Category Archives: Writing

In The Raw

As the sun slowly set on 2016, I watched from a beach on the Dorset coastline, and I thought of my dad. Today, writing my first post of a new year, I think of all that’s happened since I wrote … Continue reading

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An Italian Journey: Writing And Healing

September arrived and with it, any thoughts of writing vanished.   My birthday; a long-awaited holiday.  Both beckoned.   But somewhere in the space between early spring and autumn’s first flush, everything blurred into one big smudge of I can’t face it. We … Continue reading

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Blogging And The Three Year Rule

Dear Blogger, How are you?  It’s been a while since you and I had a proper talk, and this seems like the perfect time. I saw you walk around the park a few times last week; that’s good news,  you … Continue reading

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Serendipity And The Bunny That Nobody Wanted

Most of you, I’m sure, have heard the joke about the horse walking into a bar and the bar tender asks: “So why the long face?” But I bet you haven’t heard this one: Three people walk into a store … Continue reading

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First Draft Fever: Of Memoir And A Supermoon

Two of my favourite songs growing up were ‘Jackson‘ and ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ‘.   As a child, I didn’t understand why anyone would want to get married in a fever (why would you want to get married … Continue reading

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Desert Storm: 99 Word Flash Fiction

For this week’s Flash Fiction prompt, Charli asks us this: ‘In 99 words (no more, no less) write about the day the earth turned brown. How did it happen? What else might be going on? It can be dramatic or … Continue reading

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Suspicious Minds: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Charli’s prompt for this week’s Flash Fiction challenge of ‘Juxtaposition‘ (see full explanation below) had me thinking, because it seems that a few of you would like me to carry on with Muriel’s story, which actually started out as Ken’s … Continue reading

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Symptoms Of Unrest: Flash Fiction 99 Words

Symptoms of Unrest Muriel waddled into the doctor’s office. “What can I do for you,” asked the doctor while staring at his computer screen. Muriel sniffed. “Well, my nose feels blocked and according to my husband, I snore.” “Have you … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Claudia Must Die By T. B. Markinson

One of the many things I love about this wonderful blogging community is not only the many stories we share and friendships we make, but the ways in which we support and encourage one another in so many ways. I … Continue reading

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My Workspace Blog Hop: Secrets Of The Summerhouse Revealed

Well, I’m no celebrity, but I’m out of the Jungle and have returned, in one piece (I think), to my Summerhouse.  At last I can begin to catch up on all those long-overdue blog posts! Many moons ago, lovely and … Continue reading

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