Sitting down on the job. The life of a paperback writer… Ian Hutson

 Reblogged from The Diesel Electric Elephant Company:
I am affectionately known by all and sundry at the Cleethorpes Sanatorium for the Clinically Confused as “Peanut Head, Ward 3, Bed 7”.

Do horses really sit down like that, rear end only? I suppose that they must, this one certainly was.

How peculiar.

I may have been sat sitting still, much in the manner of this horse, but I have not been entirely idle.

Nor, you might notice, has Father Nature been entirely idle. As well as this unseemly orgy of nest-building and mating taking place in every tree and hedgerow, do you notice the buds on the trees?

There aren’t yet many, and they are in dire peril for the moment (lashings of cold weather and ginger beer are forecast to descend upon us once again in the next couple of weeks), but signs of life are returning to the countryside.

I, for my part, am hibernating less than I have of late. In spite of the Cardinal’s blackout blinds being eleventy-nine point nine nine percent effective, something in that squidgy blancmange between my ears notices the increasingly early appearances of daylight and wakes me from my slumbers.

Continue reading at The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company.

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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4 Responses to Sitting down on the job. The life of a paperback writer… Ian Hutson

  1. Ian Hutson says:

    Thank you to both Sue and Michael – reblogs very much appreciated! 🙂


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