Week in Review

Pink iris (Iris Carden Author logo) Caption reads: "The Week in Review."

What I’ve been writing

Photo of cytotoxic warning label with the caption: "Fearing the New".

Sunday Fearing the New

A blog post about my anxiety because I have to see a new rheumatologist.

Drawing of wizard's hat and staff, with the caption: "Merlin put his hat and staff on the empty seat beside him."

Monday A Warning of Things to Come

Continuing the adventures of Orsinius Wishlet, the reformed kleptomaniac wisp.

Drawing of an egg timer, with the caption: "Charles turned the egg timer over."

Tuesday Time and Time Again

Two people are on an alien spacecraft and find an item that looks familiar. It isn’t what they think it is, and is far from harmless.

Photo of a cluster of orange flowers with the caption: "Sometimes what doesn't kill you just makes you wish you were dead."

Wednesday Then and Now

A poem about recovering from trauma.

Drawing of triple-scoop ice cream cone. Caption reads: "The ice cream had an odd smell."

Thursday We All Scream

In this short story, stopping for an ice cream at the end of a shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie), with her face very close to the camera.  Caption reads: "Hello!"

Friday Hello!

Fanta would like you to know that she is a very good dog; sometimes.

Pencil drawing of a large dog with its paw on a child's head.  Caption reads: "Bobby was resting, with Woofles beside him."

Saturday The Problem at Home

Chapter 5 of my work in progress, The Venomous Void, in which Wendy learns her step-brother Bobby is gravely ill. She suggests a plan to help him.

What I’ve been reading

What have you enjoyed reading or writing this week?

Please let me know in the comments.


By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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