What I’ve been writing
Sunday: What I’ve learned about writing
Some silly, some sensible, thoughts about writing.
Monday: Christmas in September
A family prepares for a sad Christmas.
A story about what happens when a fairytale character doesn’t want to follow the rules of the genre (or the patriarchy).
Wednesday: The Edge
A poem inspired by a week of utterly insane revelations in Australian politics.
Thursday: The Job
A woman accepts a job on a remote island off the Queensland coast. The job might not be what it seems.
Friday: Hard Work
Being a writing buddy is hard work for a beautiful, fluffy cat.
Saturday: Time to Leave
In chapter three of my work in progress, the survivors decide it’s time to leave the city.
What I’ve been reading
The General’s Wrath and other short stories by Laura M. Austin. This is a collection of five short stories, each featuring a human-mythical creature encounter. In Swindling Ulse, a group of humans attempt to steal from a dragon, with a strange result. In Hunting One Another, the hunted becomes hunter and then the unexpected happens. In The General’s Wrath, a mermaid is angered by ocean pollution, and takes action. In The Applicant, a woman applies for a job that’s too good to be true. In Predator, a young vain woman marries a rich old man. The stories were all well written, and I was honestly disappointed the book ended. I bought it on Kindle, but it’s on multiple other sites, look for it wherever you buy your ebooks.
Miss Cecilia’s Coming Out Party by Alina Lee (short story). This is a story of a young woman and a controlling father. Just how far will Cecilia comply with her father’s unreasonable demands?
I am Tibet by Sonsnow. A sad, beautiful, lamenting poem.
Medieval History: Letters Written by Joan of Arc “Maid of Orleans” by Samantha James (Chronicles of History). Part of the story of Joan of Arc, and the reproduction of two of her letters. This is a very interesting read for anyone interested in history.
How to Conquer your Writer’s Doubt by Lady Jabberwocky (blog post). A reassuring post for all writers who struggle with self-doubt. I won’t detail all your points, but if you’re a writer who struggles with this, it’s worth a look. In fact, if you’re a writer, Lady Jabberwocky’s blog is all-round worth a look.
A look at a book
If you like the animal stories on Fridays on this blog, you might like the poems about those animals.
A collection of cute and simple poems about a collection of cute and simple pets.