Category Archives: Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal.

Wildly Unlikely


This is, of course, a picture of pictures I took for the cover, but that isn’t what makes it unlikely. More unlikely is that one would ever get a peek at a peak so exactly shaped like a rhino, as … Continue reading

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Maybe Late or Early


In May last year I sketched the outline of a melody as a piano piece, and promptly forgot about it.  However something has got me into music mode over the past couple of weeks, starting with rediscovering that wonderful Elgar … Continue reading

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Baseless Fears


I haven’t written any fiction for a while, and thought I’d better get back in practice so that I can do another novel. Here is a fairy story in the meantime; get a drink and a comfortable chair …   A Fairy … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Calling Card


A previous post told you that An ibis is ‘tops’ with poo-pat; The proof on this screen Shows where one has been, And indicates how they do splat!  © December 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

Posted in Africa, Birds, Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Nature, Young Adult Fiction | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Immy Magic


My blog was abandoned for the weekend, due to a rather frantic schedule (believe me, you don’t want to know). I see that the theme for the latest picture challenge is Magic, which, as a fantasy writer and Quest composer, is … Continue reading

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Painfully Cut Off with a Chainsaw


On Moanday it was set as my endeavour With chainsaw, branches over garden hut, To cut; but something else was there I’d sever – The land-line (sky-line?) – what a silly mutt! The roof was overdue for being painted, And … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Woodsman’s Wail


The latest NaPoWriMo prompt requires a poem from the point of view of a lesser character in a fairy tale.  Here goes: The tale is told of a foolish girl Who went to visit gran, Her head, as always, was … Continue reading

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