My Writing

Writing previously blogged.

Posts about my books

A Year Before Christmas 

Witch Way 

Short stories and other ramblings

In order of publication: most recent first

The Godmother

Pond People

Christmas Presence (a story)

Trick or Treat?

Goodnight Eileen

Doors Closing

Mission – flash fiction

The Unwanted Gift – a very short story 

Leaving Us – the death of young Digger

Danny Boy – a story written in 24 hours (or less…)

Roome Bay – on holiday with our dogs



This is in reverse order of publication: oldest first (just keeping you on your toes). I’m hoping it improves as it goes down – feel free to let me know.

Puzzling it Out – a verse about…  puzzles

Goblins and Trolls – a verse about abusive feedback

Fred’s Legacy – a verse about Fred’s campervan

A Year Before Christmas – the story of Emmie the Elf.  (NB: not currently on Smashwords; see link above for updated links to Amazon in ‘About my books‘ ) 

My Call –  outsmarting the bigger guy

A Study in Red – editing

Comma Chorus – rethinking commas

Good Company – also ran

Into Each Life – falling rain

Default Mode – rhyming doggerel

The Humpty Verdict – a cautionary tale

Riding the Waterfall – a poem about mirlings

Hiatus – a villanelle

Pigs and Whistles – Tom’s career choice

Tigger’s Other Song – with aplogies to Disney

Drat! – another villanelle

Someone I Knew – ageing

Evolution – growing life

Now I am Old – with apologies to Jenny Joseph


The Pond People

Story chapters

Riding the Waterfall – a mirling poem

Editing the Pond People

Rethinking the Pond People

The Godmother

Story chapters


Links to my writing elsewhere

What is Commaful? (link to Barney)

Mirlings in Winter and  Day One (Commaful links: )

Together (Commaful link  in blog post)

Postcard from Malta (Commaful link in blog post)

Flash Fiction Magazine story (link to Goodnight Eileen)

Crystal (scroll down past poem for Commaful link)

Read all my illustrated flash contributions at


I also have stories and verse published in our writing group’s anthologies

Where the Wild Winds Blow  and A Following Wind from the Whittlesey Wordsmiths, available from Amazon

Click here for Eva Jordan’s review of Where the Wild Winds Blow