Venus, Vs, and Books and winegums

How long is a story? Although there are guidelines, it varies by genre and even the experts don’t always agree. You might say 50,000 words or a certain number of pages, but then there are Drabbles, exactly 100 words excluding the title, ones using 33 words, and a myriad of other forms.   Add to …

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Hanging out and Flashpoint

This week has been somewhat manic, but also one of those times which makes being authorish worthwhile. I was delighted to ‘hang out’ with the Haphazardous Hippo, and the Unicorns were very well behaved. You can find out what I mean, and read the full story by clicking on the 'Hanging Out' link below. 😀 …

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Love Notes and illiteracy

The ability to read and write is often taken for granted, but have you ever stopped to consider what it must be like? Over the years I've know several people who for various reasons were illiterate, and it's helped me understand a little of the daily trials they face. Do you want to know which train …

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Making Memories

When my wife, died loneliness set in and the days stretched endlessly before me. It was  not easy getting old, but I decided to write my memoirs before it was too late. Apart from the odd touch of arthritis I was in good health for my age, but recently had tended to forget things. Merely the …

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The Diet and Staying in with Linda

It's been a great week. Not only was it my birthday, but I was a guest on Linda's Book Bag discussing Spirit of Technology , and to top it off, one of my stories has been accepted for the anthology 'Flashpoint' to be released by Clarendon House books shortly.   You can read what Linda and I got …

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Valentine’s day Love story

I love writing in various genres, but somehow the stories usually end up with my trademark quirky twist.  This one originated from a dare to write a pure romance story; being so close to Valentine's day is seemed an appropriate date to post. Did I succeed?  Read it and judge for yourself.  She had the …

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Stage Directions

Anyone  who reads my stories will know I do like a bit of silliness. Add in some Unicorns and you've got the perfect prompt.  😁 ‘Line up everyone. Take your places. ‘Petunia will you PLEASE remember you are in the second row, not the first. ‘Igor, I’m sorry but you’re just too big for this production, …

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