Category: Writing

Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Back in the Big Smoke, after a spectacular sailing adventure, I am still diligently, maybe not as diligently, with everything else going on in my world, still creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from Natasha …

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Blue Elephants | Purple Trees | Red Bears | Green Oceans

Blue Elephants | Purple Trees | Red Bears | Green Oceans

Blue Elephants The Bloc in Los Angeles, CA July 2017 Photo Credit: Steffi Victorioso ‘When you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon. You color outside the lines. You color however you feel. Blue elephants, purple trees, red bears, green oceans – it’s all good. As you get older, though, everyone tells you to stay …

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Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Finally, I was able to leave the UK for an imperative island-hopping adventure, with social distancing as much as possible. Solitude, by a starving solitude seeker, turns into an obligation. Amidst all the seeking, I am still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end …

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Take The Interior Voyage

Take The Interior Voyage

This evening just before my last stint of writing, ending my day polishing another chapter of Goodbye Danny, getting it ready for publication, I realised I hadn’t listened to the Daily Stoic podcast in many weeks. I grab my iPhone, click on Spotify and search for today’s episode, 4 minutes, titled “Take The Interior Voyage” where …

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Tell Your Stories

Tell Your Stories

  “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott   Anne Lamott’s quote stopped me in my writing drift… Who said that? Who is Anne Lamott? What else does she have to say for herself? What …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Pixie

Charlie on the Hunt: Pixie

In no rush at all, while extra slowly emerging out of lockdown, and now working with the vulnerable, I am still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from PIXIE   Pixie felt instant attraction for …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Scarlett

Charlie on the Hunt: Scarlett

I am still relishing lockdown. I managed to get the Pfizer vaccine earlier so that I may work with the vulnerable in a few weeks. While waiting to get stuck in, I’ve been keeping myself busy diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT.” Each chapter is about a different character and only at …

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Will You Marry Me? No. No. No. And…

Will You Marry Me? No. No. No. And…

Once Upon a Time… …There lived a princess. Some called her rotten, spoilt to the core. “A fucking spoilt princess!” The exact words spat; spittle almost landing on her cheek, once or twice. Mostly by those jealous of her and all that they accused her of: “Everything always falls into your lap!” Blah blah and …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Lola

Charlie on the Hunt: Lola

I am extremely fortunate to have escaped Tier 4 in London and ended up in Tier 2 before Boris stole Xmas… I’m still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT.” Each chapter is about a different character and only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from LOLA   …

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Empowered or Selfish?

Empowered or Selfish?

The woman has come to terms with her nature. Finally, she said it out loud. She expressed herself to someone close to her. Sitting up straighter, she took in a deep breath and exhaled just as deeply: ‘It has to be worth my while to have a man in my life.’ ‘Wow! I’m loving that,’ …

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Charlie On The Hunt: Bella

Charlie On The Hunt: Bella

During this second lockdown, I have been working hard on my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT.” Each chapter is about a different character and only at the end does it all tie in… That’s all I am revealing for now.   An extract from BELLA   While clubbing, I spotted a girl I used …

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Champion of the Universe

Champion of the Universe

She phones him the moment she returns home, and explains, with a few huffs and puffs, how she endured twenty minutes in a busy café for her date to show up and then walked away.   ‘All men are only after one thing! And that’s to get into your brooks!’ he says, agitation evident in …

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Goodbye Danny: Bumbling Fool

Goodbye Danny: Bumbling Fool

 2nd Post Challenge of 31 An Extract From Goodbye Danny   As I reached the driveway gate to BAUER & HANSEN, a bright yellow sports car almost ran me over. Screeching to a halt, the car pulled up alongside me in the driveway. I heard the car door open and a deep voice said: ‘I’m really …

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The Indian Ocean Beckoned

The Indian Ocean Beckoned

Smooth and glassy, turquoise patches dissolving into a deep aquamarine. The sun gilding the forming waves, spreading like fire, great balls of fire.   The Indian Ocean beckoned, “Allow me to embrace you wholly both energising you and washing away your throbbing tension.”   Due to load shredding, Bike and Bean were restricted by only …

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