Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Methotrexate and Healing People with lupus used to be told wounds wouldn’t heal if we took methotrexate. Recent research has changed that advice. Monday: In My Head A slightly disturbing little horror story. Tuesday: Home A woman returns to a place from her past, and makes a decision. Wednesday:…… Continue reading Week in Review


Alone short story by Iris Carden. The school library was Cindy’s favourite place to spend lunchtime. In the library, she could pick up a book, sit in her quiet spot, and be alone. Cindy had already learned that all the advice on dealing with bullies didn’t work in real life. Ignoring bullies just made them…… Continue reading Alone


Home short story by Iris Carden “Home” in Karen’s mind had always been her grandparents’ house. That was where she went after school. Her parents would come and get her after they finished work, to go back to their home to eat and sleep and get ready for school again. But her real home, where…… Continue reading Home

The Venomous Void Chapter 12

Happy Birthday Wendy chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Marci and her mother returned to Peacock Valley from their holiday at the beach.  Marci brought Wendy a necklace made of shells she had picked up on holidays. Wendy had a gift for her as well.  It was a copy of the mythology book she had…… Continue reading The Venomous Void Chapter 12


Pixie short story by Iris Carden I was writing the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper. It was a ball-point pen, so not all that old-fashioned. As I wrote, something strange happened with my previous paragraph. the ink seemed to melt from its place on the lined page, pool and pull together. Then it shaped…… Continue reading Pixie