He stood in the doorway of his homestead, looking out at his land. The sweat poured from his bronzed head, the receding hairline exposing his scalp to the sun. In his hand he held the machete. Blood dripped from the point of the blade, pooling on the steps at his feet. The stench of fresh, … Continue reading FREE STATE
She held up the old photograph in front of her. 'This is definitely the place,' Xavier said. He was right. The same trees on the crest of the hill. The wild grass meadow, the hedgerow dividing the fields. This was the right place. So where had the rocks gone? They walked through the long grass, … Continue reading PRESENCE
Four weeks to go until the big day, and still time to order something a little different for that perfect Christmas gift for the reader in your life! It's a crowded market out there, and there are many brilliant writers and many excellent books to choose as a present, but if you're stuck and are … Continue reading 4 WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Here in Scotland, it's time for the annual event called 'Book Week Scotland'. It's a week to celebrate books, reading and literacy. Schools are heavily involved, local councils and libraries run a series of special events. The whole thing is run by the Scottish Book Trust, a national charity 'that believes books, reading and writing … Continue reading BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND
Today's prompt brought to mind a scene from my recently published novel ' State Of Denial', (perhaps because I'm now writing the next book in the trilogy), so I thought I would use an extract in reply to Sue's prompt today. I hope it intrigues the reader! The path kept going through the base of … Continue reading STATE OF DENIAL – AN EXTRACT