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Watching the girls go by…

England is hot at the moment… by our standards, at least… and any inkling of summer in our temperate land is always greeted by the hopeful baring of pale flesh. It also seems to be greeted with traffic jams and, … Continue reading

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A nice surprise…

Ten years ago, I entered my first poetry competition, without the slightest hope of being placed. Like most writers, I am not all that good at self promotion, and entering any kind of writing competition seems to fall into that … Continue reading

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A painter’s palette

The faded flower caught my eye as I was trimming the potted plants on the windowsill. The rich shades of its life and death were so striking they would make an amazing watercolour. Appropriate, really, as the flower was an … Continue reading

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Indie Success –10 things that really matter

Hans Christian Andersen by Anne Grahame Johnstone There are a lot of articles and reports out there giving various and often conflicting figures about the Indie book market. All seem to agree, however, that the percentage of Indie writers and … Continue reading

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Trusting life

Looking through old poems and writing I am struck by how much the sense of longing pervades them.  A sense of yearning. Yet, when I think about it, look at the dates, I realise that many of these pieces were … Continue reading

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A dinner date

Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d never worn it before except to stand in front of the mirror. It was one of … Continue reading

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Sundials in the shade

  “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” ~Benjamin Franklin I have a very dear friend who made it his mission to make me blush. This was a gallant stance for him … Continue reading

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