My Writing

Writing previously blogged.

Scroll down for The Pond People, or click this link.

Posts about my books

A Year Before Christmas 

Witch Way 

Short stories and other ramblings

In order of publication: most recent first

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



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


The Pond People

  1. Meet the Mirlings
  2. Flash Lightning
  3. Eddy and Flo
  4. Never
  5. Target Practice
  6. Responsibilities
  7. Training
  8. Tournament
  9. Missing
  10. Prizewinning Shot
  11. Goldie
  12. Setting Out
  13. Decisions
  14. Surrounded
  15. Seen
  16. Still
  17. Moving Day
  18. Settling In
  19. Home Impovements
  20. Dreams
  21. Holiday
  22. Scents of Home
  23. Happy New year
  24. Do something!
  25. Breaking Up
  26. Breaking down
  27. Fishing
  28. Home
  29. Raining
  30. Missing
  31. Cats and dogs
  32. Memorial
  33. Riding the Current

Riding the Waterfall – a mirling poem

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