Going Postal

Cowardice

As he scrambled through the tangled brush and clawing brambles, sweat dripping from his beaked nose, Lieutenant Ethan Danforth mused on the irony of his situation. If they caught him, he would be hanged as a traitor, branded a coward and deserter. Yet it wasn't fear of an enemy that propelled him away from the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Kite Runner

As part of the Ultimate Reading Challenge I was required to read a tear-jerker in February. Here's my review of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. *GoodReads Description* Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a... Continue Reading →

Snow Day

I know that in many places, the snow we had here today doesn't even truly count as snow. I also know that there are many people who experience snow as a burden or a danger. That said, this poem is what I witnessed in the people around me today. It was lighthearted and enjoyable. Hopefully... Continue Reading →

Accidental Spring Clean

It's amazing the things you find when you're looking for something else. In an attempt to locate a scene I'd written for a story I've been on-off working on for a couple of years (more off than on - hence the lengthiness of the project) I came across a number of things that I'd completely... Continue Reading →

Beginnings (continued)

Beginnings are easy. So easy, in fact, that there’s usually a beginning before the beginning: the rain that falls and makes the pavement slick; the imperative that sends a hunter in search of prey; the gene therapy that mutates the DNA of an entire generation of children. The steps on the path that lead to... Continue Reading →

Beginnings

Beginnings are easy. They happen all the time with very little effort or forethought. Each decision made, each step in a new direction, is a beginning blossoming into existence. Now “So, What now?” Zefani smirked, lying back on the grass. “Now…” Kahti shrugged and wrinkled her nose. A coppery tang tickled her nostrils, wafting from... Continue Reading →

Enlightening Questions: Week Four

What are my roles? Mother, Daughter, Sister, Nonna, Friend, Aunt, student, teacher, volunteer, helper, carer, blogger, consumer, woman, adult, home-maker, chef. What or who am I beneath them? Reader, writer, procrastinator, loner, introvert, nerd. A worrier, an over-thinker, a morning-hater. Seeker after knowledge, after wisdom, after truth. I'm a questioner and a dreamer, a panicker... Continue Reading →

Sunday Snippets

This is more of a 30 Minute Manuscript, masquerading as a Sunday Snippet. It's all my brain could come up with but at least it's brand new and not an ancient offering from yesteryear. No music! The habit of years, broken by the gaudy architecture of a new lifestyle. What used to be second-nature, now... Continue Reading →

Playing God

According to many religions, all of existence - people, places, laws of physics, flora, fauna, weather patterns - was created by some form of omnipotent force. Alternatively, science suggests that it was a Big Bang followed by millennia of evolution. However it happened, existence is complicated. The problem that writers have, is that we’re not... Continue Reading →

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