Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #7

Happy Saturday! Time for another instalment of The horror, Die, Blossom, Bloom. We've already met protagonist, TED, and his annoying neighbour, Geraldine Butler-Thompson (even the name annoys me), but today we will start to learn about Ted and his wife's entry into village life, and where things started to go wrong for the couple. Previous … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #7

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Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #6

Welcome to Saturday, and the next part of the serialisation of the horror, Die, Blossom, Bloom. You can find the previous part HERE and the first part HERE. Today,  Ted's garden is visited by a night time prowler, and Butler-Thompson is on hand to check out the damage, and perhaps gloat... That night, Ted found … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #6

New Short Story for Comments – Acceptance

I have enjoyed reading short stories for quite some time and thus, I have written a lot of short stories. I currently have two short stories available for your comments over at Chapterbuzz.com , which is a site dedicated to giving writers a place to share their work, but also to allow readers to leave their … Continue reading New Short Story for Comments – Acceptance

Does White Noise / Ambient Sound Actually Help Your Writing?

Silence can be a distraction. Bear with me whilst I qualify that statement. When I'm writing, silence can be a distraction. It might be a cliche, but writers and coffee shops go together like James T kirk and Doctor Spock, Harry Potter and Quiditch, Psycho and shower curtains. Ever wondered why that may be the … Continue reading Does White Noise / Ambient Sound Actually Help Your Writing?

Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #3

Welcome back to Saturday and another episode from my horror, Die, Blossom, Bloom. Catch up at the links below. Part1 | Part2 On to today's offering: Part TWO It was a full day before Geraldine Butler-Thompson returned. Ted knew she wouldn’t be able to stay away. He was sitting inside reading a book when he … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #3

Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #2

Happy Saturday!  Not sure what it's doing where you are weather-wise, but here in Nottingham, it's blowing a BLIZZARD!! Well, hunker down by the fire, grab a mug of coffee, and enjoy the second instalment of Die, Blossom, Bloom... links to the other parts of this serialisation: Part1 Part 1 (cont) Pushing himself out of … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #2

Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #1

I read a post recently by author Don Massenzino, which was the beginning of the serialisation of one of his short stories. It really struck a chord with me, and inspired me to share some of my own writing in a serialised form. I'd like to offer you Die, Blossom, Bloom to begin this series. … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #1

Back from the brink of despair

It feels like forever that I’ve been away from writing and the blogging community in general. My last post was December last year. That’s like three whole months. I have to tell you, it feels like a lifetime. Although I don’t have to, I feel the need to explain my extended absence. Perhaps you’ll be … Continue reading Back from the brink of despair