Richard Parr


After a lengthy period of travelling, I'm back and in Nottingham. My goal is to write a combined book of comedy, spirituality and poetry that helps change this materialistic world, using self-expression to connect deeper within.

I lived my childhood in Lincolnshire. I enjoyed my time at university studying Creative Writing (2009-2012) where I was influenced by the outstanding teaching of David Fulton and Elizabeth Evenden, both who have helped craft my writing and to who I owe a debt of gratitude.

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Vergessene Stadt
Price: Free! Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
He stands in his apartment. He does not know his name. He does not know the date. He does not know how the city was destroyed. But he does remember Teresa. The question is...where is she? How far is he willing to go to save her? And who is really in control?
Patch Town: Declaration of Dependence
Price: $10.95 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
12 satirical adventures of the Patch Town fruit and vegetables.
The Reject
Price: $13.95 USD. Words: 130,410. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Robert Pittman and Julian Wilkes are two creative and talented friends tormented by notorious school bully Casey Devonbourne. But as Robert slowly awakens his long dormant self confidence by pursuing love and defending himself, he loses touch with his friend, forcing lonely Julian to become increasingly mentally unstable, secluded and determined to carry out the most gruesome revenge.
Faceless Intruder
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 25,220. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In nineteenth century Austro-Hungary, something terrifying lurks around Salzburg. One boy, Benjamin Wirtz, attempts to rescue his younger sister Lena from this mystical evil, only to discover an alternate reality wherein lies the faceless horror. With the help of a nun to protect him against the demons and the dark moments that lay ahead, it's a race against time to rescue Lena and lift the curse.
Portraits of my Landscape
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From death, destruction and drugs to science fiction, romance and consciousness, 'Portraits of my Landscape' weaves a world of rhyme between urban and country backdrops. It is an album separated into three parts with short intervals of folly, joy and mysterious circumstances before catapulting the reader back into the rhythmic charm of verse.
Twelve Poems Then Bedtime
You set the price! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A miniature collection of twelve poems about historical events, artifacts, nature, social class, flight and indecision.
Boring Front Cover
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a monotonous commute to work and a hellish day at the office on the moon, Maureen finds a peculiar book called Boring Front Cover...
An Exquisitely Polite Affair: A Play
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
Bamber, a butler, and Francesca, an ugly daughter, team up to get revenge on an aristocratic family by attempting to steal the family inheritance and estate. Their plan spirals into a comedic chaos as they struggle to keep the lid on their cruel intentions.

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  • The Hole Between Mine and Yours: Liquid Logic from a Dirty Tumbler on Oct. 07, 2011

    From 'Wet' with its beautiful contradictions and past tenses and clever usage of changing vowels to 'nights' become 'notes' and 'ride' become 'rode', to the poem 'education' with its hexameter rhythm and its harrowing tale of emotional self-infliction, guilt and withholding senses (for example 'and there we sit on horse, astride / oblivious of how to ride' describes for me attempting to do something blind or how we have the tools of life but lack the ability to use them) Christina brilliantly portrays the human condition. With the usage of pleasantly flowing rhyming techniques and life's multiple themes, she takes the reader into her world of observation. Though I would have enjoyed more variation of poetry, for example villanelles, sonnets or even shape poems, Christina has perfected the art of flowing stanzas. It's a great read and I'd definitely recommend Christina's work. Well done.