Stuff for Sunday – Chemicals, Inspiration, & Flowers

Ah, Sunday. Time for this week’s collection of the weird and wonderful, where I share with you all the weird and wonderful things I’ve come across this week. Well, maybe not all of them. This is a PG site, after all.     The Paris Review: What’s Inspiration, Anyway? “You cannot write a poem until you […]

I have seen the future, and it is terrifying. Or at least I hope it’s the future, and not an upcoming documentary. Admittedly, I have seen books being sold by the metre, to really set off that new living room or landing, so maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to assume this is just for […]

It’s short story time, so head on over to this week’s offering here, or read on for some background, and a ramble about the things we miss when we move away. One of the things that you don’t think about, when you’re eighteen and heading out into the world, is that not everywhere will have […]

Another Sunday, another collection of oddities for you. I have to admit that I love some of the amazing things that can be discovered when trawling through t’interwebs, and this week I’ve gone for a rather mis-matched assortment of wonderful oddities. Read on!   Writing About Writing – 17 Rules I’m not a fan of […]

I have no idea how I stumbled on this, but it is the cooking show we all need. Much swearing, drinking, ridiculing of food shows, and political incorrectness ahead. Be warned – it’s very hard to watch just one episode.     You can check their website out here. What oddly wonderful web shows have […]

It seems we found our level last week, as Cake Wrecks was the one link everyone was talking about. I should have guessed, really – badly-made baked goods are rather more fun than philosophical musings. And therefore I shall deliver more oddities and less serious stuff. After all, there’s more than enough serious stuff in […]

If you follow me on Facebook at all (and Twitter to a certain extent), you’ll have realised that I have a weakness for all things science. I don’t understand the half of it, and can never remember much of what I do understand, but I still love it. The fact that the universe is full […]

This week’s short story is here if you want to jump straight in – otherwise read on for a little ramble about where it came from. As I’ve mentioned fairly regularly, Twitter is quite the font of inspiration for story ideas. And one particularly wonderful resource is the Magical Realism Bot, which is either a […]

Somewhat like Friday’s new Frivolities post, I make no promises about how long I’ll keep this up, but I fancied sharing a few things I’ve been reading this week. Some I may have already mentioned on Facebook or Twitter, others I may have forgotten to for one reason or the other. But if you’re looking […]