The Little Furry Muse Speaks

The significant human (SH) is ‘tired’. It’s her own fault – she will insist on staying up all day when there are sunny spots to be napped in. All it means is that she oversleeps for my first breakfast, and I have to wake her. I don’t want to wake her, but what can I […]

It’s short story week, so jump straight across to read The Pie of Hate, or read on for a little background on the story. Either way – enjoy! “A sous chef makes a pie. Inside is hatred.” So went the prompt from the Magic Realism Bot, a twitter account that posts random, disjointed ideas that […]

I won, I won! I’d like to thank the little furry muse, chocolate, tea – wait. Sorry, no. Not that sort of award. Although I’m pretty chuffed anyway. The lovely A.S.Akkalon nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award (isn’t it cool? And shiny??), and I’m both enormously flattered and a little intimidated, because I feel […]

If you’d like to hop straight to this week’s short story, away you go – it’s The Sock Monster. Enjoy! Honestly? I hate wearing socks. I hate wearing shoes. Every year when it starts getting cold I go through this novelty factor period, where I love putting my boots on, much the same as I love […]

In not very long, I will have a birthday, and I will be 39. I actually wrote a whole blog post about this, musing not just on how the hell I made it this far (honestly, in some ways I’m surprised), but also on how society, as represented by TV, movies, and an uncomfortable proportion […]

It’s short story week, and we’re returning to Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly dragons and quite possibly the most exasperating creature for a clever young dragon to try and manage. Hop right in and read Beaufort Scales & the Toot Hansell WI straight away, or read on for a little background to the […]

Once upon a while ago, I used to cook full-time. In fact, I had a few jobs where this was the case, the first time being with the caterers at Waiheke Island RSA when I was still at Uni, and the most recent being in a lovely wee deli/cafe in Yorkshire. These are facts that […]

As it’s short story week, here’s your link to jump straight over and get right into reading. Let me know what you think in the comments, or join me on facebook, twitter and/or instagram. See you there! I do understand that a calm, focused mind is to be desired, and that I should work more on […]

  Well, technically it’s the week before Christmas, but near enough. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had quite enough gift lists, holiday survival guides,  and menu plans – if we’re not ready now, we’re probably not going to be, so we may as well embrace it. What’s Christmas without a few burned mince pies, […]

Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly Dragons and quite the progressive thinker, returns! Head straight to the new short story here, or catch up on his first story here.  I’m always astonished by the behaviour of my characters.  I mean, I should be used to it by now, but I still think that since […]