Articles, Places

The National Coastguard Watch

The National Coastguard Watch, known as the NCI, is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. There are fifty-six stations operational and manned by 2600 volunteers keeping… Continue reading The National Coastguard Watch

Crime, Mystery

Author Interview About a Book – Brian O’Hare

Brian O'Hare The Doom Murders Description Prominent figures in Belfast are being murdered. The bodies are left naked and posed in grotesquely distorted shapes. No clues are left at the forensically immaculate crime scenes except odd theatrical props and some random numbers and letters concealed at each scene by the killer. How are the victims… Continue reading Author Interview About a Book – Brian O’Hare

Articles, History

The Birth of a new Era

By Karen J Mossman When the worldwide web was fairly new, you needed to find an internet service provider called an ISP to connect you to it. In the early 90s, the main one was a US company called Compuserve. I paid a joining fee and each time I wanted to go on; the computer dialled… Continue reading The Birth of a new Era

Stories

Things You’d Wished You’d Done

As you get older, you realise there are things you wished you had done and worst of all, r it's too late now. When I was seventeen I wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. It wasn't widely available as it is now, and I thought, one day, maybe. Then I became a… Continue reading Things You’d Wished You’d Done

Fantasy

Elementals by Sydnie Beaupre

Description On Calliope's first day at Maywood Crest Boarding School, she crosses paths and becomes friends with a mysterious fivesome of students; The angsty Greyson and his bubbly twin Emma, shy computer geek Gage, outspoken activist Lex , and her brother the always-tired Hunter. who is the oldest that takes care of them all like… Continue reading Elementals by Sydnie Beaupre

Articles, Places

Caravan Holiday Homes

I read this by author Carole Parkes about her caravan. It looked delightful and a perfect place to escape the world. My parents had a static caravan for most of their lives, and that enabled us to take our children for holidays by the sea. In later years we had our own, which sat virtually… Continue reading Caravan Holiday Homes

Articles, People

A Good Man, Really!

My husband is a good sort and does his best to do the right thing.  We went away for the weekend and I stayed on an extra few days. I gave him a bag of washing to take home, not expecting him to wash it.Arriving back, I noticed the radiators were full of washing, even… Continue reading A Good Man, Really!

Articles

Names are Important

By Karen J MossmanIn an issue of Writing New, Lizzie Enfield wrote under Writing Exercises, 'What's In A Name.' So this got me thinking about my own. Years ago I asked my parents why they chose my name for me and was told that Kathleen, my mother's name in Danish is Karen and Karen in… Continue reading Names are Important

Stories

Pictures Telling Stories, Down by the River

Down by the River is a novella and published through Crimson Cloak Publishing. It was inspired by the nineties song Hazard by Richard Marx. It told a wonderful story accompanied by atmospheric music. The caravan is where Ricky lives on the outskirts of town. A bad boy who has had run ins with both the… Continue reading Pictures Telling Stories, Down by the River

Stories

Pictures Telling Stories, Famous People, Famous Places

I've long had a fascination about the lives famous people live. What are they really like behind closed doors? Who do they love? Without intention I looked back and realised I written this into many of my stories. The first picture Joanna's Journey tells how she meets a guy on the train, who turned out… Continue reading Pictures Telling Stories, Famous People, Famous Places