The genre question…


Let’s see now…

Mystery, history, romance, or thriller,
Fantasy, sci-fi, or seek for the killer,
Classics, Jurassics, occasional science
Symbolic studies, books on self-reliance,
Alternative therapies, young adult fiction,
Cordon bleu cooking, artistic depiction,
Esoteric theories and Zen meditations
Poems and drama and comic creations,
Old childhood favourites, folklore and fables
Standing stones, pyramids, magical tables,
Anthropological investigations,
How to prepare alcoholic libations,
Autobiography and archaeology
Bee keeping, dog training and herpetology,
Museum catalogues, works on photography
(all that is missing is blatant pornography)
Quantum mechanics, psychology textbook,
Comparative studies… then on to the next book…
“What do you read?” is the question they asked me…
Look at my bookshelves and try to unmask me!
But in their minds the next question is humming,
“What do you write?” Well, I knew it was coming…
The hardest of questions… and its undeniable
“Most of our books? Genre: Unclassifiable…”


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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23 Responses to The genre question…

  1. davidprosser says:

    Utterly brilliant Sue.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  2. Darcy says:

    Of course it is ❤


  3. TanGental says:

    Fabulous Sue. The rhymes here are a lexicographer’s delight!


  4. Georgia Rose says:

    Oh that’s terrific! Well done 🙂


  5. Reblogged this on Barrow Blogs: and commented:
    Great answer to a question … Or … how not to be put into a box.


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Love it, Sue – and it’s so true.


  7. Ali Isaac says:

    Fantastic Sue! I am in awe of your talent! 😂


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    😀 Pretty much sums it up!


  9. noelleg44 says:

    Sue, you constantly amaze me!


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