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Book Review. The Lost Man, by Jane Harper

The great Australian poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (or Kath Walker) turns 100 years this November. I’ve been thinking a lot about what she once said while reading Jane Harper’s novel The Lost Man. Kath Walker said, “Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within.” What she means is that our past always affects our future. We are what we see, how we feel when we...

Discover the power of stress-free productivity

There’s a beautiful Sanskrit work – Samadhi OR समाधि – which roughly translates as a state of oneness, or complete absorption. How often do you experience such a feeling when you write? You know… that golden moment when you get entirely lost in your own words, and the page fills up effortlessly. The great challenge for us, soulful scribes, is that, all too often, the state of Samadhi alludes us. Our minds swirl with...

Blind Tinder Match. XIX century

Idea: blind tinder match between two neighbours (XIX century) Form: poetry He: Sweet nymph, your grace speaks loudly to men’s heart – who could withstand your virgin writing? I truly cherish all your nods and puffs but still, would love to see… at least your hair. In any place you wish. Please, send my fate immediately! Longing… She: My Matadore! Mr. Wisdom! It happens way too fast. My heart enlarges....

Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 2

Part 2 (read part 1 – here) Mr. BuriedInHerMouth hadn’t written his wife that morning. He made a mental note to send SMS when he got back to his room. There was no use crying over spilled milk – the sun shone through the tropical waters, the fish and plant life were unspeakably beautiful, and hey, look at that finely-sculpted bottom of freshly-build Ms. Winnie… Later on (between ‘Sliding Panties’ and ‘Die...

Murder in the Hot Cocoon Hotel, part 1

Part 1 HEROES: Mr. Stick BuriedInHerMouth – British man Mrs. CatchAGlimpse – wife of Mr. BuriedInHerMouth Mrs. SlidingPanties – bartender Mrs. OddFart – old sick aunt Ms. Winston Che EuphoricWiggle – lady-guest Mr. PinchingAndGrunting – crime detective The Hotel Manager PLACE: Maldives, island “DeadlyDesire”; hotel 4* “HOT COCOON”    x x x December 23rd Mr. BuriedInHerMouth boarded the plane to the Maldives with butterflies in his stomach and a heavy...

The Essentials of Writing a Murder Mystery Novel

Written by Peter Manley #guestpost Congratulations! 👻🤡 You’ve got this shiny new idea for what seems like a great murder mystery novel to come… now what? It’s time to write it, of course! Getting started can probably seem like such a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the whole murder mystery writing in the first place. But have no fear, 😜 it is absolutely possible for you to turn that brilliant...

The best of Today in the best Order

Daisy is 10 years old today ☕️😜💃📚 but Sky doesn’t care… she is only 4! 😂 Slugs? Ahhhh, They don’t give a damn.  Busy… making love in the empty yard.  Ray is working. Kinda… Sending out his books To the libraries. Are you ready  To die From laughing? 🤪 50% is here, sunbathing in ‘september’, waiting  to be pushed  inside of the dirty mailbox – what a life! Research!😜 Or maybe...