Taking The Time

Time stretches back like an electric wire, crisscrossing my memories. Awoken, by the scent of a yellow rose, by pink sunrise climbing out from a tumbling silver sea, by the call of a bird, alerting us all to the morning. Time stretches forwards, like a spider’s thread of silk, difficult to see and yet, I…

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Holding Onto Hope

When you feel the heaviness of the world, as if you are falling through space, with nothing to grasp, go to nature. There’s no white noise, no anger, no egos, no judgment. There’s no pressure, no competition for your time. There’s hope in every single blade of grass, in the unfurling petals of flowers, in…

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Flash Fiction – An Exercise in Restraint

Writers Victoria have been running a 30 word flash fiction challenge across April #WVFlashFic  on twitter. It was a wonderful 30 days of creating and reading words, inspired by the daily prompt. I have met lots of lovely people through the challenge. This kind of writing helps you to form stories with clarity. It pushes…

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Sitting With Silence

When you write words for a living, it can be hard to sit with silence. There are always so many words, so many conversations and ideas, running through your mind. I have been writing words on the Internet since 2001. That is a very long time to put pieces of you out into the world,…

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Call Yourself a Writer?

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Do you call yourself a writer? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Before I even started school. I used to enter writing competitions, especially poetry, when I was in primary school. I even won a few. I have been blogging since 2001. I have had no issue calling myself a…

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