Month: November 2017

Grand & Epic Adventures

Guess what! Okay, you’ll never guess. I’m so excited though. This is big news. HUGE!  Today, I finally finished writing Grand & Epic Adventures, the novel I started in 2012 for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  It’s taken me FIVE YEARS, but I finally finished it! Mum has done some amazing illustrations for it, and so has my son, and…

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Escape

Prompt: Use personification and alliteration.
Prompt: Write a poem involving an emotional reaction to some event that seems to be about something else. Talk around your strong feelings; don't declare them directly.

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Tiritiri Matangi dawn chorus

Before a sleepy, disheveled sun even thinks about poking her nose over the horizon, the first calls go out. A cheery wake up song to start a day of industrious productivity. As the sky lightens, first to a dull charcoal, then slowly, persistently, to a stunning, vivid blue, the chorus of melody grows stronger and…

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End of The Year- Book Tag

This tag always weirds me out when I see it pop up, because it seems like something you should do in late December, reviewing your year of books. Instead, it’s more like an ‘Oh shit, the end of the year is coming up, have I read everything I wanted to read this year’ tag. Which…

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Distraction

My feet ached in blue suede heels I’d bought on sale at Westgate, but I was distracted by the way the evening sun caught the Auckland skyline as I drove over the causeway.   Yep, this is another poem recorded while driving home.  See, I told you I am more inspired when driving than any…

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Spring

Today is the kind of spring day where the grass looks clean and fresh, inviting you to kick off your jandals and discard your worries, and run barefoot, scattering lambs and pukeko before you as peals of laughter ring out. Instead, I have to work in an office with no windows, and on Friday they’re…

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Creative ignorance

I finally had a chance to type up the poem I recorded on my phone last month while driving home from work.  🙂   If you squinted hard enough, and used the generosity of spirit required for the earnest appraisal of a child’s fingerpainting, the clouds painted feathery angel wings across the sky. I was…

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Sky scrawl

Like a rough pencil sketch, a dragon’s head materialised from the clouds, the edges blurred in shades of lead and cream against a background that may have been called cerulean, but was probably azure.

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