I should never have gone to university. It wasn't that I was too young, I'd done a BTEC and was a year older than most. But inside I was so young and naive. I didn't know at the time but I had some mental issues that made me particularly vulnerable to predators and attack. Attack… Continue reading The lady with the plasters
I would like to say that I was the popular girl in school, surrounded by friends and forever going out to parties. And my patties - wow! They were wonderful collaborations of people, with light and colour and cake. It would be a lie though. My childhood was one of fright and fear. Not from… Continue reading Forgiveness
The Cat Says Meow Well, she is at it again. Walking back and forward to the shed. It isn't really a shed, more of a wooden box with a sofa. It used to be my home. I don't remember when I arrived, just that I was cold, and hungry. Then she came. She caught me.… Continue reading Daily Prompt – the cat says meow
Should a story run from the beginning to the end? What I mean is should is run chronologically or start in the middle or even the end? Take 'Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold, this starts with the reader knowing that she will die. So the rest of the story is about how she got there.… Continue reading From A to Z or should I start at M?
Ether Books have published another of my stories - 'The White Ghost' but it is only readable with the app. So if you have an iPad, iPhone or smart phone download the app and have a look. :-)Don't forget I also have the free story 'Vanilla and Caramel' on there as well.Enjoy!
It's about family and the fact that they needn't be blood relations. Enjoy 🙂 The Run Nelson’s Row is the toughest street in Clapham. Hell, even the coppers go down it in twos; too scared to take the walk alone. So it is surprising when a small boy of about fifteen turns into the street… Continue reading Short story – ‘The Run’
I have had a short story published by Ether Books... (Just click on the cover below.) It is a horror/crime so expect a massive twist at the end. All you have to view it, is download the app to your phone or tablet. Thanks and Enjoy. 🙂
I was set a sentence that described an old photograph and asked to write a short story with it at the beginning. It was just a description of a tumbled down shack in the middle of nowhere but it got me thinking of this: Which is the dust bowl from the Great Plains that occurred in the 1930s.… Continue reading Inspiration 2
This Wednesday the 20th March a guest author came for what I thought would be a reading... Except he ran a workshop. Before I get into that though I need to tell you who Mike Jenkins (www.mikejenkins.net) is. He is a poet and author. He has performed at the Hay Festival and the Aldeburgh Poetry… Continue reading A Guest Writer – Mike Jenkins
Wednesday 20th February 2013 Now I have been addicted to fairy tales in the past. As a child my illustrated collection (two volumes) were my favourite books, but seriously I hadn't thought about them for a very long time. So when I realised that the lecture was about fairy tales I was interested. But I did see the… Continue reading Fairytales and Folk Stories