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Island Tales

When I came to live on this island, we had a dog. It was fun exploring, but sadly she was old and our adventures were limited. When she died, we were never getting another one. Eight months later, we thad Tilly, another Yorkshire terrier. This time a puppy, as Jodie was a rescue dog, coming… Continue reading Island Tales


Just Our Imagination

I was reading through other WordPress sites, as you do, and came across this interesting article about riding a bike. It took me back to being a child when when we played on the streets for hours with them. My brother and I used to pretend they were horses and we had an army of… Continue reading Just Our Imagination


A Case For Adjectives?

I don’t know why I haven’t been following Carole’s blog before. A sheer oversight!
I loved this story and didn’t expect the ending at all. How sad really. I wanted to see the magic of this story with my followers. Please follow the link and Carole’s blog.



Author -Carole Parkes

In writing circles experts frown upon using too many adjectives. This is from an English lesson I did many years ago. Oddly enough, I gained a tick for each adjective used. My question is how would this story be without them?

The Stranger

The spectacle of the filthy, bedraggled man sitting in the restaurant drew my attention. His matted, dirty hair hung in knots below his hunched shoulders and some of it fell forward into his soup. Pulling it out of the hot liquid he wiped the sticky, wet hair on his coat which was already covered in mouldy food spillage and vomit. He slurped noisily, spilling more soup from his spoon and mouth than he was managing to consume.

I looked away from him to my daughter who was standing next to me. She was also hypnotised by this revolting, stomach retching sight. Then my eyes fell upon his…

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Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Janes Risdon

Genre: Romance/Music/Family June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if… Continue reading Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Janes Risdon

Crime, Horror

Joanna by DM Wolfenden

Genre: Short StoryDescription Well, hello, Sugar, my name is Joanna…That’s the introduction that all my victims get. It’s nice to be polite.Even serial killers have manners.I know what I do isn’t normal, but I also know that I do the country a service.And the world is better off with me in it. You’ll understand.See, I… Continue reading Joanna by DM Wolfenden

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Written in Blood by Stephen Puleston

Genre: Crime/ThrillerDescriptionA savage murder. A copycat killer on the loose? Can Inspector Drake catch the killer?When Inspector Drake is called to the holiday home of eminent barrister and recently appointed judge, Nicholas Wixley, he is faced with a grisly sight. Wixley’s body has been badly mutilated and staged to resemble a scene from the feared… Continue reading Written in Blood by Stephen Puleston

For Writers

A Post for Authors

from Patty Fletcher of Campbell's World Tell it to the World Marketing Hello to all, I hope this message finds you all doing super well. Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, where we support talented authors, as well as successful business owners in their marketing, by marrying social media, with more traditional approaches, The goal is to… Continue reading A Post for Authors


The Lost Angel by Adam C. Mitchell

Genre: Crime Thriller Mystery Description Eddy Kovakx robs the Lost Angel, Central City's newest night club, owned by mob boss Victor Renetti. Pulling off the job was the easy part. Now, on the run with his partner's broad, the sultry Kimmie Saint Clair, he also has an unstoppable PI on his trail. Jack Malone is… Continue reading The Lost Angel by Adam C. Mitchell


Soul Mates

This is an interesting observational piece about soul mates. So much is written about finding your soul mate and I must say I agree with this blogger. I've been married for over forty years and we are not soul mates, we are complete opposites, but, somehow it works. Soul Mates  Reblogged from 'Stories I've Never… Continue reading Soul Mates

Author Interview

Author Spotlight – June Moonbridge – Guest Ten

#pictpublishing June was born in June and she always loved the moon. Born and raised in Slovenia, she studied economics, and quickly realised she hated it. However, later she found herself working in mainly male-dominated businesses. She can choose the best steel for your project, but don't, please don't, ask her which lipstick brand you… Continue reading Author Spotlight – June Moonbridge – Guest Ten