Lest We Forget – all those who fell, all those left behind …
Every Horse Remembered. Lest We Forget. My response to Six Word Saturday.
Ownerless horse on the battlefield. by Adam Albrecht
The wounded brought by mules to the dressing station by Stanley Spencer September 1916.
Animals in War memorial Hyde Park, London , England
The Brooke. Action for working horses and donkeys . Every Horse Remembered.
Lest We Forget – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, recall those we lost … Thanks, Paul.
A World War 1 trench, not quite the Hyatt, Hilton or whatever, way beyond my experience.
I Hope Someone Remembers
Trenches could not be loved,
they were open tombs,
flooded, muddied, with
congealed wire garlands and
sodden timber treads,
and the stench of the living dead all round,
their sunken eyes testimony to
the glue of resignation and guilt.
Our feet blackened for love of country,
our minds already lost
in battles of their own,
Dante’s Inferno come to life,
with the sting of gas and metallic chatter,
always the thudding, crumping, shells
that shake our bones
and reshape our vision.
Our thoughts occasionally turn to
going home, could it be?
But that thought is scotched
as machine guns lace the air,
and the referee’s whistle calls play,
all the while the unrelenting cries
of death and pain rain down.
No more to hold a hand or taste…
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An excerpt from the current WIP: The Old Woman and the Mad Horse - a Case File for the Big Three Mining Investigations (and yes, I think that may be the title!). The paperwork was built up like blockwork until it overwhelmed the in-tray. The out-tray was worse. It was a constant. As much as … Continue reading Chapter 7 – Cam the Cop
Not the way it's set out to do the thing, but that's life - I tend to be a bit of a rebel anyway, so I saw the 'Name Three Things' and because of my issues earlier today, I put it to myself with my own question: What Three Things Can I Do With It … Continue reading Three Things for this situation:
And they give you this. I also got one before, but as I was head down, bum up, the thing I said I'd do with it went out the window - defenestrated for the sake of continuation of the project ... And what day is this? Oh, yes, SIX, so back I go, it's not … Continue reading Day 5 … Apparently
Aussies – check now!
On the Bowker website:
A MESSAGE TO MYIDENTIFIERS CUSTOMERS:
November 1, 2018 – R.R. Bowker, LLC (“Bowker”) was recently made aware by the payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on cards after they were legitimately used on Bowker’s website, http://www.myidentifiers.com. We immediately launched an investigation and engaged a leading forensic firm to assist. Our investigation has identified unauthorized code that was added to the checkout page on our website. Based on currently available evidence, our investigation is focused on determining if the code was active from May 1, 2018 through October 23, 2018. However, because our investigation is continuing, complete findings are not available and it is too early to provide further details on the investigation. We anticipate providing notification to any affected customers as we get further clarity about the specific timeframes and orders that may have been affected.
We want to assure our customers that…
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Valid and timely advice for anyone in NaNo mode …
With the festive season racing upon us, the question I was asked recently is very timely. I was in Canberra recently presenting a workshop on rebooting your romance writing when one of the group asked me what are the best gifts to give a writer.
I had to think for a while, considering all the usual suspects from coffee mugs to stationery and not surprisingly, chocolate. All would be welcomed by writers, but they aren’t the gifts I decided to write about. For the most part these gifts cost almost nothing.
For me the best gift you can give yourself – or another writer in your life – is time. It’s astonishing how easily we find time for everybody else’s needs, yet invariably put our own need for time last. But how can we write if we don’t allow ourselves time?
We need time, not only to do…
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Update: The editing is going well - editing is always a nightmare, but now that I have a deadline it seems easier to just get on with it and not fiddle-faddle. The other story is festering in my head. So far I have three different endings trying to entice me with their worth ... there … Continue reading NaNo … 2018 …