Monthly Archives: June 2011


Yay!!! I heard on Tuesday morning that I had won the A Vogel ‘Story for Bedtime’ writing competition with my spooky story, One Stop Beyond (thanks to Neil for coming up with a play on the Madness track for the … Continue reading

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I wish I was…

Went to Carrickfergus at the weekend (my husband comes from there) and had a fun time. On Saturday afternoon I was reading a book when the loudest noise I think I’ve ever heard scared the bejaysus out of me. I thought … Continue reading

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What’s the least amount of money you’ve ever received for your writing?

…and ‘nothing’ doesn’t count! A couple of weeks ago, I received a cheque for £2 for a letter I wrote to the editor of Emerald Writing Workshops – with a note from him saying he just wished it was for £300 (you need to … Continue reading

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Senyru #2

          crime competition eleventh hour entry —six minutes to kill           A senryu is a short form of Japanese poetry which, unlike the nature-inspired haiku, is based on some aspect of human … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Peacock

  I snapped this beautiful bird at a local garden centre    

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Senryu #1

Sunday downpour– stuck on three down without Dad .

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haiku #1

    midge haze – a dragonfly skip jives with its reflection      A haiku is a Japanese-style short form of poetry which is inspired by some aspect of nature. This one was first published in the current issue … Continue reading

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Greetings from Warrenpoint on a sunny day…no, a grey day…okay, here comes the downpour…

…you get the picture? It’s very changeable here on the east coast of Northern Ireland but, having lived away from my hometown for over two decades, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I grew up in a tall house overlooking Carlingford Lough, … Continue reading

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