Monthly Archives: January 2013

A fresh start

Tweet She offered him fresh tender pods of hope Hope that they could be together She wanted to escape into the green with him and spend days making love in the leaves Slow, soft dripping with honey, sweat, rain, tears … Continue reading

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SEA HEARTS by Margo Lanagan

Tweet     Margo Lanagan’s retelling of the Selkie myth set in the strange, yet oddly familiar island fantasy ‘Sea Hearts’ is mesmerising. Her masterful depiction of this tragic tale of the seal women of Rollrock Island is dripping in … Continue reading

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7-7-7 Meme

Tweet I’ve just started the 7-7-7 meme on Facebook and Twitter and am sharing here as well. Here’s the idea: Go to either page 7 or 77 of your manuscript. Count down 7 lines, then copy the next 7 lines … Continue reading

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The Seduction of the Minotaur

Tweet               Deep down in the dark labyrinthe maze of her mind a subconscious, irrepressible desire for seduction did Ariadne find   They marked him a monster a bestial product of Pasiphaë’s passion borne … Continue reading

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Five Things I’m Grateful For

Tweet My beautiful friend, wonderful writer, literacy ambassador and all round amazing person Anita Heiss asked me to answer this question on her blog last month. I felt honoured and extremely grateful and decided to share with you all here … Continue reading

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I tried

Tweet I tried to convince myself I could live without you but I couldn’t tell a lie I tried to fill up my days with things but I couldn’t fill the emptiness in me I tried to erase your sweet … Continue reading

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Androniki & Melpomene’s VASILOPITA recipe

Tweet Yesterday I made this special New Year’s Eve cake with my mother and my daughter for the first time together at our family beach house. It was a lovely traditional ritual for three generations of women in our family … Continue reading

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