#Bookstagramming on Instagram combines three of my favourite things – taking pictures, microblogging and discovering new books. With hashtags such as #booksandnature, #booksanddogs #booksandcafes #booksinthewild etc etc, it all looks so chic and simple. However all those artful pictures are not as easy as they look, as I discovered when I decided to photograph ‘TheContinue reading “The Surprising Difficulties of Photographing #Booksandmacarons”
The novel is almost finished! Writing is never a straightforward journey. Here is a rough sketch of my recent writing experiences in graph form (‘Writer’s Mood’ on one axis, ‘Time Passed’ on the other).
Two sentence stories exploring the pain of the writerly life. Sally had a file full of articles on blogging, a date planner with a blog schedule, a master to-do list, a top priority to-do list, a micro to-do list, a thumbnail to-do list and a motivational poster above her desk. But the only way sheContinue reading “Two Sentence Fiction”
Betty didn’t want to go home without seeing a hipster. Betty had spent the previous week visiting Sydney with her husband Merv, seeing the sights and remarking on how much had changed since they had last visited the city. Before they returned to their retirement village on the Central Coast, Betty was determined to goContinue reading “Flash fiction – Hipster Hunting”
Happy Halloween everyone! And in the tradition of the yearly Halloween drawing, here is a very scary Count Cat-ula cat. Is he really the undead, or just the unfed? Either way, I hope you don’t run into this critter this October 31!
This week, a lighthearted tale… * * * * * “Do you want a seat?” the guy sitting by the bus window asked. “Sure,” Janey had been happy to stand, but now she saw the seat was free. The guy moved over and she perched next to him. He had a slide phone. Janey hadn’tContinue reading “14. Time Travel”
And now for something silly. The idea for this post came from a hilarious flash fiction by fellow blogger B B Goodman entitled, “Virginia is Furious”. The story revolves around the idea of writing “something that looks like something but doesn’t mean a thing”. The story is very clever so I suggest you checkContinue reading “Senseless Sentences”
“It’s happening again Ma’am.” Jane Brown, head of the Pacific Ocean Space Monitoring Station, looked up to see Richard, her junior technician, in the doorway. The strain on the young scientist’s face was evident. It was only three months since the new telescope had become operational. They had not expected to pick up messagesContinue reading “10. Message from the Stars”
It is said that cats have nine lives. As Trixie, the black cat, peered over the rooftops below, she had a sinking feeling she may have used up all her lives already. She placed one paw in front of the other and edged along the wall. She had used up one life when she hadContinue reading “9. Nine Lives”
I’ve been offline lately because I’d run out of ideas – my own blog crash! (metaphorically speaking luckily!) Like the blogs above, I’m back on track now! Flash fiction to resume next week! * * * * * Copyright 2014 M. C. Dulac