Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

I've been working on rewriting some old fairy tales. I've written my own versions of The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and I'm working on a pretty twisted version of Snow White. This is the latest one I'm re-imagining: Jack and the Beanstalk. I just read this old Ladybird version and came up… Continue reading Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

Soaking up the horror

Soaking my brain in horror. I started reading this, The Shining, about 6 months ago and chickened out. Now I'm really into it. I know the film really well, but this is different and darker by far. The domestic violence edge is as sharp as the ghost story. Plus there's the alcoholism and losing the… Continue reading Soaking up the horror

Peace and Love

This week my head was too fried to be able to work on any creative writing, so I stepped away and worked on the other things in my life. I reworked a whole heap of my blog posts; fixed a couple of zips on two items of clothing I wear all the time; I potted… Continue reading Peace and Love