The Week in Review

Pink iris with text: "The Week in Review"

The Week in Review

Drawing: Writing A for apple, Be for ball, clay tablet, papyrus, parchment, book, book. Caption reads: “Telepathy, facilitated by symbols with an agreed meaning.”

Sunday: The Magic of Writing

Writing is a kind of magic. It allows the transfer of thoughts from one mind to another through the medium of symbols.

Drawing: A crystal ball, showing a grave, with a headstone that reads: “Agatha Burke 1965-2025.” Caption reads: “She would die on her sixtieth birthday.

Monday: Foretold

The strange tale of Agatha who knows when she’s going to die. In the meantime, she’s going to have the time of her life.

Drawing: A cauldron over an open fire, with containers of ingredients all around. Caption reads: “She mixed the brew according to the recipe in the grimoire.

Tuesday: Grimoire

The strange tale of Kylie, who loved to exert power over others, but finally found someone who wouldn’t submit.

Photo: Coffee maker, with a mug of hot mocha. Caption reads: “Coffee makes me happy.”

Wednesday: Coffee

A poem about how coffee makes me happy.

Drawing: A bat flying past the moon. Caption reads: “Bat, or vampire?”

Thursday: Something New

The vampires have found a new way to spread panic. Fortunately, the Human Defence Unit is on the case.

Photo: Princess, a seal point rag doll cat, with a ball of black yarn, knitting needles and a partially-knitted scarf. Caption reads: “I help!”

Friday: Helpful Cat

Princess Cat absolutely knows how to be helpful.

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

Saturday: Family Lies Chapter 21: Discovery

Police search the back yard of the house Emily grew up in.

A Blast from the Past

Crumbed chicken and chips. Caption reads: “Another meal, crumbed chicken and chips.”

February 2022: The Tunnel

A person wakes up in a kind of maze, with no memory of how they got there.

Sorry, no reviews this week. I’ll try to do better next week.

A Look at a Book

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.

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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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