Category Archives: Writing

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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A Wordle of Really Awful Choices


Wordle 263 Should I make ‘post’ a ‘part of fence’? Or ‘mail’? And make the ‘part’ part as in ‘left; bereft’? Brush plate, to plate it with a silver trail? Bless me? Lost in some blessed brush? Turn left? Break free? … Continue reading

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A Cat Flap and a Flap About a Cat


I was enormously chuffed to be tagged on Facebook by my most faithful fan, now a grown young lady, who has bought (or had bought for her) all my books, and has always said lovely things about them.  She reposted … Continue reading

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