Excerpt from Group Meeting

Group Meeting Chapter 1 by Iris Carden 1. Monday Morning They sat in their usual circle, in their usual varying attitudes of attention and inattention, waiting for the week to begin. “OK”, Sarah looked down at her notes. “Well it’s the start of another week. How did everyone go over the weekend?” Residents looked from…… Continue reading Excerpt from Group Meeting

The Venomous Void Chapter 5

The Problem at Home Chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Wendy, Frederick, and Toad arrived home to find Maria and David very worried. “What’s wrong?” Wendy asked. “Bobby’s sick,” Maria said simply.  “Conventional medicine can’t help.  I’ve tried using my Watchitt abilities, but it won’t work.  You’re stronger than me. I need you to try.” They…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 5

The Venomous Void Chapter 4

Communications by Iris Carden The head of communications for the Ivory Tower was a Watchitt named Nancy.  She was a grey-haired lady who looked like she should be someone’s grandmother.  (Not Wendy’s grandmother of course, she had Queen Bertha in that role.) “These look like really old-fashioned telephones,” Wendy said, looking at a long bench filled with…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 4

Work in Progress

Since I started this blog, I’ve found that while I’m busy writing short stories and poetry for the blog, and short stories for competitions, my current major work in progress hasn’t been, well, progressing. Before I started the blog, I had three chapters of The Venomous Void, the sequel to Wendy Watchitt, written. As of…… Continue reading Work in Progress

Excerpt from Muse

Excerpt from Muse Novel by Iris Carden Introduction The boy bounced the ball against the wall. He was bored and wished his mother had time to play. Dad was at work.          Mum, however, no longer seemed to have time for him. She was busy with the tiny, pink object which was his new sister.           When Mum had…… Continue reading Excerpt from Muse