The Week in Review

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

What I’ve Written

Photo of two bottles of prednisone - one of 5mg tablets, and one of 1mg tablets. Caption reads: "Prednisone has horrible long-term effects."

Sunday: Prednisone

Reducing steroids after more than a decade is challenging.

Drawing of a space ship with "Raptor" written on its side, with a flag of what may be the Earth and a pirate Jolly Roger symbol painted on the side. Caption reads: "We're privateer, not just pirates."

Monday: Privateer

You can’t raid just any space craft.

Drawing of a human-shaped white translucent figure against green patterned wall. Caption reads: "Tonight we will create a ghost."

Tuesday: Creating a Ghost

A lecture on the paranormal is not going as planned.

Drawing of a heard. Caption reads: "To live, to love, to let go."

Wednesday: Human

A poem about the nature of human life.

Drawing of a carved pumpkin with flames in the eyes, nose and mouth. Caption reads: "A pumpkin spice latte, please."

Thursday: Halloween

With free-floating magic around, anything could happen.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffy) sitting on a red chair. Caption reads: "I can be sneaky too."

Friday: Sneaky Dog

Fanta is talking about how sneaky she is.

Drawing of a beam coming from a flying saucer, causing fire. Caption reads: "Colony Work in progress."

Saturday: Work

In the latest chapter of my work in progress, the alien invaders issue work orders to the survivors.

What I’ve Read (Reviews)

Dreamland poem by Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy A lovely, evocative, poem. Well worth reading.

Tibetan Political Prisoners by Sonam Tsering (Silent Songs of Sonsnow) Sometimes a joke is sad and very very telling.

The Man who Ran into an Old Friend short story by Ailina Lee (Ailina Lee’s Short Fiction A bittersweet story about choices not made and decisions not taken.

A Look at a Book

How about a bit of poetry?

Cover of Poetic Pets, featuring Princess, a seal-point ragdoll kitten.

Poetic Pets

A collection of cute and simple poems about a collection of cute and simple pets.


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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