Do you experience that gripping feeling of fear that you can’t explain? Do you feel that heaviness and need to cry for no reason in the early hours of the morning when many of us are often alone. The world and the day’s business not yet distracting our thoughts and our fears. I think many… Continue reading HOW TO LIVE WITH FEAR AND BE OK
Anna sat down to write on the multi coloured Christmas card she had spent over an hour selecting in the David Jones Xmas section. Baby animals jumping around the well known portly man in his red suit filled the front of the card. Anna was sure her new grandson would love it. Her first grandchild.… Continue reading The Xmas Card
A clear blue spring sky after a night of rain; a fresh clean new day and it’s the weekend!
Today is Anzac day in Australia. People normally gather in the suburbs, in parks or near beaches to honour the many soldiers that have fought for our freedom, and there is an official parade in the city. Not this year. Due to the restrictions we could not do this. Instead, the government urged people… Continue reading Thoughts and Ramblings on Covid-19 -Anzac Day
Can a writer write when not actually writing? Of course we can. In fact, ‘non writing’ activities take up a huge chunk of our time. Many of us fill with guilt when not sitting in front of laptop writing, but to be honest so much of our writing ideas and skills come to life when… Continue reading Writing When Not Writing
🔥🔥 HOT OFF THE PRESS 🔥🔥 “King of the forest, old Silverback, fell down with a thump on the soft mulch-littered ground, and the whole forest held their breath. They realised something was wrong.” A teaser for my children’s short story which I am SUPER excited to announce is now finally available in print as… Continue reading The Tale of Old Silverback
For centuries it had been frozen in time and in structure. Hidden from civilisation beneath the cold ice; covered in layers of bone chilling snow. Its weapon harmless. Unable to kill. A frozen assassin. Global warming slowly changed the killer. Like a hibernating bear, the deadly bacteria stretched and yawned back to life. Slowly… Continue reading Deadly Destination
The sign of a great book for me is when I can’t wait to read how it finishes, but when I do I want to continue reading and stay in the story; stay with the characters that have come to life, come into my life. When seeing ‘the end’ makes me feel both sad and… Continue reading Review of ‘A Lifetime of Impossible Days’ by Tabitha Bird
‘I love you!’ Charlene longed to hear those three words, but after nine months of going out with Mark, she was still waiting. She loved Mark, and many times she had almost blurted the words out. But she worried he would freak out and run. So many had in the past. Mark had been single… Continue reading Three Little Words
Today’s positive…feel good about the short story I wrote today for our writers group anthology. Still have another month to tinker and polish it to final draft before submission. But happy with today’s effort.