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My Blog SCRIBBLE AND EDIT reflects my love of creative writing, design, literature and film. Check out my Poems & haiku, Romantic Flash Fiction; Blogfest Entries; Blog Awards and other prose and Flash Fiction. Do bear with me, as I will reciprocate with those genuine commenters on my blog.  BTW I sometimes withhold comments for challenges until later. Comments about the post are much appreciated. Thank you.
Comments based on others' comments can lead to misunderstandings that spread like whispers!

The only SURE way for me to follow you back is if you leave a comment. However, if your Blog has a black background and white writing then it makes my eyes squiffy...

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween Haiku IWSG and W1S1 Oct


I interrupt my blog break with some festive fun.
I hope you are all enjoying life and getting lots of writing done... 

Insecure Writer’s Support Group hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month.
What can I say?  
Believe in yourself as a writer. Stay determined. Enjoy your writing

So did I achieve my  Write1Sub1, goal for October?

Sorry nope, but as I've written several submissions over the past few months I feel I have earned a break.

Still feeling doldrummy, so not sure when I'll be back properly, but I'm working on it.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Apologies

Just to say sorry for not commenting on your blogs and replying to your lovely comments recently.

Although some pre-scheduled posts have gone up, life for me is being rather irksome at the moment, with my Dad having been in hospital again (with his bowel complaint) plus other personal demands on my time.

I do appreciate all my followers and commenters who brighten my day.
When things improve I'll be back on form with those haiku, flash and usual nuggets of writerly wisdom.
Thanks again. Hugs


Monday, 22 October 2012

Spooky Poems ~ Poetry Project

This month's topic for The Poetry Project is Spooky Poetry From classic Edgar Allen poetry to contemporary spooky poetry the choice is yours!
While I actually wrote my own horror poem  recently, after watching a TV documentary, I'm not really all that familiar with spooky poems and so had to research this topic.

I have chosen the classical poet Robert Herrick and his poem The Hag, which beautifully crafts the weather and flora of the autumn season into the creepy theme.





There is also Tim Burton's more contemporary Halloween poem


It was late one fall in Halloweenland,
and the air had quite a chill.
Against the moon a skeleton sat,
alone upon a hill.
He was tall and thin with a bat bow tie;
Jack Skellington was his name.
He was tired and bored in Halloweenland



Do you write or read Spooky poetry. Can you recommend any really great finds? 
Links to other particpants:

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Come sit by the Hearth -Aren't we all haunted . . .
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Simple Clockwork
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

DID I Notice Your Book? BLOGFEST

Alex J Cavanaugh and Ciara Knight are joining forces for this Blogfest .
Post about a book you’ve noticed. You can choose a book that you’ve read, something you saw on a blog or social media site, Goodreads, or a sales website. Anything that caught your eye because of a great cover, blurb or reviews, but DON’T tell the author that their book has been noticed. Instead, shout out on social media sites, and encourage others to do the same, until the author finds his/her book. Leave a blog comment at Ninja Captain Alex or Ciara Knight when the author finds their book.
Let’s blow up the blogsphere with great new reads! Only two rules:

1) You can’t post about your own book.
2) The book shouldn’t be on the New York Times or USA Today bestseller list.

This is your chance to shout out about a book that might not have been noticed by others.

Okay first the lovely Rachel Morgan is launching Part 1 of her YA Creepy Hollow Series in one printed volume and the book cover is awesome! She's a great writer too.
Check out my review here.









Milo James Fowler, an awesome writer, has a whole host of eBooks out. One in particular I have read a reviewed is Maikro: Haiku & Mirco-fiction.

In this volume, Milo shares an impressive and inspirational collection of haiku and mini stories for science fiction, fantasy and horror enthusiasts that have been independently accepted for publication in other online and print publications.

While the haiku don't always follow the traditional 5,7,5 syllable structure they are full of wonderful imagery, clever observations and wry humour. Themes covered include common phobias and vices; the possibilities and anomalies of time travel; parallel universes; global warming; space and planets; space flight; dreams to name just a few.
Milo's writing does not disappoint as he skilfully draws the reader into the fantasy, illusion or terror, building worlds and realities through his fertile imagination to create a satisfying punch-line that provides food for thought.

If Haiku and Micro-fiction don't appeal then he's got some awesome Sci-Fi stories, too.

Have you read these authors yet?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Not a Word ~ Haiku ~Limericks

Not a word have I
Written or composed last week
Life and chores prevail


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How about you?


Here's some Limericks on Dining Out:

The waitress, when prompted to say:
“Is everything to your liking - Okay?”
You politely assent
That you’re feeling content
But you wish you could growl “Go away!”
A pub lunch or rest’rant meal
Can be served with incredible zeal
But when tongues are not licking
As fine bones start pricking
One is left with an unpleasant feel




Oh and check out this Blogfest:
The Ninjas and Knights are joining forces!

Did I Notice Your Book? Blogfest
October 17th 2012

Post about a book you’ve noticed.
You can choose a book that you’ve read,
something you saw on a blog or social media site, Goodreads, or a sales website.
Anything that caught your eye because of a great cover, blurb or reviews, but DON’T tell the author that their book has been noticed. Instead, shout out on social media sites, and encourage others to do the same, until the author finds his/her book. 
Let’s blow up the blogsphere with great new reads!

Only two rules:
1) You can’t post about your own book.
2) The book shouldn’t be on the New York Times or USA Today bestseller list.

This is your chance to shout out about a book that might not have been noticed by others.