Dom Conlon's Inkology

Sleep Like The Dead by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Sleep Like The Dead

Cloister, the gardener, was raking fresh dirt upon the bedroom floor that night.

Amour No More by Dom Conlon illustration by Carl Pugh

Amour No More

My dear old love, poor sickly Mary,
You died this day in February…

Before The Bedbugs Wake by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Before The Bedbugs Wake

It was still light when Jacob and Jacob were lowered into their bed that evening…

Wild Boar by Dom Conlon illustrated by Jools Wilson

Wild Boar

The angriest animal
Is surely the boar

No Reading After Dark by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

No Reading After Dark

Nurse Mariam’s voice rose like a bird of prey seeing a mouse…

Bentback by Dom Conlon

Bentback – a spoken word poem

I heard every word when I was nine:
Bentback. Bentback. Look at him. Bentback.

Leave The Light Off by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Leave The Light Off

Jacob grinned a fat cheeked, closed mouthed grin…

Keep The Door Closed by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Keep The Door Closed

Jacob and Jacob gnawed at the tree root they had been given for supper.

No Tears At Bedtime by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Don’t Cry Out

“And both children were swallowed up whole and the ruby path was never seen again. The End.”

Fish and Drift Ice and Steady by Dom Conlon illustrated by Carl Pugh

Fish and Drift Ice and Steady

Fish didn’t hold with parties, no matter what day of the year it was. So running away seemed like a good idea.