My favourite book of all time is Gone With the Wind. I realise that it has its issues, not the least of which its problematic portrayal of slavery. However, it also gave me my favourite heroine. Ever since I read the book for the first time at the tender age of 16, I have been in love with Scarlett O’Hara. It never once occurred to me that other people might not like her as much as I. Imagine my shock and surprise when my sister said she hated Scarlett. And since that revelation I have heard more people say so. (more…)
HIDE AND SEEK
Oh God, please don’t let them find the body. It had seemed such a good idea at the time. Not the killing, of course. Killing is always a bad idea. Not that I had meant to kill him. He was bothering me and I only wanted to push him away. It wasn’t my fault that he stumbled, fell and hit his head on the curb. He shouldn’t have been drunk. Actually, he shouldn’t have attacked me. I don’t really care if someone wants to get drunk. It’s a free country: you can do to your liver whatever the hell you want to. But leave me out of it. Don’t come at me as if I owe you anything just because I am a woman. I tend to get very angry then. (more…)
Although I am a big advocate of writers writing whatever they feel like writing (and in whatever form they choose), I think there are a few things writers should avoid. (more…)
Another month gone by. The short, dark days are slowly getting longer and lighter and spring is just aroud the corner. Time for another round up. (more…)
I grew up in a strict, conservative household. More often than not, other people’s perception of us was more important than the reality. ‘What would people think?’ was a question I was taught to ask often.
This week it’s a bit of a longer one. Longer than my usual flash fiction, but I can’t get it down to less words and it’s still not horrendously long. Next week I will write some M/F action. Or if you have any requests, leave it in the comments! (more…)
The blog has a new look! I hope you all like it. I needed a cleaner look and am quite happy with this one. For now at least.
I am generally a confident woman. I don’t think am a bad mother, I am quite a good wife and I am good at my job. But when it comes to writing, I turn into this quivering mess of self doubt. Despite assurances from my friends and family that my writing is quite good, it doesn’t take much for me to feel that I am absolutely rubbish at writing. (more…)
I am a very busy person. I am also a highly organised person, so normally I am quite capable of juggling all my different responsibilities. But recently we have found out that we have to move house, so this has given me another ball to juggle. I find it becoming harder to keep all balls in the air. (more…)
Another flash fiction for you, this one a little shorter than usual.