Here’s this week’s story from the MacBook. A short one written (again) for writing group and inspired by my mothering as many of my stories are! I’m liking the Friday rhythm I’m finding here, so I’ll be making this a regular slot. Friday Flash Fiction for a little alliterative satisfaction! Back next week! ________________________________________________________ Always … More Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time
Happy 2020 to you all! I learnt an important lesson last year about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a conclusion that I’ve heard a lot of people come to – simply put: don’t make them, then you won’t disappoint yourself. I agree to a certain extent, but with a slight difference. I think it’s important to … More Time for Resolutions Again?
RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about … More Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
It had nothing to do with the dog. Yeah, it was sweet, sitting in the window of the old Bennett house as I’d waited at the bus stop. Its doleful eyes peering out at me, relentless. I’d watched it barking incessently as the bus pulled away. Silent barks, I’d heard all the way into town. … More It Had Nothing To Do With the Dog
I like to pretend I am the conductor of an orchestra, like the ones Pa took me to see when I was small. We’d sneak in at the interval and hide within the shadows, until it was safe to choose our seats. Now on the cold days, my hands become my baton, like I’m Nadia Boulanger conducting … More Urban Symphony (Friday Fictioneers)
I turned 40 this week and I was feeling very positive about it, although I have been much less so about my writing. After a year and a half of building confidence and having the words and ideas flow quite freely, I’ve been in a drought for while, probably 6 months of a drought. A … More Hello Forty, Goodbye Writer’s Block
It’s National Storytelling Week this week. It’s also the week my Mum turns 70 (gulp – how old does that make me?!). I find that quite fitting. After all it was my Mum, like many mothers before her and since, who introduced me and my three sisters to the magic of stories. My Mum – … More Here’s to Magic Mums