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Trying to Publish: Navigating new waters


Hello everyone. Sorry for the lack of attention I’ve been paying to the blog of late. Has anyone noticed? I have a good excuse. I was working diligently on a short story before a submission deadline passed. Being new to this whole writing thing, I’ve been learning quite a bit about the process of submitting my works. There is … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern


My submission for this week’s photo challenge, “Pattern”. Shoe Buddies ________________________________ Follow on Twitter

Ah…the Ease of Procrastination


I need to sit down and write, I say to myself, or aloud to force commitment into the declaration. It’s something every writer says to themselves at some point, some more than others. Some like me need to state it with conviction to stave off the distractions….the dreaded procrastination. It crops up with ease and … Continue reading

Weekly Writing Challenge: Through the Door


This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge imagines; The door to your house/flat/apartment/abode has come unstuck in time. The next time you walk through it, you find yourself in the same place, but a different time entirely. Where are you, and what happens next? I wrestled to comprehend. A paper bag full of groceries, milk, bananas, a … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above


A View From Above is this week’s photo challenge. Bathtub Golf ________________________________ Follow on Twitter

Memorable Quotes: A Writer Writes…Always.


“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl Buck “I know writers who write only when inspiration comes. How would Isaac Stern play if he played the violin only when he felt like it? He would be … Continue reading

Survival [Flash Fiction]


Baritone, metallic, protesting groans shuddered through the cramped cabin as the shuttle strained against the turbulence of the upper atmosphere. Simon braced himself against the console wondering if he sent the distress call before he set the self-destruct.  A rush of white, dense mist engulfed his view, out the broad windshield water drops streaked up … Continue reading

Farmers’ Markets Are Here!


Wet cool days have yielded to blue skies with promises of the summer warmth to come  Beets, Leeks & Carrots ready for harvest, Herbs, roses, tomatoes, Peppers & artichokes Are ready for planting. But for many it’s time for Hula hoops, jugglers, & steel drum orchestras Or simply to find a relaxing place in the sun To … Continue reading

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Thank you to everyone!


I wanted to send out some wholehearted appreciation to all those who have helped make this first month of blogging such a great experience. Thank you to all those who’ve enjoyed the site enough to follow it here, for all your comments and “LIKES”. Through all this activity I have discovered some great sites out there that I doubt I would … Continue reading

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