Category Archives: Impressions

Mark Twain and Blaise Pascal

Mark Twain once wrote¬† (having copied it from the French thinker Blaise Pascal) “I am sorry for the length of this letter, but I did not have the time to write a short one”. This captures the essence of a … Continue reading

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Being a Published Writer

This has been an exciting couple of weeks. First, a piece of flash fiction, “Fanlight” was published on the DoorDitch project website. Then a story called “Violetas” which had been accepted by The Island Review – http://www.theislandreview.com – earlier this … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Jack Frost came in the night and breathed his deadly chill over my once-cheerful primroses edging them with an ice-crystal border which later in the morning reduced them to floppy heaps. However, despite the cold, grey, depressing depths of winter … Continue reading

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Getting inspiration on a grey day.

As far back as I can remember, the 1st of February was always the first day of spring. For me anyway. Even now, living in Germany where the temperatures can be well below freezing at the beginning of February, I … Continue reading

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Spring is coming – get writing!

After setting up this blog in August 2012, I let it lie dormant, neglected and unfed. It is a sorry sight. Unloved, uncared for but always there, waiting for me. This week the weather changed from freezing cold and snowy … Continue reading

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