Category Archives: Humour

Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019 ~ An Indie-Ani Christmas?

Dear Santa, here’s my Christmas list, It’s just about that time, And as an Indie writer Thought I’d submit mine in rhyme. I know you’re overworking And your mailbox must be full, So maybe a poetic list Might have that … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019! ~ Stocking Filler?

Dear Santa, That’s it… we’re on our way! Counting down to turkey-time! It is time to start the calendar and, this year, I have loads of my friends, two-legs and four,  coming over to share their Christmas stories! She’s already … Continue reading

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Why you should own a feather duster…

As time has run away with me this week… one from the archives: To some the humble feather duster may conjure nostalgic visions of French maids and uniforms, to others they are a rather retro adjunct to the broom cupboard. … Continue reading

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Swords redrawn… #bookextract #fantasy

Some years ago, I published a fantasy novel, set in the magical landscape of Yorkshire. It was initially written to preserve some of the stories and folklore I had learned as a child, wandering the moors with my grandfather. From … Continue reading

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Typical…

I just wanted to sleep last tonight… The Small Dog stayed up late, She’s all excited, I can tell, Just by the prancing gait And, “Writer, please just come and see… I’m up at fifty-eight!” “It’s not the New York … Continue reading

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Out now! Doggerel: Life with the Small Dog…

I dream of literary heights, Of poetry and fancy’s flights… Of philosophical debates And tales the inner heart relates. She dreams of tennis balls in flight, Of sneaking cuddles in the night, Of muddy walks and open gates And chicken … Continue reading

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Notes from a Small Dog: Sleeping dogs lie..?

It is tough being under the weather, Especially when you can’t talk, When you don’t fancy playing or dinner And you don’t really fancy a walk. But everyone, four-legs or two-legs, Has days when they don’t feel too bright; You … Continue reading

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In focus ~ one from the archives

My son gave me a pink stress ball . An entirely appropriate gift from him…  The gel-like stuff is translucent, textured like an orange and looks almost edible. I admit it has a certain addictive quality as I sit and … Continue reading

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Eyes as big as saucers…

Walking through the damp woods, the paw prints in the mud looked huge. “Ah,” would say my Grandad, nodding sagely, “that will be the barguest.” He would tell me bloodcurdling tales of the great, black dog with flaming eyes… tales … Continue reading

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The small dog suffers …

I tap away, I’m in full flow when, from her perch beside me, The small dog reaches out a paw and touches me to chide me. “Do you not love me any more? Perhaps you can’t abide me? Oh, writer … Continue reading

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