The Surprising Difficulties of Photographing #Booksandmacarons

#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”

Two Sentence Fiction

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”

Flash fiction – Hipster Hunting

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”

14. Time Travel

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”

Senseless Sentences

  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”

10. Message from the Stars

  “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”

9. Nine Lives

  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”