Sunday, 1 September 2019

Time To Fall Back


SUMMER is slipping away, hopefully with a final flourish of sunshine this month. However, don't be down-hearted. Autumn is the season to relish well-wrapped-up strolls through the colourfully changing woods - then return to a warm drink in cosy surroundings with, of course, a book to transport us elsewhere into others' worlds.
On this light literary website we aim to sustain your spirits with uplifting fiction and humorous memoir. We have added the opening of the latest Sam Stone investigates series, Written In Stone, to our Chapter/Story page. This is a prequel, or stand-alone story set in an earlier period than the rest of the popular six-book series of light thriller/romances.
Written In Stone is now available on Kindle and in paperback. See our Books page, which includes all our publications to date. Extracts of these are also freely available by clicking on the link below each title and its blurb. Any purchases of full books on Kindle or in paperback, sponsored by the British Arts Council, help pay for this non-profit-making website started by retired journalists tired of all that bad news.
Our Column/Memoir page is updated weekly, while contributions are encouraged on our Poem page.
In this time of social upheaval and restless divisions in the world, reading helps bring all of us together and realise that, wherever we may live, we are not so different after all.
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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Damping High Spirits?


THE school summer holidays are here and, typically, our weather has taken a turn for the worse

Monday, 1 July 2019

Anyone For Tennis?


AH, July has swept into Lancashire's Fylde coast today on the wings of a gale off the Irish Sea

Sunday, 2 June 2019

The Tigers Come At Night


JUNE is upon us and yet, here on the blustery Irish Sea coast, there's rain in the warm air with gale-force winds threatening.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Birthday Boy!


IT'S only a matter of life and death . . . this merry month of May

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Welcome, Mister Blues!

DEAR readers, we were warned earlier this month by Google administrators of this website that it  might be affected by the closure of Google+.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Foolish Finish?


DEAR readers, we've been warned by administrators this website and its free reading might be affected by closure of Google+ but technicalities they outline are too complicated for simple retired journalists. Changes may occur from April 2 over which we have no control.