Fantasy, Places, science Fiction

Time Travelling – Have you done it yet?

I have always believed we can time travel and I can tell immediately that you don't believe me! On December the 8th, believe it or not it is Pretend to be a Time Traveler day. I never knew there was one. The only thing is, I don't need to pretend. I can time travel and… Continue reading Time Travelling – Have you done it yet?

Mystery, Romance

When Jacarandas Bloom by Ellen Reed, a review by a Pauline Reid

I am a sucker for books, and if you read my blog, you’ll know, it's something I frequently mention. Show me a beautiful cover and I’m intrigued. Give me the description and I may just be tempted. When I read a good review like the one below, I have buy, or get it on KU… Continue reading When Jacarandas Bloom by Ellen Reed, a review by a Pauline Reid

Articles, People

Mum, Dad, I Missed You Both Today

What a wonderful thought provoking piece from Carole Parkes. What came to mind was that at the time they thought that it would go one forever.

What lovely caring people!

Read it here.

Author -Carole Parkes

9. Patio Garden

Mum, Dad, I Missed You Both Today

We were caring for you for more than twenty years, but what went on in those last few years? I feel as though we lost touch with the people you were. We were so busy with caring duties, we never had time for proper conversations with you.

Catering for your needs took over our lives. Shopping, running you to the hospital for appointments, and repairing all the things you so easily broke. Do you remember all the toilet seats we replaced, four in one year alone, and that was on top of you, Dad, knocking the radiator off the wall with your motorized wheelchair. We were also busy sorting out personal accidents like wet bedding and carpets. Fortunately they were only occasional occurrences.

Meals-on-wheels were welcomed until you, Mum, wanted them liquidized like baby food. After a couple of weeks on this chosen version, you…

View original post 401 more words

Articles, Romance

An Authors Tale to writing ‘If Only You Knew’

Following the untimely passing of her godmother, Laura finds herself the benefactor of a picturesque seaside B&B. She’s soon plunged into the life of hospitality, catering for the needs of her eclectic guests, with help from her vibrant and fun-loving friend, Amy. However, the cosy seaside lifestyle she hopes for is soon dominated by her mischievous… Continue reading An Authors Tale to writing ‘If Only You Knew’

Articles, People

The Day I Met The Other Me.

This made me laugh. Haven’t we all done something similar?

Follow Carole while you are there.

Author -Carole Parkes

Happily browsing in a particularly long, narrow aisle of a clothing store, I was concentrating on the display of numerous tops and blouses. Carefully examining each one, I got about halfway down the racks when my path was blocked by another woman coming in the opposite direction. I went left, she went the same way, I went right, she did the same, and again, we both tried to go to my left. I couldn’t help laughing at the silly situation. Then I saw she was laughing too and the thought crossed my mind, well at least she looks happy and isn’t getting annoyed about not being able to pass me. She seems alright!

When I mumbled, “Sorry,” and saw her lips moving in time with mine, that’s when it hit me! The other woman was my reflection in a mirror at the end of the aisle. It wasn’t a long…

View original post 64 more words

Articles

Your Song #Musical Monday

Reblogged from Abi’s Corner. I found these few words quite poignant. We all have special songs that mean something to us.Your Song #Musical Monday Plus the piece involved this beautiful book cover. I wish I’d sung this song to my late husband Bill when he was alive, but the thought never occurred to me until… Continue reading Your Song #Musical Monday

Stories

Friday Flash Fiction 555 – Phone Call

A good little story that doesn’t take long to read, and that’s what we all need, especially when the end makes you smile!

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Doris danced round the kitchen, her mood lifted. What was this music, that composer who died young, they played it at that concert they went to… Thank goodness for the radio to ease the monotony of kitchen chores. She was having a big tidy up, making space. It was just as well her son and his family were not coming straight to her after flying in from the USA. Their delayed annual holiday was starting with a further two week delay in quarantine at an air bed or b&b; for the best really, she had managed to avoid getting English Covid, she didn’t want to get American Covid. Cassie next door would help her order a big shop next week, though goodness knows what the children’s likes and dislikes would be this year. The top cupboards would have to stay untouched, Doris had not used her stepping stool since lockdown…

View original post 406 more words

Stories

Currently Reading, An Ordinary Man by Ellen Read

Ellen Read has a great website, is a terrific writer, and, look, a free short story! As we love stories on our blog, this is a perfect little read.

Pauline Reid

I am re-reading, Ellen Reads free short story. This is free to download on Ellen’s Website https://ellenread.com/

Blurb

“Don’t judge a book by its cover”.

Never had those words held such gravity as they did during a chance meeting at a pharmacy. It was so obvious that this ordinary, unassuming man was astonishing and extraordinary.

View original post

Fantasy, Romance, science Fiction

Claimed by Nicolai by Denna Holm

When Abby Harris takes her faithful German shepherd out for a hike in Oregon’s beautiful mountains, getting abducted by aliens isn’t even a blip on her radar. Her trusty can of bear spray and the pocket knife isn’t much help against the seven-foot monsters who swoop in out of nowhere to transport her to a… Continue reading Claimed by Nicolai by Denna Holm

People, Places

NEW! “Containment”

This sounds very interesting and the 5pm is UK time. I’ll be watching for sure.

Update: All episodes now available on YouTube and definitely worth seeing.

Thérésa Hedges - Author

**************************************************
*** COME BACK AT 4:55 TO PICK UP THE LINK! ***

**************************************************

For once, I’m actually early with a post. That’s because my inner 8-year-old has gotten a bit excited about something.

Today, at 5pm, you can watch the 1st episode of a brand new web-based show called “Containment”. We think it’s (probably) the very first drama series to be filmed during lockdown. I know there have been loads of quiz shows and chat shows, but so far, I haven’t seen any actual dramas.

42827010-59D7-4294-A1EA-0A2C13029EB6

It was created by Anna Oliver. I co-wrote. It’s directed by the amazing Adam Spinks, with Natalie Cox doing some superb editing. It stars a variety of awesome people including Abigail King(Like Glass, Imagineer), Toby Oliver (Spaceman), and there are more and more actors joining up every day. I’m even in there – see if you can spot me!

I don’t want…

View original post 98 more words