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Friday, 9 August 2019


Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping, the golden age of Hollywood (esp westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too.
CV of published material available on request. & @JoeCushnan

From a Pizza Box.......

'wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), tomato (17%), mozzarella cheese (milk) (16%), pepperoni (9%), pork, pork fat, salt, dextrose, caraway, garlic powder, antioxidants, (rosemary extract, sodium ascorbate, anise, paprika, paprika extract, pepper extract, ginger extract, preservative (sodium nitrate), tomato puree, water, semolina (wheat), rapeseed oil, salt, sugar, yeast, oregano, black pepper, basil, white pepper.

Although every care has been taken to remove bones, some may remain.'

It’s a pizza, man. Just a feckin’ pizza!


Which reminds me of a little poem I wrote:

Pizza Expired
There he was,
a lonely, depressed pizza base,
the last base in the place,
not chosen for eat-in or takeaway,
the last base at the end of a busy day,
unnecessary, unwanted, unloved,
his only option, he sighed and sagged,
as he lay all alone on the kitchen shelf,
was to end it all and top himself.

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