Sunday Short Story – Forest Stars -Maretha Botha

Here is another Sunday short story which some of you might like to share with one of your children or grandchildren. This is part 1.

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The summer breeze sings softly among the tall conifers in a small meadow. Grandpa George and his grandson, Josh are walking along a narrow path, admiring the grass sprouts tickling their legs. Josh feels a bit scared of the dark shadows everywhere, but his older sister, Kate, skips happily along the path, not worried about any uneven patches which might trip her. 

‘Be careful, Kate! Please wait for us!’ Grandpa George warns. Suddenly, Kate stops, turns around and puts her finger on her lips. ‘Ssh . . . Look! There are fairies under that fern over there.’

Fireflies in the forest

 ‘Fairies? Let me see, let me see them too,’ Josh shouts.  He and Grandpa George sit on their haunches to have a closer look at the eerie green glows in the soft moss on the forest floor.

‘Why is the grass on fire, Grandpa?’  glowworm in the moss

‘Those small lights belong to glowworms and the grass…

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Interview – Shana Gorian

I loved getting to know this lovely lady, Shana Gorian and her endearing series of books a little better.  She has written four books in Rosco the Rascal Series thus far and I'm sure those of you who have little ones to buy gifts for or whom you love reading to, will enjoy her stories … Continue reading Interview – Shana Gorian

Sunday Short Story – The Martial Eagles Are Nesting – Part 2

I do apologise for not posting a story for a few Sundays.  I hope, however, to make up for lost time and that you and the small people in your life enjoy this second part about the martial eagles. They are fascinating birds, but are also persecuted in certain parts of Southern Africa.  The Vervet … Continue reading Sunday Short Story – The Martial Eagles Are Nesting – Part 2

Book REVIEW Video “Empty Chairs” by Suzanne Burke writing as Stacey Danson. Reviewed by Gwen Plano. #RRBC

Thank you, Gwen! You have the most amazing way of conveying the depths of emotions which come through in this book. I’m reblogging this review, which is a must hear and see for everyone. Thanks Suzanna for having such courage to write about such painful events.

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How marvelous it is to have my book reviewed in this way. I am so honored to have  Gwen Plano feel strongly about my work. Please, pop over to the YouTube site and leave a comment on her video.

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Rave Reviews Book Club – “Book of the Month” Wow! Factor

Thank you so much to Nonnie Jules and her team for this opportunity to have “Flame and Hope: An African Adventure” chosen as one of Rave Reviews Book Club’s three BOOKS OF THE MONTH. This is how I see this awesome opportunity.

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From time to time, I ask myself why I took so long before joining Rave Reviews Book Club.  For almost a year before joining the club, I occasionally read WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES, liking posts here and there, without realising that I needed support – I often felt isolated here in Lancashire, United Kingdom –  I was a recent immigrant from Southern Africa and still battled to find my way about Cyber Space.

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Today, I’m not writing about the workings of a book club such as this one – reading, supporting, critiquing literary works – very important features; rather I’m giving the link to a previous post where I  gave more detail about the functions, opportunities, services offered and general information to do…

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#FlashFictionforAspiringWriters. I Took the Fall.

Flash fiction by Pamela Schloesser Canepa at its best! Pamela is also one of our RAVE REVIEWS Book Club BOOK OF THE MONTH Jule, winners.

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I headed back to the yard with my garden hoe.  I hate killing living things, but this bugger looked poisonous.  He was further back in the brush.

“Sure, you keep your distance now.”  I sat on the ground, sweating.

“You would too, Missssssssss.” His tongue darted out.

I jumped.  “What?”

“Yesssss.  It’ssss me.  Come on, I am alwaysss judged by my outer cover, my ssscales sssso to sssspeak.  It’sss not fair.  All because of Hisssstory, mythology, whatever.”

“I’m sorry.”  I looked at him through new eyes.  It had to be a he, though who could tell?

“Yessss.  Imagine what it’sss like.   Way back when, Armadillo sslipped up.  You know he’s a good candidate to stand for evil.  But no, I defended him.  I took the fall for him.”

He actually looked sad.

It seemed he’d started to trust me.  He’d slithered out from the bush…

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6 Words That Can Ruin Your Sentence – #RRBC

This post by Nonnie Jules reminds me to watch which words I tend to overuse.

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Here at 4WillsPublishing, we’re all about sharing info that can only help you to become a better writer.  What better info to share than 6 words that can ruin your sentence.  So, let’s jump right into it:

*ACTUALLY:  Crutch words are words that we slip into sentences in order to give ourselves more time to think, or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Most often, crutch words do not add meaning of a statement. Actually is the perfect example of a crutch word. It is meant to signify something that exists in reality, but it is more often used as a way to add punch to a statement (as in, “I actually have no idea”). The next word is one of the most chronically misused crutch words in English…

*LITERALLY:  This adverb should be used to describe an action that…

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Sunday Short Story – Forest Stars 2 – Maretha Botha

Good afternoon, Everyone!  I hope you enjoy reading the second part of the children's short story, "Forest Stars" to one of your favourite little people which appear iN ASTROS ADVENTURES Book Club too.  The creator of the club, Susan Day believes that grandparents have an opportunity to put the "GRAND" back in being grandparents when … Continue reading Sunday Short Story – Forest Stars 2 – Maretha Botha