Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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 French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and I think it speaks for itself. I actually found the quote in Dean … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Why writing fiction really matters

A beautiful post about the true strength in words. Stories connect us, and Nick’s personal journey is as magical as the stories which touch his life. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

“Insert!” He extended his foot…
“You sound like a Borg.” … and wriggled his toes into the sock. “That would make me a cyborg.” He paused. I could see the wheels turning. “That’s it…my recovery… the screwdriver must have damaged the wiring… and the nano-bots have been busy with repairs…”

He stopped as I sighed… to be fair, it wasn’t a bad analogy. Most of Nick’s problems are caused by faulty wiring. He is fitter than most, carries not an ounce of fat and is all muscle. Even so, there are a few of the moving parts that don’t function as well as they should, in spite of the incredible recovery he has made so far.

His eyes are one of them. And that had hit hard. Nick had always been an avid reader, sharing my ‘library’ and devouring fantasy and science fiction. Being unable to hold and read a…

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The Flip Side – In response to Esther Newton’s Writing Challenge

I've been reading Esther's blog for a while now, and love the weekly writing challenge she posts. I try to take part when I can, usually in the comments (for the short challenges), but this week I wanted to create a story in response to one of the themes - horror. The Flip Side “Why … Continue reading The Flip Side – In response to Esther Newton’s Writing Challenge