A Month of Found Poems is Almost Over

April is National Poetry Month and, never one for sitting back(!), I set myself a challenge of a poem every day. After the first day, I remembered a comment I made to Mike Arnzen last year when I created found poems based on some indie poets’ work. I said I was thinking of creating a…

Spring Brings New Things

New things are happening – although that doesn’t include moving, the house sale is progressing slower than a snail on a bad day, even a sloth would move faster. So what’s new? Well, I’ve created a newsletter which will get sent out at the end of each month and I am currently training myself to…

Writing The Dream

The writing world is an uncertain place. You need resilience to keep going, to pick yourself up after yet another rejection – which happens with far greater regularity than acceptance – and put yourself out there – again. I have been writing for several years now, building up from flash and poetry to short stories…

One, Two, I See You

My last post was quite a serious one so I thought it was time to strike a balance and touch on happier things. A few years back I rewrote a nursery rhyme, just for fun. That rhyme was a version of The House that Jack Built which I gave a Ripper vibe. It appeared on…

Daughters of Darkness Steps into the Light

Originally posted on Black Angel Press:
A labour of love, appropriately enough being released on February 14th, brings you the work of four women authors. All known in different corners of the indie industry, they have joined together to create Daughters of Darkness. Here, you will find a collection of stories from each of the…

Daughters of Darkness

A New Year and a new start. I’ve been working quietly in the background on a project for some months with writers Theresa Derwin, Alyson Faye and Ruschelle Dillon. Together, the four of us have combined forces and put a selection of our stories in the one book, Daughters of Darkness. So often you pick…

Putting Up The Christmas Tree

This is a flash story I wrote a few years back and I regularly dust if off and put it up at this time of year. That’s what you do with Christmas Trees, right? The Christmas Tree The Christmas tree waited patiently at the bottom of the garden. It was nearly time. From behind, the…