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
My short story, The Last Post has been approved for Reedsy's weekly story competition. Each week prompts are sent out on a Friday for story submission by the following Friday. Last week's prompts incorporated the challenge to write the story in third person. The winner will be decided later this week. You can read and … Continue reading The Last Post
Two days left before Smashwords "official" publication date on 21st June when Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories will be available in any e-book format for $2.99 (£2.97). Until then readers of this blog can purchase at the reduced price of $1.99 (£1.97). Just click on one of the links in this blog post. And … Continue reading Two Days to Go
This was written for a different challenge. Not, this time, a poetry challenge as such, but a general writing prompt for Someone I Knew. Someone I Knew I don't get out much now – in fact, I don't get out at all, except for in the garden, with a frame in case I fall. The … Continue reading Future Past
The e-version of Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories, is NOW available to preorder from Smashwords in all e-formats at the reduced price of $1.99 (£1.97) until 21st June, when the price will revert to $2.99 (£2.97). Apologies to anyone who tried to order after my earlier post. I omitted to click on a concluding … Continue reading Presale offer now active
What questions would you ask an author in an interview?
Another villanelle (see Hiatus for my first). This was the one I posted for May's 12 poems in 12 months challenge at Deadlines for Writers.com Drat! They come to me in dreams at nightas scurrying streaks of whiskered greed,black beady eyeballs gleaming bright They first appeared in broad daylight.Beneath the bird table they'd feedand come … Continue reading Drat!
One of last year's prompts for our monthly poem on 12 Poems in 12 months was for a poem that rhymed. Judging by the comments that accompanied this prompt it seems a lot of poets found it more of a challenge than usual. But when I was at school (back in the Dark Ages) all … Continue reading Tigger’s Other Song
titles matter. So how can I find a killer title?