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This week we are invited to invent our own cocktail (and give the recipe), then write a short story tied to the cocktail in some way. Any genre, 2000 words. So this story contains alcohol and mild abuse of it. Thanks, Chuck, I will kill two birds with one stone and make my chapter 3 […]
Guest Author Jemima Pett and The Princelings Series. an interview with The Story Reading Ape. Thanks, Chris!
Our challenge from Chuck Wendig this week was to rewrite a fairy tale in a genre drawn at random. I got 6 – Satire – and I also wanted to make it part of my Norfolk week. I’ve always wanted to rewrite the Princess and the Pea which has been mentioned on both occasions we’ve […]
This was meant to be a post about my Norfolk Reading challenge, in fact any challenge getting you to read books about/set in your local area. But I’ve forgotten most of it, and what was to have been “Norfolk Week” on my blog will just turn into a few other things instead. But I can […]
First off, an apology to J A Blackburn and Renee at Mother Daughter Book Reviews for being late with this post – and in a different place than expected. About the Book Title: Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, Book #1) Author: J.A. Blackburn Publication Date: October 19, 2013 Publisher: Pip & Grey Number of pages: […]
I’ve spend the last two and a half days trying to work out why my new blog and website aren’t working. In a nutshell, the server they were on got corrupted. Eventually things were sorted out onto a new server, and in theory I should have been able to carry on as normal. (warning, techie […]
A couple of people managed to see this on my new blog before it went down. Since it’s going to be a few days till it returns, I thought I’d give you this 2000 word story based on three random-number generated items – who, where and what’s the problem! Hell Hath No Fury I finished […]
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Parties and fireworks – People celebrate worldwide. It’s Jenny’s birthday! Dedicated to all my friends and family who have birthdays between 15th December and 8th January and who get a raw deal, year in and year out. Jenny confessed to me that she didn’t realise until she was about eleven that everyone wasn’t celebrating her […]
Well, I hope you had a happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate at this time of year. As I read three detective stories during December, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, Voice of the Violin and A Great Deliverance, I thought I’d compare the three sleuths for your enjoyment. Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot needs no introduction, surely. Most […]
With over 50 reads this year, most of which have been reviewed on the blog, I have plenty of 5 star ratings to choose from. I think it’s worth commenting on my Goodreads stars. It’s a close call between 4 and 5. Both mean I thoroughly enjoyed them and thought they were well written, engaging, […]
At the start of the year I had a number of classic books by Charles Dickens on my to read list. I eventually took them off, but put A Christmas Carol back on to celebrate Christmas in the most traditional of ways. It’s not as if everyone doesn’t know the story. The numerous movies and […]
Probably my last flash fiction of the year, and I give you a story of two characters that I have grown to love this year. I’m hoping I’ll see lots more of Big Pete and the Swede in the future. You can read their previous stories in the Orichalcum Library and On the Wings of […]
Welcome to the fantastic 12 Authors of Christmas seasonal giveaway and blog tour! Today I am interviewing the author of Lionel’s Grand Adventure series – Paul R Hewlett (wild applause)! I’ve reviewed the second book Lionel Turns The Other Cheek and the third one Lionel’s Christmas Adventure – soon I’ll get back to the first one, […]
Christmas cards posted, Meals planned, presents wrapped, tree up. Soon friends will arrive!
In January I discovered the Pre-1960 Classic Childrens Book Challenge. Like other challenges I didn’t do very well on linking back to the originator and telling what I’d been up to, but the originator didn’t seem to remember to do that herself, either. So I just kept reading them, tryng for one a month. Funnily […]
Last year I read the first of Flea’s five Christmases by Kevin George, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wonder whether I’ll be completing the set in 2016?! This book starts with a hugely exciting disclosure of how Jack Frost came to be Santa’s enemy. It’s a great bit of writing, full of pace, inventiveness and […]
This is a self-indulgent little story that came to me while I was putting up the Christmas tree. It’s 1001 words including the title! Christmas Past The fairy clambered over the pine needles and came face to face with the globe of blue and white swirls on its golden surface. It was a grand reunion. […]