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Beetley Pete has kindly offered to showcase publications from fellow bloggers. Pop over to https://beetleypete.com/2020/07/26/book-promotion-offer-from-me/ for details, and stay to browse his eclectic range of posts including serialised stories from the man himself.
Today I am featuring British blogger and writer, Cathy Cade. She has published a new book of short stories wich might appeal to many of you.
Here is her own short bio.
Cathy is a retired librarian. Her stories have been published in Scribble and Flash Fiction Magazine, and in anthologies, including To Hull and Back Short Stories 2018, Where the Wild Winds Blow and A Following Wind. Her story-verse, A Year Before Christmas, is available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Her collection of short stories: Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, and from Smashwords.
Find Cathy online at http://www.cathy-cade.com
Her new book is ‘Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories’.
Here are some links where you can find out more about Cathy’s work, and also buy any books that you like the look of.
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The Poet Magazine The Poet Magazine has published two of my verses in their summer edition, On the Road (click on link or image below for more information about this edition). I don't consider myself a poet (I don't think I could produce blank verse to save my life) Two of my rhymes submitted for … Continue reading The Poet
Another poem penned for one of the 12 poems in 12 months challenges at Deadlines for Writers.com . The prompt for this one was "rudimentary". Evolution Amoeba-like in amnion. Life-defining. Protozoan cells divide, multiplying. Burrow into tissue softness. Fix location. Fluid flowing in, around. Communication. Nourishment by yolk sac, like a baby chicklet. … Continue reading Evolution
Many thanks to Sally’s wonderfully eclectic Smorgasbord for including my books in her blog (..and I now have two more authors to add to my TBR mountain).
There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.
In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.
Meet Cathy Cade
Cathy lives with her husband and dogs, mostly in the Cambridgeshire Fens and sometimes across the fence from London’s Epping Forest. Following a career in libraries where creative writing opportunities were limited to annual reports, she now produces a different kind of fiction.
Cathy’s short stories have been published in…
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I use Squoosh to compress images for this blog and elsewhere on the web, but I don't always resize them. Images from older posts, before I discovered Squoosh, have been lurking uncompressed at the bottom of my Media Library. I couldn't bear the thought of going through old posts, deleting the images attached to them, … Continue reading What I found in my WP Media Library
Resizing images in WP - from Chris, The Story-Reading Ape's Blog.
Another character from Westley Piddle with a story of his own. (I love these drawings.)
Henry, the English Mastiff, the biggest and mildest fourlegs ‘round abouts is at Westley Piddle Veterinarians for his annual rabies jab. But he wakes up to something worse. Wotz got to do with his very own plum bobs and a new nick name spreading fast.
A particularly snowlick time in Westley Piddle. That unremembered small town on the Thameslick between Bisham and Cock Marsh. Winter arrives and the snowlick falls from the sky leaving favorite squirting spots and marker posts all buried beneath it. Easy for the hindlegs who snifz particularly idiotic this time of year, mindlessly leaving random tracks all over the snowlick in Herdwick pooping park – seeing how many tracks they can kick up with thems footpaws for no sensible reason at all. That’s hindlegs for yu.
Fourlegs in winter are much more sensible, corss. They trot from A to B and trot back from B to…
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A sample character from The Usual Muttwits. Check out the regulars and their ongoing stories and don’t forget the home page at https://muttwits.com/ where you can find, among other things, a glossary of muttspeak for the confused.
“Now look here my friend, life in Westley Piddle ain’t all fun and games, what? Confounded roadworks, one way systems, bicycle lanes! One betting shop and only two pubs. Two! What bloody nonsense.
Treacle? What about him? Steady chap, does his best, best paw forward and all that. But confused most of the time – and supposed to be a guide dog. Ha, guide dog! Who guides who you are probably wondering. Of course we’re a team but it’s bloody obvious who’s the brains of the outfit, what?
I say, Treacle, erh, this the Greyhound public house we’re in, ay what?”
Yet another scam – thanks to Meeks for sharing this one and to Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s blog for introducing me to Meek
I found this email in my inbox last night:
I took a screenshot and deleted personal stuff so you could see what it looks like.
Firstly, how did I know this was a scam? Simple – I don’t use Microsoft OneDrive. I have NEVER used OneDrive.
Next, if you look at the email sender it says:
Not even a hint of Microsoft anywhere. ‘mail.onedrive’ is a domain that has nothing to do with Microsoft. [When you register a domain, no one else can use it. But there is nothing to stop someone from registering a domain that ‘hints’ at belonging to a well known company].
And finally, do you see the big, red ‘YOU’? I put that in to highlight the poor grammar used in the body of the email. You won’t always find poor grammar, but when you do, it’s a dead giveaway. Whoever set up this scam…
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