writing

Snippet 17

Snippet 17

The Beast raises his shaggy haired arms with muscles twitching and sweat sliding Between his fingers twines a snake with eyes like sapphires and teeth like diamonds And pearls of venom dribble from tips of fangs and the hiss escapes like sibilant whispers Of black words […]

I Have Plans For The New Year

I Have Plans For The New Year

I Have Plans For The New Year!     I don’t have resolutions, but I definitely have plans, and maybe a few goals too. Resolutions are for people who don’t really want to expend too much effort, because they know that resolutions made for new year […]

Snippet 16

Snippet 16

“You don’t need to know everything, do you?” she asked coyly, crossing her legs and sitting back in the big soft armchair. That smirk of hers was well known now. She was on the cover of every tabloid magazine and a lot of men’s magazines […]

Dame Mix-a-Lot

Dame Mix-a-Lot

Nothing to do with big butts, promise. Mine is being carefully kept in check by energetic walking and playing with my dogs, 3 times a day, and a run every second day. I’m also going to get back into my yoga… might have to do […]

I Write Like…

I Write Like…

OOOH! James Joyce? Really? That’s so cool 🙂   I pasted the prologue from my (as yet unfinished) novel called “Lima’s War” into I Write Like‘s analyser… and that’s what it told me… Give it a shot! I write likeJames Joyce I Write Like. Analyze […]

snippet 15

snippet 15

Like a knife being slid slowly down her throat, right down her chest. Straight into her heart. That was the grief she felt. Like slivers of razors running through her veins. Throbbing with her pulse. His blue eyes. So pale they looked like clouded sky. […]

snippet 14

snippet 14

PFC Jacqui Winston was by no means a _smart_ woman. She followed orders, to the letter, because she trusted that her CO knew what he was talking about. Her loyalty and unquestioning obedience was already legend. Her squad knew it, the platoon knew it. You […]

snippet 13

snippet 13

She awoke with a jerk of all her muscles. The back of her head banged against metal and her right leg cramped so hard she groaned in pain. “What the hell?” she whispered. It was so dark that she felt her face to see if […]

snippet 12

snippet 12

It occurred to her suddenly, out of the blue, that she really was in deep trouble. She hadn’t really worried before. Now, she was feeling something she had been avoiding since she was a youngster. Fear. Panic. Oh, and rage of course. But she knew […]

snippet 11

snippet 11

Her pain sits there on her shoulders. Like a putrescent, bloated thing. Weighing her down, making it difficult to lift her head. I can see it. Her work area is sparse and uncluttered and neat. Her work is frantic and chaotic but it works. It […]