It is. Or it was. 1 October 2020. Yes, yesterday. I forgot. It happens. I'm old enough to not worry about the little things. And what is the theme for this lovely little international day for oldies? The decade of Healthy Ageing (I always have to look up whether to put that 'e' in there), … Continue reading Older Persons Day?
from Pixabay Recently, I've seen a few of these on books. They're usually associated with the same types of warnings on movies and TV. Contains violence, rape, incest, etc. Sometimes, they give a minimum age requirement. Most are in the genres of crime, horror, psychological-based thrillers with gruesome criminal acts. I write mainly in dark … Continue reading A Content Warning
Or Autumn in the north (or Fall?). The days and nights are equal, the light even with the dark, the seasons calmer, cooler, preparing for the long haul. For us, the heat will be over the next hill, and it's not a very high lump. We'll be hot for much longer than we were cool … Continue reading Equinox, Spring
This comes from the conjunction of two things: Thursday Inspiration and the newest story, so I'll reconcile with Fandango as well and show you some of the interior of The Novitiate. Yes, it's a new title. And only a tiny bit of an excerpt. ... The signs and sigils on the circle aligned the groups, … Continue reading Butterfly, Wanderer
The general consensus to the question about whether to put a trigger warning on a book seems to be 'No' based on the responses to the last post, which got a lot of comments. But that doesn't mean I can get away with not using the overt design features to warn and advise. Starting from … Continue reading Trigger Warnings — Two
There's a #6WSP (that's six word story prompt) for the above word for Saturday. Of course, I couldn't do six word stories to save my life. Okay, I'd try, but I need more. Much more. But I liked the word. Writers and words. So much intent behind a simple word. Motivation. What motivates me at … Continue reading Motivation
As part of Fandango's #FOWC, I'd like to complain. Yep. Seriously. It used to be a person could go to the pub, get a drink, snacks, chat with a group of people ... Or even a launch at the library with wine and crackers and well-dressed, well-spoken spruikers of a new book. Wine, fancy beer, … Continue reading It’s All Online
This is the opening for a new story. What are the questions raised for you? Would you keep reading? Updated 12 Sept 2020. The Path of Magic — Novitiate Seek not wisdom from staring into this abyss 1. The shop-front windows rattled with the first tram of the day. Shadows cut dark lines through the … Continue reading A New Story?
Damascena, Thorn of Lore -- in the Libra edition of the Zodiac series, coming your way soon, soon, soon in September. Yep. You read it right -- 'Damascena, Thorn of Lore' by Cage Dunn
Two sisters, bound by the traumas of a childhood of institutions, foster-homes, and living on the streets. Bound by more than blood. The younger woman, the wiser and more stable woman, sets her sights on a life of normal. Pella plans to buy a house somewhere, a home that's always there for them. The hard … Continue reading The Ties that Bind