Sacrifice: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #51

This week, the prompt words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge are ‘Future’ and ‘Give’. I let my mind wander for a while, and kept coming back to Maddison Wood, one of my characters. The prompt words inspired me to write a haiku about the sacrifice she makes to save a stranger. The him,Continue reading “Sacrifice: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #51”

The Oldest Line in the Book – Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee I would tell you about my little adventure last night; sweating beneath a spotlight, on a stage in front of a few hundred people, in a room where the acoustics were so bad I couldn’t even hear myself think! After ten years of interpreting I fell for the oldest line in the book ‘it’sContinue reading “The Oldest Line in the Book – Weekend Coffee Share”

Fantasy on Friday – The Fallen (Cover Reveal)

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with Maddison Wood over the last six months. I introduced her in the A to Z Challenge, let her come out to play during writing challenges, wrote a novella to form part of an anthology with my friend Gina Briganti. She’s a pretty strong influence. When I plannedContinue reading “Fantasy on Friday – The Fallen (Cover Reveal)”

Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #3

Welcome to my weekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. I’ve provided two options below, and there’s a handy link-up button at the end of the post, so you can upload your contribution and share it with others. If you prefer to use the pingback method, I’ll check out each link IContinue reading “Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #3”

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Neil Gaiman

Writer’s Quote Wednesday is organised by Colleen from Silver Threading, and is a wonderful weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes which inspire them. I highly recommend checking them out. My quote today is by Neil Gaiman: The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, yourContinue reading “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Neil Gaiman”

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #50

This is my contribution to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Prompt Series. Here are the prompts this week: GAIN and HOUND I got carried away and played around with the prompts a little. It was great fun. Thanks to Ronovan, as always, for the opportunity. This good, loyal hound He awaits your attention With no hope ofContinue reading “Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #50”

The Longest Tale – Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee we would sit out on my patio because the weather is deceptively nice given the colour of the sky; a shade somewhere between blue and grey. This level of optimism is a must, given the recent unpredictability of our fine English weather! You might comment on the growth spurt of my Christmas tree.Continue reading “The Longest Tale – Weekend Coffee Share”

Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag

I was tagged by Callum and Celine to list my ten favourite screen characters. It was a hard challenge to resist, well… until I began to jot the characters down, and then it was just hard! I quickly discovered I was well on my way to making a top 100! But, I somehow managed to whittle it down. There wasContinue reading “Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag”

Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #2

Before we get to the prompts for this week, I wanted to share the entries from round one; both of which can be found at Featured Fiction. Dolly from daydreams by dolly, wrote ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread: Only a fool would rush in where others fear to tread – it turns out I’m a fool. A bigContinue reading “Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #2”

Allergic to the letter ‘e’ challenge

I try not to post twice in one day, at least not on the same site. I don’t always succeed, hence the second post in a matter of hours! But I was challenged by a blogging friend, Solveig, and the challenge has a time limit. If I don’t comply with the rules, I’m relegated toContinue reading “Allergic to the letter ‘e’ challenge”