Pond People of your very own

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B08NZV2SS2&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_mZE9FbN4VXQE4 The revised Pond People is now available in print and as e-book with the added bonus of a gorgeous cover from John Spiers, writer and artist of My Life with Gracie. Find it on Amazon (preview above) and on Smashwords. Photo by Tairon Fernandez on Pexels.com Here's to a Hopeful New Year.

Rethinking The Pond People

Thank you to everyone who commented encouragingly on my recently-serialised story The Pond People. I've made a number of changes while re-editing it for an e-book and it looks different already, but I have accepted what I knew in my heart of hearts... that it is still two-dimensional and needs work. I envisaged Pond People … Continue reading Rethinking The Pond People

Riding the Waterfall

Those who've been following this blog for a while might have read this already on commaful at https://commaful.com/play/cathycade/mirlings-in-winter/. Or perhaps in my collection Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories (available from Amazon). But for more recent followers who've been reading the mirlings saga, here's a verse I wrote earlier. Skimming down the waterfall, bouncing off … Continue reading Riding the Waterfall

Things To Do 2: with Children

Suggestion 1: Treasure Hunts Treasure doesn't have to be diamonds and pearls. I first started treasure hunts with my brood when we were on holiday with my sister, staying in a borrowed family cottage with five small children, three terriers and no money. Not all of the children could read yet, so I devised picture … Continue reading Things To Do 2: with Children

Pond People – 2

Continuing the Mirlings' story. (Find part 1 here.) Flash Lightning. Something streaked past Molly, washing her aside and propelling the goldfish into the cover of reeds. The cat’s paw rose empty through the water. The bright blur swooped into a somersault before slowing to become an orange-and-black mirling. He landed with a flourish in front … Continue reading Pond People – 2