We all have places we long to go in the world; places friends have visited; places told to us by strangers; places that are part of family tradition; places revealed to us in films; places glimpsed on TV; places made famous by a celebrity; places made infamous by a legend. It was the latter for … Continue reading In the Steps of Hemingway
‘Goodbye, my love, my dear Katharine. One day, I will see you again. Until that day, I will carry your love and this image of you in my heart. It will sustain me in the hard days ahead, I know it will. I have to believe it will. I have to.’ Katharine raised her hand … Continue reading Carnival of Words 1st Prize Winning Story ‘Two Days’ by Marie Anne Cope
As I sit here in my study with my flask of coffee, as my electric is off for the next few hours, I have decided to write a long overdue blog – inspired by John Jelly’s Blogging for Authors workshop. The trouble is, with no electricity, whilst I have the battery life in my laptop, … Continue reading What a Difference a Year Makes
When you see or hear the word “Hallowe’en’, what image does it conjure up for you, dear reader? Do you see children dressed as their favourite superhero, jumping with excitement as they go door to door asking for sweets? Do you see arrogant teenagers, not even bothering to dress up, going door to door expecting … Continue reading The Diaphanous Veil of All Hallows’ Eve
It was an absolute delight to receive the nomination for The Liebster Award from the lovely Aimee Coveney. Thank you Aimee. Aimee has worked with me this year to rebrand my internet presence, creating a fantastic website for me and linking to it Scary Ramblings plus my social media, enabling them all to be accessed via … Continue reading Scary Ramblings Receives the Liebster Award!
As Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary is celebrated, as a writer, I cannot help but turn a little green at his endurance through the centuries. He has achieved what all writers dream of – immortality. Yet, one can but wonder as to whether this was forefront in his mind when he penned his works, or whether he … Continue reading To Live, or not to Live…..Forever, That is the Question.
I thought I’d save the best for last. ‘Death’, the fourth horseman AND my favourite (or one of them, at least) subject, is one controversial fellow. I mean, for years I believed him to be minus his cranium in its proper place – instead having it tucked under his arm – riding around decapitating people. … Continue reading A Pale Rider or The Headless Horseman?
If you have a bit of a thing for the colour black, then the answer to this would be “yes”. It may also mean that you are wealthy, from the upper classes and see yourself as superior to those less fortunate than yourself. It may also mean that you are a bit of a control … Continue reading Are You a Bit of a Dark Horse?
Greetings, dear reader, it’s been a while. Almost a year, in fact. Shocking, I know, but I haven’t been resting on my laurels, twiddling my thumbs or any other cliché you can come up with. I have, in fact, been flat out, at your request, writing BROKEN BONDS – the second book in the four … Continue reading Isn’t There a White Knight Upon a Fiery Steed?
If you are, dear reader, be sure you are clear on who or, should I say, what may arrive. “I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” (Revelations 6:1.2) The rider on … Continue reading Are You Waiting For a Knight on a White Horse?