Gran’s Angel

We argue about him, Billy and me. Billy laughs, says there’s no such things as angels but I tell him not to be so stupid, course there are I tell him, says so in The Bible.

He’s been in the park for ever, well longer than my gran can remember and she’s old. We’re lucky to have him she says, he was brought from under the sea, from a shipwreck and there isn’t another like him in the whole world, my gran says.

Gran took very ill, we all went round and stood by her bed.

Billy’s wrong about angels.


(Thanks to Lora Mitchell for the photograph this week and to Madison Woods for the idea of Friday Fictioneers.  See other stories here ) 

I’ve been nominated for an Award

I have been nominated for the BookerAward by Chelsea at

I  have to confess that I don’t know anything about it or its legitimacy, but I’m thrilled that she nominated me.

Without further ado and in the spirit of sharing nice things with my WordPress blogging community, here are the rules:

1. Nominate 5-10 bloggers and let them know

2. Post the BookerAward pic – ( hope it’s the right one)

3. Share your top 5 books of all time.

My nominees are:

My top 5 books has been a diffcult decision, but here they are:

Katherine – Anya Seton

Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Wolf

To Serve Them All My Days – R F Delderfield

Labyrinth – Kate Mosse

Not That Sort of Girl – Mary Wesley


Have a great weekend 🙂


Friday Fictioneers – Cora’s Game

Every web begins with a single thread.

Cora spun a fine line of flattery, compliments and praise that quickly got Ben’s attention

She set to work to help him with designs, never once criticising his obvious lack of ability

She drew him in with words of support when he lost a huge contract

Her admiration and intense feelings held him spellbound

Drinks after work led to dinner, presents and weekends away

Ben’s wife noticed the changes

His aftershave, his taste in music; lack of interest, lack of sex

Cora watched his life unravel, his wife leave, and closed the web


(Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the photo prompt this week and Madison Woods  for “Friday Fictioneers”)

City Girl

(thanks to Piya Singh for the photo)

The auction guide said 75,000; the place was almost a ruin it would take a lot of time and money to make it habitable.

Rose pouted, her Manolos were scratched, her hair a mess. Sam smiled, “could be beautiful” he said.

Rose glowered and thought of what she could buy with 75,000+

It would never be beautiful, she frowned, it was an old ugly mess. She was a city girl.

Sam took her arm and led her inside, showing her his plans for Rose Cottage.

Rose made the front cover of ‘Homes & Gardens.’

Smiling, looking beautiful.


Friday Fictioneers devised by Madison Woods 

View detours as challenges, not excuses

I just wanted to share this post, it appeared at the right time for me and hope others benefit from it too.

Live to Write - Write to Live

Whether you write down your goals, or just know what you need to do each day, life has a way of interrupting sometimes.

Detour Ahead signIt doesn’t matter if it’s writing, career, fitness, financial, or any other category — detours can, and generally do, happen to even the most successful people.

The challenge is to stay focused and see the interruptions and setbacks for what they are – delays – and not as excuses for giving up.

It can be especially difficult when you see your goal ahead to be waylaid by life, but if everything were simple, everyone would be doing it all, right?

Maybe we can’t always move forward as fast as we want, but we can always be determined to reach the goal, no matter what.

Some tips:

  • Keep in mind that the only way to fail is to quit. Honest. If you keep trying, you’re not failing.
  • Life…

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