Tomorrow, I have a new task. The lines are drawn, but I'm losing. I saw the enemy breach two main lines of defence. They were in the top cupboards, the ones sealed with rubber. And in the main living area, right next to the bedroom. One step takes them into the bedroom. And I am … Continue reading The Enemy Line
Apart from the usual. I've been editing this story for so long, completed two other projects in between, decided to give up on it a few days ago -- which led to a long dream-session where I saw the finished product so clearly ... And all these other stories keep calling out to me, tempting … Continue reading What Can I Say?
and the smoke from the fires in the hills roils the air like a fog. Most of the volunteers from our group/region went up to NSW to help out with their big fire/s (yes, multiple, but some joined up to make a bigger impact), so we had a few missing, and most of the others … Continue reading 'Twas the Day After …
I got here first - it's mine. You get your own.
#WriterTip Yes, I've never done that before, but time moves in like a high tide and even I have to adapt or get pulled out with the undertow. No, that doesn't make sense. What does? Writers are observers. They do this by keeping the mouth shut and all other senses open. A friend read a … Continue reading Observable by Silence
#FPQ: What do you believe, when it comes to people’s traits and personalities? Are they primarily formed and shaped by nature or by nurture, as defined above? What about your personality? Nature or nurture? The bathroom window takes up all of one wall. It's huge. Faces west. The afternoon sun makes the space as bright as an … Continue reading It’s in the Eyes
An Australianism? Not sure, but I've heard it said in places far and near. However, that's not the point. So, what is? I'm learning new things. New things take up space in the brain. It's hard. Why do it? It's a new world out there. We have to learn to live in it, adapt. And … Continue reading Running Around Like a Blue-A…d Fly
Each morning (after checking overnight emails, of course), I scroll through WP posts, and I saw these opening lines:There are so many things I'd like to write about but the truth is, I don't have the time. It's the same boat, but a different size. I'm not doing puzzles, just the tidying up and finalising … Continue reading Time, Please
In some of the many jobs I've done in my life, I found the most difficulty dealing with the response of, "That's simple." This statement was usually closely followed by a thoughtless assessment of how quickly it could get done/finished. I know the truth. Simple is never simple. Simple takes a long time to perfect. … Continue reading The Complexity of Simplicity
Is this the time to make excuses? No, I didn't think so. Instead of trying to write up a post, I'm going to give you a potpourri of tips and tricks from other, well-known, writers. At the end, I'll give mine. Preparation ... Anton Chekhov - Six Principles of a good story: Absence of lengthy … Continue reading Maintain the Posture