Writing Motherhood: A Creative Anthology

This blog post is long overdue, but I wanted to mention a new anthology that I feature in! Named Writing Motherhood - A Creative Anthology, this collection has been edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke and features a chorus of female voices amongst…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ The Redemption of Black Ice

When I get the time (the big "when"), I love writing short stories. So what better than to write some flash fiction, which is very short stories. Not long ago I discovered Friday Fictioneers, hosted by an author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each…
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Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Confession Time!

Ok, time to 'fess up and give you the second instalment of how I've been getting on since I last wrote about my new adventures in self-publishing. (Click here in case you missed that post). First off, my 'beta reader', in other words, my trusted…

Friday Fictioneers ✮Flash Fiction 100 Words ✮ Three Days to Go

Photo Credit © Dale Rogerson Three days to go   Three days to go.   I get them all round. Friends since I-don’t-know-when. We order pizza, paint our toenails violent red, sing along to Nina Simone. First bottle of wine, they…
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'The past is never dead.' Inherited trauma in real-life and in my writing

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun Is it possible for behaviours to pass from one generation to another? We all know about genetic inheritance and the chromosomal DNA that is received from…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ Watching the Waves Reclaim You

Photo credit © Fatima Fakier Deria Watching the Waves Reclaim You We planned it down to the last detail, you and I. Before you were too sick to make decisions or communicate. We sat, hands clasped around tea gone cold. “But can you face…