Archive for March, 2021

Louise Allan’s blogpost

I loved ‘The Sisters’ Song’ by Louise Allan and follow her blog. After reading this entry, I am compelled to reserve my copy of Irma’s book.

Irma Gold: The Ideas Tree

by Louise Allan | Mar 22, 2021 | WRITERS IN THE ATTIC | 17 comments

I have a little story about this post: About three years ago, I asked Irma if she’d like to write a post for the attic. She said words to the effect of: ‘I’d love to, but would you mind waiting until my novel is published?’

It’s been a long time but I’m thrilled to share Irma’s post today, along with the news that her novel, The Breaking, is now published (Midnight Sun 2021) and earning rave reviews.

So read on to learn about how Irma’s love affair with elephants turned into a book. (CONTINUE READING)

To purchase the book:

#LouiseAllan #BOOK:TheSistersSong #IrmaGold #BOOK:TheBreaking #ThaiElephants #ElephantRescue #Elephants

Read Full Post »

Pigs might fly…

Some time ago, a poetic friend and I met for lunch at a local garden center café and were discussing dreams.  As we left, these colorful sculptures captured my poetic sense of humor. The metaphor was too good to waste so we challenged each other… Here’s my result. 

Pigs might fly…

Who says they can’t?
Is there an omniscient
oinker monitor float-
ing in the same tree?

Who has the right
to tell watchers
who dream
the impossible
that pigs might…?

In deepest despair
we need hope,
need dreams
to fall back on.
A competitive spirit…
Who says we can’t?

I need to soar
above my world
sometimes, believe
there’s something
sizzling just
around the corner.

If I could only see ~
take a butchers
into the future
and grab
a curly tail…

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2012

#POEM:PigsMightFly #FrancesMacaulayForde #Poetry #CoffeeCatchUp #Dreaming

Read Full Post »

Short Stories Unlimited

Your creative writing hub!

Lou Treleaven

Children's author and writing coach

Anita Heiss

Author, Poet, Satirist, Social Commentator

Stephen Page

The Salty River Writer. - Alumnus of Columbia University, Bennington College, and Palomar College.

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Making literary art accessible 99 words at a time!

Norah Colvin

Live Love Laugh Learn . . . Create the possibilities

Sarika, Pure Reflections

Poems, Pure Reflections

Blog of the Wolf Boy

Creative Writing, Philosophy, Advocation for Change

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Fiction Writer in Poet's Clothing

Short Prose

Poetry and Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton #1 Amazon Bestselling Poet & Editor, Award Winning Author, Pushcart Prize Nominee



Freo's View

A passion for all things Fremantle

The Curious Magpie

Live life more Curiously!

Mug Full of Books

Books, tea and great reads

The Inquiring Mind

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine - "Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited." ~ Lord Acton - Commentary on what interests me, reflecting my personal take on the world

Mike Finn's Fiction

Book Reviews and Short Stories

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and more ... with an Australian focus ... written on Ngunnawal Country

Thoughts Become Words

Miscellaneous Collection by Gretchen


For the beauty of the Earth

Rochford Street Review

A Journal of Australian & International Cultural Reviews, News and Criticism.

words and music and stories

Let's recollect our emotions in tranquillity

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

"The silence of the night awakens my soul"

Jade M. Wong

Writer at Heart | Fangirl by DNA | Struggling Human Until Further Notice

Graham Sherwood’s

wise words on wine and fresh thoughts on food blog.

The Lighthouse

Poems by Tom Alexander

I've started so...........

poetry, words, visions on life

Linda's Book Bag

Loving books and reading


Poetry by Paul Waring

Saint Joan (Creative Studio)

An archive for my stuff

Helen Hagemann's Studio

Novelist & Poet, Fiction & Poetry Reviewer

Lee Muir-Haman Watercolor Painting

watercolor paintings, instruction and inspiration

Autoimmune Warrior Queen

My journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the GAPS Diet

Snake removal and relocation

Based in the southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.



Screenwriting from Iowa

...and Other Unlikely Places

Linda Smith Inspiration

By Flying With Eagles I Learnt To Soar

knitting with heart

. . . luv 'n stitches for our tired old world

Dambusters Blog

The Dams Raid (Operation Chastise) and after

Gabriel Evans

Picture Book Author and Illustrator

%d bloggers like this: