“Departed” – micro fiction competition, second place

My lovely friend Joe has started a monthly micro fiction competition where part of the proceeds go to charity, so you get to flex those writing muscles while supporting a good cause. With an entry fee of only 2 AUD and a maximum length of 100 words the threshold is really low. If you are…

Sarah& the introduction (new comic)

This is the first (and so far only) of a new comic series I have created, called Sarah&. It’s an idea I’ve been playing with for years but always figured my drawing skills were too poor, and putting in the effort to practice enough was overwhelming. However, I have now decided that I do not…

Homophones #10 (last for now)

So this is the last homophones comic that I have drawn, and even though I still have more ideas I need to make time to sit down and draw them. Since they seem to be very hard to guess and I’m doing them mainly for my own amusement I may put them on the back…

Homophones comic #7

Warning: this one is a two word solution but only the second word is a homophone. Why? Because I thought it was funnier this way. And who couldn’t use an extra challenge?!… Also, in honour of my biggest fan (my mum…) I have made a separate homophones tab on the blog, so you can now…

Why I’m proud to be a failure

I have one of those some lines a day journal that lets you write a few lines every day for 5 years, and I’m currently on year 4. The writing space is very limited, and I admit that at least 50% of it is filled with mundane details like what I ate or how I…

Poem: I go to the sea

Where do you go, when you lose someone, You ask I go to the sea I whisper her name into the waves, and let the sea carry my love, the memories of things that never had a chance to happen, and the way she crinkled her eyes when she laughed, to distant shores so she…

Poem: A little bit more

A little bit more of you is like toast with butter and honey, A little bit more of you is like dappled sunlight through spring-green leaves, A little bit more of you is like the tang of salt and seaweed on the sea breeze, A little bit more of you is like freshly roasted coffee…

Poem: Hardcore self-love

I stand in front of the full length mirror, naked. I breathe in, deeply – the breath I’ve not allowed myself all day. I caress the swell of my belly, the rough cellulite on my butt and thighs, my hairy arms and legs. I trace each scar – seen and unseen, each memory. And I…

Poem: The recklessness of life

The recklessness of life, Its wild, flamboyant beauty, Startles her in the stillness. The wind, brazenly caressing the magnolia petals, The raw yet fragile power of small green shoots, Burrowing up through the earth – determined to live. A cat, lazily washing its face in the midday sun, A blue tit dancing coquettishly among the…

Book review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Mark Meadows It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything as I’ve been working on finishing my very first draft of my own novel (which I did last Sunday, yay!) and I tend to read less when I’m writing intensely, plus I’ve been rereading Harry Potter which I don’t…