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Oh look, a bee!

I have to admit to being remiss with my blog updates this year, which is, in part, due to feeling completely demoralised about my writing progress. With very little success to speak of and rejection after rejection eating away at … Continue reading

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birth | music | sonnets

An Anthology by ALPHA WRITERS GROUP Alpha Writers is an online group of approximately 16 members from around the world. A selection of their work (first names only; no surnames given), over a period of five years, has been collated … Continue reading

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Sadie

Sadie, our beloved cat, died today at the ripe old age of 16. Although we are incredibly sad, we were grateful to be around to comfort her during the last few moments of her life, which were relatively peaceful. Arriving … Continue reading

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Blooming Lovely!

As avid fans of Springwatch, and its counterparts Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, we have re-fashioned our garden this year to accommodate flowers that will attract bees, birds and other wildlife to its borders. There are many plants that fit into this … Continue reading

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O Brevity, Brevity, wherefore art thou, Brevity?

This weekend, I submitted three short stories to various competitions, with two more prepared and ready to be entered next week. Before you get excited, they were stories that had been long or short-listed in previous competitions, so I decided … Continue reading

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The Day Death Wore Boots

Remember me telling you that I’d come runner-up in a competition organised by Alfie Dog Fiction and my prize was any book from their website? Well, here’s the review for that very book: The Day Death Wore Boots is a … Continue reading

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My Shrunken Literary Muscle

I’ve often heard writers liken the act of writing to exercising a muscle and after a prolonged break from short story composition, I now understand exactly what they mean. Exercising anything is a concept I struggle with, being inherently lazy. … Continue reading

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Sweet Talk

by Samantha Tonge Samantha Tonge is a writer who is well-known on the magazine circuit, particularly to those readers of ‘The People’s Friend’, and, more recently, has added the description of popular novelist to her list of credentials. Sweet Talk … Continue reading

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Back to the Land of the Living!

Just a short post to let anyone that may be interested know that I’m still around and haven’t quite fallen from the face of the earth … yet. I have been forced to register at the local ‘Knacker’s Yard’ though, … Continue reading

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Six Stupid Sheep and Other Yarns

Short Stories by Susan Wright Six Stupid Sheep and Other Yarns is a collection of 13 short stories, by Susan Wright, and published by Alfie Dog Fiction. Their themes are centred on common emotional issues such as loneliness, deceit, jealousy, … Continue reading

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