Monthly Archives: May 2014

REVISITS – Evil, Annie and Making a Splash

I have been rather busy editing two most impressive books, both from authors way the other side of the Equator, and about which more will be heard anon.  Anyway, they both feature evil in large doses, which made me look … Continue reading

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When KicksArt Theatre co-directors and neighbours, Steven Stead and Greg King, told us they were going to stage the musical ‘Annie’ we thought they had flipped more than somewhat.  ‘It has kids in it,’ we pointed out.  They nodded glumly.  … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Evil

A Pooky’s Poems prompt from somewhere back in history before I had my hands full with doing battle with various demons and things was to  ‘… write a poem which has a one word title and that word is repeated … Continue reading

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Love described really awfully.

For yesterday, the Pooky’s Poems prompt called for one to describe love to a child.  Haul out your handkerchiefs and be prepared for a mushy, sickly-sentimental exposition … What is love?  Well, let us see, now: You are standing in … Continue reading

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Really awfully dead serious

Pooky’s Poems prompt for yesterday called for a serious topic in a lighthearted way There are a lot of people   it would really make my day To terminate their contracts   in a painful, messy way.   The rhino … Continue reading

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Tip for inserting a link in WordPress

I find that the ‘link’ function no longer works on my blog.  That is to say, when I highlight the words I want to form the link and click the button ringed in red: I duly get the ‘Insert/edit link’ … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Modest Declaration of Admiration.

    The Pooky’s Poems prompt: ‘…write a poem in which the first letter of every line spells out the name of somebody you admire and the poem explains why you admire them.’     C  onsider Really Awful Rhyme … Continue reading

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