The Week in Review

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

What I’ve written this week

Photo of Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat, curled up asleep.  Caption reads: I could sleep for a week.

Sunday: Fatigue

Any extra activity leaves me exhausted. Some things are worth the consequences.

Drawing of three  mountain peaks, the two tallest with snow on the top.  Caption reads: "It comes down from the mountains."

Monday: Beast

A little cottage and a small hobby farm seems like a lovely retirement. It’s a pity about that large predator that comes down from the mountains at night.

Tuesday: Tentacles

In a post climate-change world, everything is underwater, including unexpected monsters.

Wednesday: Koala

A poem about koalas, who are losing their habitat, and who need trees.

Drawing of night sky with a bat across the full moon. Caption reads: "No-one notices a bat."

Thursday: New Year’s Eve

On one night of the year, easy prey comes to the vampire.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie) sitting in the sun.  Caption reads: "I found a lovely patch of sunlight."

Friday: Sunshine

Fanta’s found her patch of sunshine again after days of rain.

Pencil drawing of a tree with a single almost heart-shaped fruit. Caption reads: "The first tree they found had an almost heart-shaped fruit."

Saturday: The Garden

In the next chapter of The Venomous Void, Wendy and friends enter the garden, and find what they’re looking for, along with a friend of a friend.

What I’ve been reading

  • Alina Lee’s short story The Tired Commuter about a woman who recalls all the pressures from her work while she waits for a train.
  • I loved Andrea, Children’s Illistrator’s The Power of a Blanket, an illustration that goes back to childhood, where something as simple as a blanket could be anything you wanted it to be.
  • The Chronicles of History took me back to one of my favourite books with Frightening Quotes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • And of course I’m continuing my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series which is taking for ever because I keep getting distracted by other things, but which is thoroughly entertaining. I’m up to the twentieth book, so almost half-way. I can recommend them for anyone who hasn’t read them yet.

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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