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

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

Posted in Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Humorous rhyme, Personal Journal, Really Awful Rhyme, Wordplay | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

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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Och, I’m nae really awfully Kenning wha’ I’m doing, here!


The NaPoWriMo prompt – a Kenning.  Of course, you will ken what my subject must be … Shape-changers, Dee-rangers, Court-dangers, High-leapers, Deep-sleepers, Love-creepers. Wild-fighters, Late-nighters, Food-sighters, Tongue-flickers, Pin-prickers, Fang-stickers. Soft-feelers, Heart-stealers … Soul-healers! © April 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

Posted in Africa, Cats, Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., NaPoWriMo, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments