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February 17, 2020

This week, I showcase a tale from the lovely Caroline Knight. And here is her blurb.

I am a very amateur dabbler in writing, silver-smithing and painting all of which I started once I retired after 35 years working in the NHS. I also did an English degree as a mature st...

February 10, 2020

Using Colour In Prose by Rick Haynes

My local writing group held a session on how colour can set a scene, show the mood of the protagonist, give an image to the reader, and even suggest what could happen next.

It was an interesting meeting and the members, including myse...

February 4, 2020

As I was sitting comfortably with an ice-cold beer in my hand, I watched the sun gently subside over the endless horizon. I was thinking of a title for a new book.

‘Dreams over the rainbow.’

‘Golden orb above the clouds.’

‘The not so blue sky.’

It was hopeless. My brain ap...

February 3, 2020

This week, I'm pleased to showcase a great poem from the lovely Firle Lewis. She's very shy so please leave a comment via my email.

I give you

BRIAN TAMER – by Firle Lewes

Brian boldly staggered in,

Preceded by a whiff of gin.

His vision blurred, with squinting gaze,

He saw...

January 27, 2020

It's not often I have to take an early morning winter drive in the country.

It's either wet, windy, very cold, icy, snowing or a combination of all four. And of course, without any street lamps, it's dark and miserable. All I want to do is turn over and stay in my warm...

January 21, 2020

WHO?

A Drabble by Rick Haynes

“I am, the man with a plan; who are you?”


“I don’t know. Who am I?”


“If you don’t know your name, how can I help?”


“Wait, the name Descartes is inside my head.”


“And.”


“My brain is like a swirling wind, a maelstrom of noise and darkness.”


“...

January 7, 2020

This week, I am delighted to showcase the work of Rosemary Dight. And here is her bio.

I grew up in Greater London near Twickenham Rugby Ground. Single mum of two children, I retrained as a teacher. After 22 years  with very small children I took early retirement and tr...

December 23, 2019

CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH GRAN

2nd edition by Rick Haynes

I need to talk with mum, but she is always off somewhere, helping others. Since dad died from prostate cancer three years ago, I guess she has to keep herself busy, but I miss him too.

I hear the call for breakfast an...

December 9, 2019

The Filament Beyond by Rick Haynes

“I have no light and thus, no energy.  Without the warmth of my light bulb, my body shivers and my eyes hurt as I peer into dullness. And so it is time to move on.”

“Why do you do this my little fairy? Am I so hurtful? I know you are ge...

December 2, 2019

Christmas Rush For Santa by Rick Haynes

The weathered chair rocked back and forth; the legs hitting the wooden floor in a steady beat. 

With his long white beard, red coloured tunic and trousers, the old one frowned. There was so much to do and so little time. As usual,...

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