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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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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Saying more with less

The last few months we have been the victims of a pandemic that not only stole lives but crippled economies worldwide. I would have thought that the world had suffered enough to rethink our values and our behaviours in the past, and certainly this new threat has given us reasons to pause and think on […]

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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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Flavours of Italy

When I got side-tracked by poetry, I wondered what the heck I was doing. I went with it and it surprised me. Not so much in the first book, but certainly in the second because the choice of topic wove itself into the novel series. It felt right and then it slowly dawned on me […]

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