Category Archives: Annabelle’s writing

Luxury Obstacles

In a recent blog post, Marquessa posed the following question: “If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have?” My answer was absolutely not! I won’t go into them here, but given the chance … Continue reading

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The Joy of Tinkering

Editing is my favourite part of the writing process. The first draft is like pulling teeth, and marketing is a wall-to-wall stressfest, but tinkering with a story is pure unadulterated fun. I love fleshing out characters, colouring in scenes and … Continue reading

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Change: a new anthology inspired by the #pandemic

What if humans are the disease? What if Hell is real? What if minds and memories could be recorded on a microchip? If statues had consciousness, what changes would they see? What if lockdown deprived you of all mod cons? … Continue reading

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The Slob’s Fate #ShortStory #amwriting

Here’s a short story with a timely warning – don’t get too cosy in your comfy chair this Christmas! THE SLOB’S FATE Gordon was lazy. He’d always been lazy. As a child he’d refused to clean his room when his … Continue reading

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What I Drew #inktober #inktober2020 #inktober52

A few weeks ago I posted about artist Jake Parker’s Inktober challenge, which involved making a drawing every day through October and posting it on a social media platform of your choice (Twitter in my case). I didn’t quite manage … Continue reading

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Day 1: Fish #inktober #inktober2020

I’m no artist but I love to doodle, so I thought I’d give this challenge a go. You make a drawing on each day of October, using the prompts on the Inktober website, then post it on social media with … Continue reading

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The Search for a New Earth

This was originally a guest post for Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. In view of recent events, I thought it was due a rehash. A few years ago BBC2 showed a programme called The Search for a New Earth. It featured … Continue reading

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Kids on Holiday

The Airbnb next door has recently reopened after lockdown and once again the joyful cries of excited kids can be heard in the garden. Sometimes (do I dare admit this?) I find it the tiniest bit irritating and I start … Continue reading

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Reincarnation

In my next life, I’d like to come back as a seagull. Fly, swim, eat fish and chips. Who could ask for more? (Even if you don’t believe in reincarnation, it makes a great premise for a story!)    

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#Lockdown Locks

It’s only a minor consequence of the lockdown, but many of us are feeling the lack of a hairdresser at the moment. My hair has always been unmanageable – more than ever now I can’t have it cut – and … Continue reading

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