Cascade at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia

I took this photo of the ‘Cascade’ glass sculpture by Sergio Redegalli when I attended amazing bestselling fiction author Fiona McIntosh’s Commercial Fiction Masterclass at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in South Australia.

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Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 2

Following on from yesterday’s post Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 1, here’s the second part of the introduction to my short story, which was published last year in The Never Never Land fantasy fiction anthology.

Dead tree at sunset

He loathed it; the wilderness, the witless horse beneath him. His fear of these ominous, overgrown hills was boundless. Fear that ran its chill finger down his spine in the dead of night, the fear of being lost while a dead man’s boots trod in his wake, a ghost seeking retribution.

Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 1

I’ve been playing around combining some of my writing with my photos – what do you think?

It took a special kind of man to ride out into dense scrubland hunting escaped convicts, but Tyrek Lind knew he’d never be that soldier. He inhaled sharply as a cluster of eucalyptus brushed past his face; a scent he knew would strengthen as the Port Scar sun climbed over the forest canopy.

Illira’s escape – a writing exercise

The field parted like a curtain before her horse, into yet another never ending row of wheat. A glance over her shoulder confirmed her suspicion; the trampled crop left a stark betrayal of the path she’d taken.

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This has been ‘one of those weeks’, lots going on in life with a pretty depressing bombardment of bad news from the media on top. I even noticed the news page I follow started a ‘good news’ section, but I can’t quite decide if this is a good thing or not: one very small chunk of good news, which has been the same all week, while a whirlwind of atrocities continues around the world.

So when I saw my friend Jenny’s post this morning, I was so glad to read about kind people doing good things. My bad news fatigue lifted immediately. To read Jenny’s inspiring story, please click the link below.

I’ve been going to a brain injury support group since I realised I had a brain injury back in 2009. The group is basically just a bunch of friends who get together to chat over coffee. Not everyone who goes along has had something go awry with their brains. Some are carers, some have lost people to stroke, […]

via Providence — gbmsurvivor

 

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