‘Will You Hold My Hand?’

************ Will you hold my hand and glide me the easy way past the shadows, past the pitfalls? Will you hold my hand through the broken hearts? No tumbling waterfalls for me! Rather, the scattered, shattered thoughts of my mind. Will you hold my hand through the dereliction of the colour grey through to theContinue reading “‘Will You Hold My Hand?’”

Kisses for a Smile

*********** Rome, Italy 1550 Six Benedictine monks sat in quiet contemplation having just finished their early evening meal of bread and fish when there was an incessant hammering on the monastery door. All six monks rose as one led by the senior monk father Alfonso Vitale, and made their way calmly but curiously to theContinue reading “Kisses for a Smile”

BLINK!

She watches him striding up the garden path moonlight blazing down on his every footstep, silver grey she steps from behind the curtain – at last! And watches him approach, both rigid with expectation. How long has it been? Does it matter? Now he is here, and she is right there! Her mouth moves toContinue reading “BLINK!”

Stumble

********* I am but a shadow of my former self eyes like slits seeing nothing on the outside. My shoulders hunched, bear the brunt of a wizened body I pass ghost-like through it all… Life has hurled me the book of dreams fulfilled? – Not a chance of dreams dashed that’s about it! I stumbleContinue reading “Stumble”

A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott – A Book Review

Hello and welcome to August! I know, here already! Just picked this little gem from my TBR pile and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s classifed as fiction, but it’s more like romantic fiction. I could offer a spoiler here, but I won’t! A Rural Affair Welcome to the world of Poppy Shilling a mother of twoContinue reading “A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott – A Book Review”

‘Are We There Yet?’

On a sunny August morning when powder blue skies stretched out as far as the eyes could see, the Stanley family were commencing their annual summer vacation. Bags were packed and crammed into the boot of their car including a large beach ball. Mum Stanley and dad Stanley were tired from a year of toilingContinue reading “‘Are We There Yet?’”

The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay

************ Norman Findlay woke up that morning with his wife’s face bearing down on him. He opened one eye and then the other hoping against hope that he was not going to get the inevitable. Norman groaned. ‘Norman,’ Tallulah Findlay bellowed, ‘and I want you to cut the grass and put the rubbish out whileContinue reading “The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay”

An Enchanted Moment

*********************** The touch of a hand, so a balloon rises high into the sky. The twinkling of an eye sends hearts soaring, someone else catches their breath caught between one moment and the next. * Two glasses clink two pulses quicken. And then whispers in the dead of night of promises for today and tomorrow,Continue reading “An Enchanted Moment”

The Rise of the Indie Market

*************** Have you ever wondered why the indie market is doing so well, and came into existence in the first place? Why hosts like Smashwords, Amazon and indeed our very own WordPress have nailed it for the independent voice? Well, that’s exactly it. The individual voice the one that has something unique and original toContinue reading “The Rise of the Indie Market”

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