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Funfair Poem

Funfair Poem

I remember walking hand in hand,Feeling light as air,As if the balloons would lift me offAnd I’d soar without a care.I remember dancing on the twister,Carried by the beat,Lost in a dizzying whirl of colourIce-cream melting in the heat. I remember the bear you won for me,The bag of fudge we shared,I remember the giddy rush and thrillOf knowing how you cared.I remember sweet and sticky lips,Cotton candy kisses,Trying our luck on those penny stalls,So many near misses. Our love was like a rollercoaster,Ups and downs a trial.But the thrill of all the highsMade the lows worthwhile.But now it feels […]


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Posted 20th June 2011 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter V and so I’ve decided to writea poem with the subject of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is feeling that you are weak, defenseless, exposed and open to attack. Most of us feel mildly vulnerable at some times in our lives- when we are undermined by our confident colleagues in the boardroom, when we have to cross the road without a pedestrian crossing, when we’re wearing our swimming costume and it feels like everyone is staring. But some people […]


Hatched Poem

Hatched Poem

Snugly cocooned in a ball of warmth,Stillness and darkness envelopes me. All I can hear is my own heartbeat,Slow and steady and comforting.But now it starts to flutter,Racing excitedly, waking meFrom my peaceful slumber.My body senses that it’s time. I wriggle about in agitation,Getting hot and flustered.The air is not filling my lungs,I start to panic, writhing wildly.My home, my sanctuary for weeksHas become a prison.I long to break free-To stretch my tiny wings.But my limbs are weak and puny,I struggle against the fragile shell-A concrete wall to me.My beak taps urgently, franticallyUntil at last a little crack appears.I push […]


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Posted 25th April 2011 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , , ,

Now Starring…Blogfest! Wild Spirits Dream Cast

Now Starring…Blogfest! Wild Spirits Dream Cast

Today I’m taking part in the Now Starring…Blogfest hosted by Lindz at Rapturous Randomocity and Alexis at Kore Averna. The idea is to choose four to six of your main characters from your current work in progress, describe what they are like and pick actors and actresses to play them if it was adapted for the big screen. This was a quite difficult for me to adapt for the Wild Spirits trilogy as the majority of my characters are native South Africans. I realised the number of well-known African-American actors and actresses was sadly limited,which says it all about the […]


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Posted 25th April 2011 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , ,

A-Z Challenge: E is for Envy

A-Z Challenge: E is for Envy

Today is the fifth day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Just to remind you, I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states.Today is the letter E and so I’m going to write about Envy. I whipped up a short story for you on my lunchbreak yesturday, here goes. Green with Envy There she was again, flirting with him. Casually flicking her long golden hair over her shoulder and leaning towards him, cleavage on display. She was shameless. She’d only been at this school five minutes and already she acted like she was best friends with everyone. Clearly […]


A-Z Challenge: B is for Boredom

A-Z Challenge: B is for Boredom

Today is the second day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I mentioned yesturday that I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states. I hope to post a mixture of poetry, stories, quotes, tips, observations, lists, book recommendations, interviews, traditional art, digital art and photography. I hope you’ll stay with me for the ride. Anyway, today is the letter B, and I have chosen to write about Boredom. I had to write this on my lunchbreak at work, and funnily enough I was feeling VERY inspired to write about this topic! I sat down and wrote enough poem […]


A-Z Challenge: A is for Anger

A-Z Challenge: A is for Anger

Today is the start of the A-Z Blogging Challenge hosted by some of my very favourite bloggers. The idea is to post something on your blog every day throughout April except for Sundays which gives you 26 blog posts in total-one for each letter of the alphabet. The blogs can be centered around any theme and any medium. This year there are an amazing 885 entries! Many of these sensible people will have already written and scheduled their blog posts in advance. But if you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you will know that organisation is a […]


Delusional Doom Blogfest-My Own Obituary

Delusional Doom Blogfest-My Own Obituary

Today is March 15th, also known as the Ides of March. It’s the day Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C and in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, he is warned to “beware the Ides of March”. It is an appropriate date then, for Hart Johnson to host her Delusional Doom Blogfest.The idea is to do any of the following:a) Predict your own deathb) Predict someone else’s deathc) Write your own obituaryd) Write someone else’s obituarye) Plot a murder of someone sorely asking for it, step by step. The only requirement is that the death must be ‘either very strange, unusual, […]