The Week in Review

Pink iris with text: "The Week in Review"

The Week in Review

What I’ve Written

Drawing: a road leading off into the distance. Caption: “What does the road ahead look like?”

Sunday: Changes to the Podcast

Over on the podcast, things are changing. Hopefully not for the worse.

Drawing: A vial with a strange purple liquid inside. Caption reads: “Merlin’s healing potion.”

Monday: Spy

Looking after Princess Aster and Queen Rose is one thing, but is Primrose ready to become a spy?

Drawing: A fairy village. Houses are built in mushrooms, and a tree, with multiple windows and a big balcony, forms the castle. Caption reads: “The royal standard flew high once more.”

Tuesday: The Queen’s Return

Following on from the stories of Primrose the fairy nursery maid, things are coming to a conclusion.

Drawing: Birthday cake with a single candle, decorated with pink and white icing. Caption reads: “Happy birthday to me.”

Wednesday: Happy Birthday

A complainy-type poem, about living with chronic illness while getting older.

Drawing: Two chess pieces, white and black queens on a red background. Caption reads: “The Queens are the strongest pieces.”

Thursday: Playing the Queen

HDU Senior Agent Jo Burns is surprised by the Countess’ latest move: to try to discredit her in public.

Photo: Princess, a seal-point rag doll cat, lying on a wooden retro stereo. Caption reads: “I like sitting on this box.”

Friday: Box

Princess Cat has found herself an amazing new spot to sit and look out the window.

A Blast from the Past

A cat with blotchy blue fur. Caption reads: “That’s the story of how I came to be this colour.”

February 2022: The Unfinished Symphony

Why did Schubert not finish his symphony? And why was his cat such a strange colour?

Sorry, no reviews this week. I went out for my birthday, used up all my energy, and didn’t read anything. Have I mentioned I hate lupus? Carefully rationing my energy is exhausting in itself.

A Look at a Book

Cover of Patchwork by Iris Carden, cover features a photo of a patchwork quilt


An anthology of poetry and short stories.

Spend a sleepless night with The Possum in the Roof, or with a werewolf in Bad Moon Rising.


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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