I am not at all sure how it came to be that I was on The Surface; someone must have given me wrong directions. I had been there a few times before, in the inexperienced days of youth, but I had not remembered how unpleasant it is. I am not, of course, alluding to the… Read More A Disagreeable Adventure: Flash Fiction
I’m not planning to make a habit of posting twice in a day(!), but – exceptionally – I wanted to post for the second time today, to share with you all the excitement of my book being featured on It’s Write Now’s selection of free ebooks! http://itswritenow.com/76555/an-animal-anthology-of-flash-fiction/ An Animal Anthology Of Flash Fiction will be… Read More Best Selection of Free Ebooks!
At sunrise, I leapt from the dustbin lid; I swung from leaf to leaf. Like a songless swallow, I flew, and dived like a dolphin through dewdrops. If I were a silkworm, you would prize me: trap me in a pampered prison. As it is, you looked through me; left me. In the morning cool,… Read More Daughter of Arachne: Flash Fiction
I left the salt at the Thames Barrier: its teeth consumed the ocean tide. I perched on the beach at Greenwich: there were scattered oysters shells, but no oysters; children, but no ice-cream; sand, but no waves. I took wing. I watched porpoises plunge in the quiet of dawn. I hitchhiked on City Cruises –… Read More A Seagull’s Summer Holiday: Flash Fiction
On the cusp between flash fiction and poetry, these are a short set of vivid, quirky reflections on life through animals’ eyes. From the acrobatic spider, to the feisty seagull, to the lowly donkey, each animal has an idiosyncratic perspective to offer. This anthology features: a seagull taking a summer holiday; the artistry of an… Read More FREE Kindle Book: An Animal Anthology of Flash Fiction
I’ve had rather mixed success with George MacDonald. I found The Princess and the Goblin charming, Phantastes rather uneven, and begun but didn’t finish Alec Forbes of Howglen. So recently I decided to try another of his works, and embarked upon The Vicar’s Daughter. The book, it soon turned out, was the third in a trilogy… Read More The Vicar’s Daughter: A Review
When the Famous Five solve the case that gets their criminal cousin Rupert and his wife sent to jail, the horrifying news is broken to them that they are now the next-of-kin for Rupert’s baby daughter. The book relates their parenting experiences and mishaps as baby Lily’s arrival turns their world upside down. Unlike Five… Read More Five Go Parenting: A Review
Julian, Dick, George, and Anne, now grown up and living in London, but still living together with ever-faithful Timmy embark on a complete lifestyle change. ‘From now on, the whole lot of them were going to eat only whole food. No processed “muck”, no additives. All organic, Timmy included – there were to be no… Read More Five Go Gluten Free: A Review
I had to take a bit of a hiatus from blogging the past few months as work has been so busy! But I am very glad to be back 🙂 And very glad to be sharing that I have just published my second Kindle book! I published a novelette on Kindle years ago. I went… Read More New Kindle Book Out!
Browsing Facebook, I stumbled across a video about a man’s conversion to a minimalist lifestyle. I won’t deny his minimalism looked more radical & extreme than I think I would want. But the simplicity and tidiness of his flat and lifestyle appealed to me. So I’ve decided to try being a bit more minimalist! A… Read More The Beginnings of a Minimalist Lifestyle