The bus dive-bombed in and out amongst the longest coal trucks I’d ever seen as we careened down into Shenmu. I clutched the seat in front of me a little harder and glanced at my fellow travellers (all local) then … Continue reading ErlangShan: A Heavenly Way To Spend a Spring Day
Revising a short story or article can be stressful, while revising your novel can quickly turn into a horror story, complete with acute mental torture, and shrill screams of heartfelt pain. Fortunately, most of the awful vexations you encounter during … Continue reading 5 Revision Vexations and Their Silver Linings
So it was that in fits of boredom many months apart, I played the same love/dating quizzes in a row, certain in the knowledge that I would get the more…normal (shall we say) responses the second time around. Imagine my utter shock when both times (both!) returned the very same answer!
And now you’re wondering what those were and why they are so shocking. Continue reading My Secret Nemesis? Underwear Model!
Brave Baby by Plastic Skateboard
Another song which is fairly new to my playlist. Again, this one evokes the desert/coastal locations for me and those long hot roads. It also mixes the strong desires and emotional conflicts perfectly. Besides, both Vivian and Munro were trying to be cool, and had to be brave instead. Continue reading Three Million’s A Crowd Soundtrack: Second Chances blog tour
I know there were two white dogs, one of which kept falling into the pool and then having to be helped out.
I know there was a fun-run and numbed hands from fishing for water and cool-drinks from the ice-tub.
I know there were a few cool days, but mostly relentless heat which must have short-circuited my brain and so led to this deplorable memory loss and/or loss of time… But there are a few clues of what I’ve been up to. And as for December, well, we’ll get to that… Continue reading Let’s Not Do The Time-Warp, yeah?
This incident happened last December and got me thinking about how being a writer makes me view the world… This piece was first posted on Ello last December. At first, he looked like any beggar at the traffic lights—possibly the … Continue reading Fallen Angel
“So spill!” I said as I placed my cup on the low table.
Audrey took me literally as she set her mug down next to mine. “You’re never gonna believe this!” she began, then grabbed my arm for emphasis, or perhaps she was afraid I was going to run off. “Munro’s applied for Treasure Seekers! And Celia’s partnered with him! They were both accepted as a team; can you believe it!”
Continue reading What’s this story called? And catching up with the Em-dashes
Disclaimer: I’m a growing fan of Carlyle Labuschagne, not just because of her books, but because she’s got to be one of the most honest writers out there. I see Carlyle and think, ‘I want to be her!’ She balances … Continue reading I had to ask: Carlyle Labuschagne
I’ve meant to write about Noisetrade.com since April, soon after I started downloading from the music and eBook site. For a music fan like me, it’s been nothing but a boon. I’d joined to help distribute my eBooks and find more readers, and became a fan of some truly gifted and inspiring music artist in the process. Some of you may know I depend a lot on music to help keep me focused on the feel or action of my work in progress. I’ve found so much great music on Noisetrade to help me with that, that I very seldom … Continue reading Noisetrade: Dispersing Beautiful Music
There’s no better way to start a dull grey Saturday morning than to be treated to breakfast by Clinique SA and RedSquare. Mum and I were invited to just such a breakfast last Saturday at La Lucia Mall to launch … Continue reading Breakfast at Amici’s