It’s short story week, so no need to read all the guff about inspiration and creativity if you don’t fancy it – hop straight on over to The Hole in the Lawn and get reading! Okay, there’s not actually going to be an awful lot of guff for you to wade through – mostly because […]

When we decided to head to Paris for a few nights, I had two things I wanted to do – visit the Catacombs, because they were closed the last time we were there, and visit a few English secondhand bookshops, because this has become a bit of a thing for me. Unfortunately, the Catacombs are […]

It being short story week, please feel free to head straight over to read The Invisible Boy. It’s a BBN story, specifically about the boy Patrick, so you may want to read Saving The Rat and Slipping Through the Cracks first, if you haven’t already. Enjoy! It’s been an interesting sort of week. In the […]

Habit. All sorts of connotations in such a little word. You’ve got a monk’s habit, which conjures up thoughts of self-deprivation and piousness, of scratchy brown robes and hand-tended gardens. Bad habits – oh, so many of those. Biting your nails. Smoking. Picking your spots. Dog-earing book pages (shudder). Good habits – putting money aside […]

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 […]

  ​When I was a kid, I loved short stories. I mean, they’re a whole world, a whole adventure, wrapped neatly and ready for devouring in one sitting. What’s not to like, right? And in one book of short stories you have a dozen or more little slices of imagination, that you can dip into, […]

Short story day! We’re heading into some BBN (Big Bad Novel) back story today – read on for a little more about this, or jump straight on over to read The Watchers. I put aside the BBN (Big Bad Novel, if you haven’t been around to discover my lazy dependence on acronyms)  in September, with […]

Okay, let’s talk New Year’s Resolutions. Do you make them? Have you already decided what they’ll be? If so – you know, well done, if that’s your thing. But can I ask why you made them? And if you haven’t made any, but plan to – why do you think you should? There’s that sneaky […]

  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 […]