



Random Jottings #5

an affair with a female dragon, it can be fun, it can be lethal


never argue with a dragon

things could get heated


‘come to me,’ she said in a hot erotic voice

‘I’d rather not,’ he replied

‘oh, why?’

‘you’re a dragon, and last time I got burned’


total self-confidence is sexually attractive

even in a female dragon


jack collier


infidelity is dangerous

when your mistress is a dragon

a final tryst

the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
a dateless bargain to engrossing death


A winter midnight and the light was strange.  A glow that cascades, softly falling from darkness, carefully arranging long shadows cast in deep silver blackness.

A castle dark, a fortress strong, and set in the tallest lonely tower a locked room holds and coldly embraces the lovers’ fatal final tryst.


jack collier


we will never be set free from these chains upon our love until we embrace the moonlight

Random Jottings #3

she was an angel craving chaos and excitement


it might seem a long way to Purgatory

but it’s a hell of a long walk back


some say that the longest journey starts with the first step

I think it’s better if you decide where to go first


she was mad, she was bad, she was exotic, she was erotic

she was Alicia, his designated demon for the evening


jack collier

she was a demon seeking peace

she was a witch seeking tranquility

Dog Eat Dog

it’s a dog eat dog world, and she’s just a kitten

The world can be a dog eat dog, the devil take the hindmost kind of a place.  The world I lived in for most of my career was like that ~ the top dogs in International Finance take few prisoners and think little of the people they step on to get to where they want to be.  So much of life is like that these days.  There is little honour and less trust among cheats, liars, and thieves.

We cannot even say that the dogs and rats, those who lie, cheat, and steal have some kind of character defect or mental illness ~ not unless you say that all politicians, bankers, businessmen, lawyers, millionaires, and billionaires have some kind of mental illness or character defect.  The top dogs in this world knowingly set out to do anything and everything it takes to get what they want.  And what the leaders of the pack want is money, power, influence, adulation, women, sex, and disciples ~ they want instant gratification.

Along they way this kind of man will do some despicable things in the name of competition and success ~ Judas and Brutus were not the first nor the last men to turn betrayal to a fine art.  Usurping and betraying your king is an almost sure-fire way to success ~ although that kind of sweet success often turns to bitter ashes.

When you strike at a king, you must kill him.  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

There’s the rub, when you betray someone, when you cheat, lie, and steal you must succeed at the first attempt, or else beware of the consequences.  There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded beast.  And in our day to day lives there is nothing more dangerous than a wronged wife / husband / partner / friend…..  Revenge may well be a dish that’s best served cold but if he’s a dog or she’s a bitch then their revenge may well be violent and instant, taken in the heat of the moment.

Weak people seek revenge.  Strong people forgive.  Intelligent people ignore.  ~  Einstein

The real top dogs in this world only ever seek revenge if it will give them some advantage other than destroying whomsoever betrayed them.  But a romantic / sexual partner who believes that they have been wronged will almost always try to destroy their ex.  If you don’t think that’s true then just ask anyone who has ever been stalked for weeks / months / years.

If you want to be a top dog, if you want the women, money, power, adulation, and instant gratification then all you need is to be adaptable, intelligent, educated, skilled, well-read, immoral, and unethical ~ depraved, evil, and wicked helps too.  But WTF, I managed it without resorting to most of the negative stuff, but that almost killed me.  A top dog is always a killer ~ metaphorically at least.

Some say dog eat dog, rat eat rat, and that the crocodiles always come out on top.  All I know is that success does not always come to him who waits.


jack collier


the Gods strike while the iron is hot

Random Jottings #2

come not between a dragon and her wrath


the secret of Life, the Universe, and everything

probably isn’t written on the back of a cornflake packet


what does a computer think about when it’s been switched off?

obviously windows ~ but what does it see through the glass?


OK, so let’s go and explore the Universe

OK, so let’s go into town, have a few beers and a curry, and pick up a couple of girls first


jack collier

OK, so if you want to prove your love for me

go and kill me a dragon


in fear of your love

if a witch loves you ~ be very, very afraid


at dawn’s first window

I’m just a stones throw

from the cold blue sea

last night in her scream

told me she loved me

that it wasn’t a dream

it’s not what it seems

witch passions ecstasy

so lucky so lucky me

please set me free

a man in mortal fear

in fear of your love

please set me free


jack collier

in the midnight moonlight

a witch’s ecstasy will kill you



If At First…..

if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

be strong of heart

Contrary to what is often taught in American schools, this mantra has nothing to do with the USA.  The real legend is that it’s all about Robert the Bruce and a spider, before the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314.  The moral is that dogged persitence, bloody minded perseverance, or as Churchill said; ‘Keep Buggering On,’ may just snatch a notable victory from the jaws of defeat.

If you can’t snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, fight even into it’s belly.  ~  Bangambiki Habyarimana.

Giving up when things get difficult is why some people complain that life has handed them a raw deal, why many relationships fail, and some people become alcoholics and addicts.  I walked out on a brilliant career when things became too stressful, got divorced when marriage was too complicated, and drank like booze was going out of fashion because real life was just too painful.  And you know what?  If you give up then your life will get worse, all you are doing is jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

Giving up trying, giving in, accepting defeat comes in many forms.  If you have serious problems and you just give up, for example by staying in a truly terrible relationship because that’s easier than doing something positive, then if you think your life sucks now it will soon become more awful than you thought possible.  Trust someone who has been there; no matter what rock bottom you have it there is another even worse to come ~ if you give up.

There is a huge difference between not trying again, and trying something different.  There are two mantras to remember here; never reinforce failure, or if you like don’t throw good money after bad…..  And, as Einstein is supposed to have said; ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result…..’  There is no point in trying something again and again if every time you try you are severely punished.

For example an abused wife may keep on going back to her husband for one more try at a happy marriage, but each time she does she is abused again.  Or even worse, at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, English generals kept sending their men ‘over the top,’ trying again and again to break the German lines.  Each time they tried, they suffered horrific casualties.  You can try, try, and try again to break down a brick wall with your head and all your are going to get is a headache ~ or dead, mostly dead.

Two things to remember;

  1. Bloody minded perseverance will often rescue what looks like a lost cause.
  2. Sometimes it’s better to walk away and do something else instead.

Some say that successful people know when to chuck in a losing hand.  And that if you are knocked down get right back up again.  All I know is that Faint Heart never won Fair Lady.


jack collier

even if you think you’re beat

rise like a Phoenix and live again

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