Category Archives: Writing

Another independent bookshop comes to The End —


— and the cups will run dry. In 2009, a young girl named Kerry returned to Amanzimtoti from Cape Town, where she had first been employed, filled with experiences of boutique bookshops found in that area and determined to start one … Continue reading

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Camping Reunion: Wordle 292


Sweet touch many months unknown   Adds sunshine — stew and cask of red — Fire’s velvety smoke is blown In foothills; long that here we wed. In Wordle 292, in my quest to use all words in order, rhyming, scanning, and … Continue reading

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Just to say Rabbits …


Another month, and chunk out of the new year. Time I again concentrated on my fantasy and stuff, so instead of finding bunnies on the web or from my photo archives to say ‘Rabbits!’ wif, here again are the inimitable Scampetty … 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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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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In Short


Condensing any given content is valuable to all writers, for preparing blurbs or a précis, or simply for chopping out unnecessary verbiage. Consider the already short form used for my latest Wordle attempt. It seemed to have come out pretty … Continue reading

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Cryptic instructions for using a witch’s potion:


Open chest after you submit; Pot, that date, will be found in it; Rinse it well before lid you free, or Scream at mess of ashes there’ll be! This attempt at Wordle 267 is inspired more by rhyming and economy … Continue reading

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