Nature – angel or demon, and the haibun storyteller

When Nature has something to say, she does not hesitate as we well know. There is no-one or nothing crueller. Then again, there is no-one or nothing more beautiful in the comeback. If it sounds like I think of Nature as a person, I do. As a child, I grew up on stories of the […]

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Small stories, big ideas and it’s never my fault

One of the reasons I love the haibun is because of its ability to make a point with its brevity. Let’s face it, most of us are prone to go into details, not just writers. When I started playing around with the idea for this piece, I was thinking of all the times I have […]

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October has no Chilling Corner but does mention dreams and birthdays

The Month of October October is my birthday month and I have a lot of people trying to steal my thunder. My son, two granddaughters (one turning sixteen), my dearest and patient friend Patricia (I make her read things I write), my youngest daughter’s father in law, my nephew, my former sister in law…damn it’s […]

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Vampires aren’t always supernatural creatures

Last month was about that joyous moment when new life is put into our arms. This month, that life grows up. How easily we go from the joy of the new to the heartache of real-life. Choices Time brings changes both good and bad. Everything we do in life is in our hands. We have […]

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Poetry and cooking, and things in common

My eldest daughter remarked that the current state of the world under the Corona Virus reign was not something she thought would ever happen in her lifetime. This is the 21st Century not some Gothic horror story. I don’t think anyone would disagree with her words. Normal is good Maintaining my blog as I have […]

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Stand over tactics and a haibun

Writers are strange creatures who take from the world around them and find the need to put it down in some sort of written form, and they do. Stranger still is the fact that often they will create something and find it suits situations they weren’t expecting. They go with an idea, finding the method […]

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There is not necessarily a title

For the first time in a what appears forever, I have had to think about writing my post. Things have been hectic and very demanding of my time, and it has felt like I was juggling puzzle pieces. I have moved interstate and for many reasons it has been difficult but that very fact gave […]

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