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Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind


Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind Swirling leaves of autumn’s wind Fly and dance in circles, Levitating from the ground They dance around your ankles. Rush indoors, escape the blast Of whipping, churning air. Close the door, ensure it’s fast Time … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 2nd Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 1st Entry


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT – 08.28.17


Source: MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT – 08.28.17

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A Question of Perception


      What Do You Think About Caravans? It has always fascinated me how people from different nations and cultures view caravans, or rather mobile homes as they are more commonly known here now. This difference seems more noticeable … Continue reading

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Lancashire Humour -Wet, Wet, Wet


We walked out of the chippy unable to speak, we had tears in our eyes. It was not the price or an Atlantic Cod shortage causing this emotional moment, we had just said goodbye to Mr Chow, proprietor of Chow’s … Continue reading

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I May Not Tell You I Love You


I May Not Tell You I Love You  Carole Parkes I may not tell you I love you Perfect husband of many years, But you see the peaceful calm we have And also the lack of tears.   I may … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading


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Updated Cover Reveal for ‘TISSUE OF LIES’


Updated Cover To coincide with my new collaborated book’s launch tomorrow, 23rd December, I’ve updated the cover on my first book ‘Tissue of Lies’.   I have made it clear it’s a new cover. See the blurb on the Amazon … Continue reading

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The Truth About Grammar


Learning from Experience The Truth About Grammar Knowing about grammar is just like knowing about healthy and unhealthy food. Just when you think you’ve learned it, the rules change.

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The ‘Written Acts of Kindness Reward’ Nomination 3


The ‘Written Acts of Kindness Award’ My third nomination for this award goes to the lovely, unassuming Marian Beaman, who describes herself  as a former plain girl who’s now turning fancy. I’m indebted to Marian who has always supported my posts by frequently commenting … Continue reading

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The ‘Written Acts of Kindness Award’


  ‘Written Acts of Kindness Award’ My first nomination for the ‘written Acts of kindness Award’ goes to Kathleen Burkinshaw. https://kathleenburkinshaw.wordpress.com/ Kathleen is an author who battles through a painful neurological disease which affects her hands, making typing difficult. Despite … Continue reading

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‘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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Silver Shimmers


  Silver Shimmers Silver shimmers on the water, Heavenly fans of light shine down From the evening sun, well hidden Under black clouds, a mourning gown ***** There’s real promise in that vision Of a beautiful time to come All … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Blogger


  Spotting an interesting post from a new male blogger, I click on ‘Follow’. Oh! Too Late! Just as the highlighted word changes to ‘Following’, I catch sight of his avatar photo. God! He looks like a criminal. Why did … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery and Applique Art Project


I spent an interesting few hours creating this, my first machine embroidered art piece. I need to frame it now. Promoting Authors, Artists and Poets http://legendsofwindemere.com http://annashinoda.wordpress.com http://shawnbird.com https://carolec55.wordpress.com http://nicholasrossis.me http:// Your website here. Add this list including your own … Continue reading

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Felt Tip Pens on Plain paper- Scribble-Doodle


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Water Colour Pencils on Plain Paper


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We Never Know What We Can Achieve Until We Try


We often tell others we’d be hopeless at drawing, painting, writing or baking when in fact we’ve never even tried. Those of you who have followed my posts and seen all my early work will know my art-work is far … Continue reading

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