Monthly Archives: July 2020

Guest Author: Susanne Leist ~ Why am I an author? (and news of a new release!)

Why am I an author? The answer lies with my brother, Neil Leist. Neil was a person who lit up a room when he entered. He was 6 feet 2 inches, but it wasn’t his height that drew peoples’ eyes. … Continue reading

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Steps ~ Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

My granny use to say, ‘if these steps could talk what stories they’d tell!’ I’d laugh and say ‘tell me a story then.’ She would whilst we sat on those steps outside her house with the summer sun on our … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling: ‘Off Road Inn’…

* “All things considered… It’s not such a bad view for a beer garden.” * “Yet there’s nobody else here!” * “And those that are here, are inside, rather than at the Inn side.” * “If this were England…” * … Continue reading

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Worn ~ Kim Blades #writephoto

Haggard with tiredness and pain slow and stooping in his gait the old vagrant moves on   Continue reading at Kim Blades

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An Unseen Presence ~ Stuart France

* There are other sections in the Book of Genesis which may be pertinent to our survey of St Michael… * … ‘Left alone at night, Jacob was attacked by an unseen presence which wrestled with him until day-break, whereupon … Continue reading

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Worn ~ Willow Willers #writephoto

Before Cissey died she stood in the ginnel looking up at doors. Nothing had changed. The steps they used to climb up and down to school, to work to home. Still there worn and full of stories. When babies the … Continue reading

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Up and Down

This week has been a difficult one, with so many masked faces raising the ghosts of memories that I could wish had stayed well buried… memories of moments that I will not forget, no matter how much wishing I might … Continue reading

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Eight Simple Steps ~ KL Caley #writephoto

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight. It was a habit, like a nervous tick or a form of OCD. She counted the steps. Leaving… just eight simple steps to a new day, a new hope, a new … Continue reading

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Still #midnighthaiku

In contemplation Wonder at Nature’s design Embrace the stillness *

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A Literary Ape ~ Cynthia Reyes

Reblogged from Cynthia Reyes: Be warned: today I’m writing about a great ape. One who does a lot for authors around the world, and accepts payment only in virtual bananas.   ~~~ If you love books – reading them or writing … Continue reading

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