I think everyone has one. I have two... What can I say - I'm just greedy. Although they act like they are one person. One can't sleep without the other, they are depressed when not together and they don't function well apart.Who? I hear you cry.My parents. My mum and dad have been married for… Continue reading That special person
I would like to say that I was the popular girl in school, surrounded by friends and forever going out to parties. And my patties - wow! They were wonderful collaborations of people, with light and colour and cake. It would be a lie though. My childhood was one of fright and fear. Not from… Continue reading Forgiveness
I remember it was summer because I didn't sleep well, it was just too hot. Not tropical hot but warm enough to make things uncomfortable. The day was starting out to be a real beautiful one, the sky was so blue that if you took a photo anyone seeing it would think you used a… Continue reading Changing times
This post has come about from the daily prompt but they have asked for a post about personalities... But the title from the Grinch got me thinking about picture books. Particularly as I'm putting one together myself at the moment. 'How the Grinch stole christmas' by Dr Seuss is a picture book that has been… Continue reading You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch
Maria sat on the bed looking at her hands. "It's not you," the young man said, pacing the small bedroom and trying to ignore the stuffed teddy bears and dolls house. "It's me." "Yes," Maria said quietly and then looked at him. When Maria had first met David he had been the most beautiful man… Continue reading Running just as fast as I can
I saw this on Salted - the blog for Salt Publishing and thought I'd share. Go and have a look! This is part of the blog post which I have pasted in. Please follow the link above for the full article. 🙂 ‘Discoverability’: an introduction What makes up the profile of a successful writer online?… Continue reading Building a profile on the web
I have been working on a picture book - When the Moon Lost the Stars - and I've finally completed one of the illustrations. Let me introduce Moon -
I was working a hundred and fifty miles from home. It wasn’t ideal. My family were at a bungalow in Wales and I was a teacher in the Midlands. It wasn’t too bad, every Sunday night I would drive across the pass and head into England. From there to my mother-in-laws where I would stay… Continue reading The Pass – a short story.
I normally don't go in for fan writing but this got my interest. I love the series 'Firefly' and the film 'Serenity' so when I saw that Fan Pages was asking for a synopsis for a new Firefly episode/scene I let my imagination run wild... And I thought I'd share. The idea is in comments of… Continue reading Miranda
I had a friend in university. This was back in the 1990's and I was very young and naive. My parents dropped me off and got me sorted. Now looking back I ought not have even gone. I was too young. My age may nave been nineteen but I was mentally much younger. Yet it… Continue reading And then you were gone.