It is impossible not be in awe of the supermoon which happened on the 3rd of December. Its appearance started off a trilogy of consecutive supermoons; the next ones happen on the 1st of January and then again on the 31st of January 2018. This final one will also coincide with a lunar eclipse. Those … Continue reading Of Supermoons and Inspiration
For the next few months I'm taking a break, leaving Fauna Park Tales to bask in peace and allow the furry and feathered friends to laze about in the sunshine, after their incredible adventures in the Kalughari, told in Book 4 - Trails and Trials: An African Adventure. Meanwhile, I intend to catch up and … Continue reading Series – Time and Unforeseen Circumstances – Sisters and Rivals
Thank you so much RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB for giving me the opportunity to host Jennifer Hinsman today - Saturday - 7 October 2017. Welcome to my blog, Jennifer, and congratulations on being OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR! Jennifer has published two novels, which I'm sure you would like to read if you've not done so … Continue reading RRBC – AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – JENNIFER HINSMAN
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.
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.’
‘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?’
‘Those small lights belong to glowworms and the grass…
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Fonty was still lying on his mat. His look – apologetic, tail barely wagging, nose still cool – yet dear human, I can’t get up any more . . . still haunts me to this day.
Thanks for the thumbs up on Jan Sikes’ book, Gracie! I’m sure others will also enjoy reading more about it. I’m also reblogging as a reminder to read Jan’s book this year.
Jan reveals in her bio that she started writing when she was a young girl. She admits that her first writing was a gospel song. She also has an Uncle named Luke. Surprise! Luke is her main character in this book. Is Luke real or fictional? According to Jan, the stories she writes are real stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity to grow and learn to become better humans. Jan hopes that her story might touch someone’s heart or life positively. I think this author might also be a music lover from Texas and a proud grandmother.
Her book: THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE
So, what did I think about the book?
I downloaded five books to my iPad before venturing off on a train trip to Canada. I flew into Vancouver and took the train from there to Jasper. I was on the…
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Alex Ambercrombie wrote a fast-paced, rhythmic poem, dealing with a few serious issues. Thanks for this Judith Barrow. 💐💐
As some of you may know, as well as holding private creative writing workshops, I also tutor creative writing for the local council. Tutoring adults can be rewarding (discovering wonderful writers), chaotic (my lesson plans are rarely followed – someone will inevitably take things off at a tangent) hilarious (the undiscovered comedian/ the completely unaware comedian) and thought-provoking (especially with memoir writing) Every now and then I like to share some of their work.
Here is a piece written by one of my students after I set them an exercise which ended with the last line, “And this is the room where it happened.”
This is a poem by Alex Abercrombie.
You’re shaken awake from a jittery nap and
The mantelpiece clock shows a quarter to two.
The dog on the mat and the cat on your lap and
The owls in the attic are wakeful too.
There’s a rattle of chains and a loud ringing rap and
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This is a poignant moment to ponder prospects for 2018. I’m sure you’ll like this image as much as I do!
This is truly a happy story and what an incredible lady. I’m sure she and Jake will spend many good days together. Hooray for the underdog! I’m reblogging to Fauna Park Tales. I’m sure many readers will love this uplifting story.
Sometimes, when I at least expect it, I come along a story that makes my heart overflow with joy. It’s never one of the loud headline-bait stories, it’s always a quiet story, one that hardly will make it to the front section of any newspaper -even though that’s where it should be.
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I’ve enjoyed reading some of Sebnem’s thought- provoking short sketches. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them too. Her book has a LOOK INSIDE and TRY ME ( I hope this is the correct name for it!) via Ripples on the Pond
Sometimes I come across something well said and I think Jack Belck just did. I hope you agree!
By Jack Belck
There be for me
a dreadful complication
In my sad life sentence
you are neither
verb nor noun
but only punctuation
At present, I'm going through all the many half-finished bits and pieces on my PC. This short story will eventually become part of an anthology which I would like to make available as a paperback. Meanwhile, I would be most grateful to hear your comments about this new venture - I'm giving Flame and his … Continue reading New Release Short Story Sisters and Rivals
I had the pleasure of reading Richard Smith's books a while ago. He was introduced to me via Rukia Publishing. I hope you enjoy finding out more about him. I've encouraged him to join Rave Reviews Book Club because to me, they have been a great support! via Interview - Richard Smith