Monthly Archives: Jan 2015

‘A Writer’s Blog’ from the Killer’s Perspective

Originally posted on Doug's Scribbles and Ramblings:
After reading author Carole Parkes’ short story on her blog about a woman who is murdered in her own kitchen, told from the victim’s point of view, I felt inspired to write…

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Book Covers?

I’ve just been playing around with royalty free images today. Now, the main thing about these images is that you can’t use them for profit, although you can use them for many other things. I’m going to put one of … Continue reading

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To Percy (PC), Love from Meg Abyte

Sorting through some of my papers, I came across a printed copy of an old email; it was to my youngest son, Brian, who’d left home to attend university. We used to address our emails as if it was our computers … Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

 I’ve seen how others react to awards, and to be honest I wasn’t exactly sure where I stood in the debate to accept or not accept them. Fulfilling their requirements takes time and effort, and most of us are already … Continue reading

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Jessica Wren’s ‘Book of the Month’

‘Transitory’ Author Ian Williams I’ve just read and reviewed Jessica Wren’s ‘Book of the Month’ for January 2015.  It’s science fiction, a category I don’t usually read, but I’m glad I did since it’s introduced me to this genre’s possibilities. I … Continue reading

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Originally posted on BREVITY:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? We’re all hurled Into the midst, A perfect world Does not exist. Taught to hate, Doomed to die. Our death rate Has soared sky-high. We can…

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How to handle Stress

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she … Continue reading

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Original Acrylic Painting – Rocky Beach

One from my imagination painted the week before Christmas. I think I’ll rework the rocks and their shadows . I’ve had a dreadful cold since New Years Eve, so once I’ve recovered I’ll have another go. I quite liked the sky though. New … Continue reading

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