Category Archives: imagination

Distorted reality

I stood outside my son’s bedroom, bundled up against the cold that was dropping a few meagre snowflakes on the morning. Camera in hand, I was snapping away happily when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the window. … Continue reading

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Alternative archaeology

‘Shadowing’ is the apparent… and disputed… reproduction in the stone of many ancient monuments of prominent features in the landscape. A monolith in a stone circle that aligns with and captures the shape of a nearby peak… the capstone of … Continue reading

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Colouring the world

One from the archives while I’m making way home… I don’t often write about the painting. To be fair, these days, I don’t do it often… and definitely not often enough. There is something entirely sensual about the smell of … Continue reading

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The right way to write?

There was a bit of a conversation going on yesterday over at Serendipity about finding your voice as a writer. It is something with which many writers are preoccupied and with reason. Your voice is your signature. The tone, the … Continue reading

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Shades of the Golden Age…

As a child, I loved the old movies of the swashbuckling variety. Even then, I knew the stories were not real and the history likely to be wildly innaccurate. Romance and adventure did not wait behind every tree. Magic, though, … Continue reading

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Childhood fantasy

He’s right… by the time you reach an age with double figures, fairy stories are for babies… and you are no longer a babe. In just the same way that we cease admitting to the guilty affection for the music … Continue reading

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Fine fresh apples – Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: It has to be said that I’m rather partial to a nice crisp apple. The area around Port Naain is quite good from them, northerly but not too northerly, and the weather is quite bracing which … Continue reading

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Daydreamer…

Crack. The ruler slapped down on the desk, narrowly missing my knuckles and dissolving the magic. “Daydreaming again? You will pay attention in my class, young lady!” The French mistress, determinedly optimistic to the last, turned her back and returned … Continue reading

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The Schrödinger effect – Top 10 writing related posts 2017

Why the Schrödinger effect? Because words on a page, be that in a book or on a screen, reflect the living imagination of the writer, but are dead until a reader’s imagination gives them life. For the writer, no matter … Continue reading

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Hinting at… Happiness? by Sarah Brentyn

Reblogged from Sarah Brentyn: What does a Harvard University professor have to do with flash fiction? Nothing. And everything. Or, at least, something. I’ve thought for a long time now that good flash fiction packs a punch. It heightens emotional … Continue reading

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