Tag Archives: Story

The Gateway Opens #kidlit #dreamdeeply

The button opened like a great big eye. Inside was a spinning kaleidoscope of forest foliage, which spread out rapidly in a circle. Everything around it – trees, fungus, beer cans, Tracy, the stone itself – rose up and formed … Continue reading

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Spooky Writing Competition: Update

Earlier this year I posted about a writing competition run by Swansea and District Writers’ Circle, with winners receiving cash prizes and inclusion in an anthology to be released later in the year. I’m pleased to announce the anthology is now … Continue reading

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One Foot In Storyland

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” – Franz Kafka As a Literary Lurcher I love to write, but I can only do it through Annabelle, via smellepathy. When Annabelle is busy writing her own stuff, I don’t get … Continue reading

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Too Many Pee-Mails

We storyhounds are an invaluable resource for writers of fairy tales, fantasy and the supernatural because we can astral project to other dimensions and bring back vital nuggets of information. Working alone, a single storyhound – or even a pair … Continue reading

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On Muses And Lurcher Love

Pearl and I aren’t getting enough attention from Annabelle at the moment. She still makes a fuss of us and attends to our daily needs, but we can tell her mind is on her new book. We try to help with her research by … Continue reading

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Spooky Writing Competition!

  Swansea and District Writers Circle is is putting together an anthology with a supernatural theme, which they plan to publish next Halloween. As well as submitting their own contributions, they’re inviting non-members to submit short stories, poems and scripts … Continue reading

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#JusJoJan 9th: SocS – An Adult Fairy Tale

  The Robins The Robin family lived in Tweet Cottage in Appletree Road in Dingley Woods.  There was Mr and Mrs Robin and their two children Tommy and Timmy. One day Mrs Robin was cooking bacon and eggs in the … Continue reading

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The Literary Lurcher reviews Tales from the Garden by Sally Cronin

Our bloggy friend Sally Cronin has discovered that certain places are full of magic, gateways to the Fairy world. She’s lucky enough to live in one of those places and she’s written a book about the fascinating characters who share … Continue reading

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Quote Challenge Day 3: Ray Bradbury

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury We wouldn’t recommend jumping off a real cliff, but the man is clearly talking about writing. We all know it’s … Continue reading

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10 Great Facts about Writers and Dogs

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
Short facts about writers and their pet dogs – and the canine figures in the works of famous authors Fearing attacks from rivals, poet Alexander Pope rarely left his house without a brace of pistols…

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