The Week in Review

Pink iris with text: "The Week in Review"

The Week in Review

What I’ve Written

Drawing of a piece of paper, with “Being born on the day of Ephiphany, her name simply had to be Tiffany” written on it. Caption reads: “The Tiffany Problem.”

Sunday: Tiffany and What We Think We Know

When what people think they know isn’t what actually happened, it can cause problems for writers.

Drawing: silhouette, of an almost human-shaped object. Caption reads: “They shaped the plasticine into a person.”

Monday: Save Us

Twin girls have an inventive plan to get themselves out of a difficult situation.

Photo of Iris Carden's books. Caption reads: "Excerpt from a book."

Tuesday: Group Meeting Chapter 7

I didn’t get something written in time, so here’s something I prepared earlier…

Drawing, a long road through a red soil desert, toward a red sky. Caption reads: “The road’s not at an end, you’ll go much farther.”

Wednesday: To My Younger Self

Life is hard right now, it will get harder.
But the road’s not at an end, you’ll go much farther.
Drawing: Stylised vampire fangs with drops of blood. Caption reads: “The card showed vampire fangs with drops of blood.”

Thursday: The Red

A member of the Human Defence Unit has been given a strange card.

Very close up photo of Princess, a seal-point rag doll cat. Caption reads: “I’m in charge now. OK?”

Friday: Boss Cat

Princess is taking charge.

Drawing of a partly-built brick wall with a sign saying: "Under construction." Caption reads: "Work in progress."

Saturday: Family Lies Chapter 12: Sunday Lunch

A quiet lunch with the family does not go as expected.

A Blast from the Past

Photo: A glass of wine. Caption: “Chateau cardboard, vintage…” he sipped delicately, “about last Thursday, probably lunchtime.”

February 2022: Lance and Arthur

A story of two men, leading two very different lives.

What I’ve Read

A Problematic Potion (100 Word Fantasy Story) short story by Lady Jabberwocky (Write with Heart) Apparently, potions can go wrong. I suspect the pixie.

Jeopardy! short story by Nancy Richie (The Elephant’s Trunk) A woman is stalked by an ex-boyfriend. A good story. A bit of danger. A bit of why doesn’t she do something about that? A bit of a surprise at the end.

My Feline Friend poem by Emma Grigg (EJ Grigg author) A heartfelt poem in praise of a much-loved cat.

The reviews list is a bit light-on because my week has been full-on. Hopefully, normality will resume as soon as I work out what normality is anyway. (Yes, I did just steal and modify a line from Douglas Adams.)

If I read it and I like it, or find it interesting, it goes in here. I try to only include one item from any single author in a week (even if I loved a number of things they published), because otherwise the list would get over-long.

I don’t do paid reviews, but I do accept recommendations, and even review copies of books, so if you’d particularly like me to review something, tell me about it.

A Look at a Book

Cover of Fred Flamingo Wants to Dance, by Iris Carden. Features watercolour of three flamingos.

Fred Flamingo Wants to Dance

Fred Flamingo has left his friends and his lake, and has gone to look for someone who can teach him how to dance. Will he find what he’s looking for?

While you’re here…

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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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