Book Reviews

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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… Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Writing Mum

Here’s to Magic Mums

It’s National Storytelling Week this week. It’s also the week my Mum turns 70. 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. Mum, full of warmth and love, her full bosom the perfect… Continue reading Here’s to Magic Mums

Published Fiction

Shatter the Silence – the Same Online Journal – Issue 12.1, August 2018

I remember peering around the doorway watching each plate shatter, splintering into a ceramic snowstorm at the hands of my mother. For some reason my memory has omitted the sound. I see her mouth open wide, her eyes and nose dripping. I see the droplets merging with the flying debris as she furiously throws her… Continue reading Shatter the Silence – the Same Online Journal – Issue 12.1, August 2018

Published Fiction

Status: Vulnerable – the Same Online Journal – Issue 10.2, June 2018

Her green eyes close and sleep follows. Her favourite time of day, or rather night. At night she escapes her diagnosis, her ageing bones and the tang of disinfectant that pervades this ‘home’. At night she . . . Read more here Published in the Same online literary journal, Issue 10.2, 11th June 2018

The Writing Mum

Inspired to be Phenomenal on Another Ordinary Day

Oh my... I have a story about how Facebook does sometimes have it uses and doesn't only suck the soul out of your body and the time out of your day... It was a regular morning, I set my alarm for 6:45 with good intentions to rise before my children, to write in a notebook entitled… Continue reading Inspired to be Phenomenal on Another Ordinary Day