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2016 AUGUST – 6 posts
Poetry:     Long Claws of Winter
Short Stories:   The Kits . . . 1 Snow Leopard   
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~     The Kits . . . 2 Stoat   
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~     The Kits . . . 3 Little Kit
Meditation:     Before I Die
Picture Inspirations:  Bark

2016 MAY – 3 posts
Poetry:   Woodlands
Short Stories:  
The Olympian
Meditation:   Demonic

2016 APRIL  –  3 posts
Poetry:   Donkey!
Short Stories:  Something Forbidden
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    The Hoard

2016  MARCH  –  8 posts
Poetry:   Sweet Music
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Home Pharmacy
Descriptive Prose:  Winter Sun
Short Stories:  A Little Learning . . .
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Does My Father Know Where You Are?
Myldoran Tales:  The Crystal Forest . . . Final Part
Ashren and the Magician:  Communication . . . Ashren part 6
The Right Way To Write?   Meaningless Words

2016  FEBRUARY  –  9 posts
Poetry:    Planet X – now Planet 9
~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Beneath The Bed
Descriptive Prose:   Stirring
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Pancakes
Science Fiction Stories:  The Deep Water . . . .part 2
Myldoran Tales:  The Crystal Forest . . . . part 5
Ashren and the Magician:  Felling . . . Ashren part 5
Favourite Reads:  Elizabeth Goudge – ‘The White Witch’ & ‘The Scent of Water’
The Right Way To Write?  Keeping Track of Time

2016  JANUARY  –  5 posts
Poetry:   Words
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mighty Wordsmith  (Shakespeare)
Short Stories:  ‘Visitor Arrested At The Zoo’
Science Fiction Stories:  The Deep Water
Myldoran Tales:  The Crystal Forest . . . part 4

2015  DECEMBER   –  7 posts

Poetry:   Symbols of Hope
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Peace
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Voices
Short Stories:   Lack of Direction
Meditations:   Dust in a Sunbeam
Myldoran Tales:  The Crystal Forest . . . part 3
More About Me:  Stepping Stones

2015   NOVEMBER   –   8 posts

 Poetry:    Grace and Beauty, Eternal Strength
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A Winter Villanelle
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Love’s Embrace: A Christmas Sonnet
Descriptive Prose:   Italian Sunrise
~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~   Puddles
Short Stories:   Rejoicing In The Morning
Myldoran Tales:  The Crystal Forest . . . .part 2
More About Me:   Climbing To The Top

2014    NOVEMBER  –   12 posts

Poetry:     City Lights
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Who Do You Think You Are?
The Great Gifts:     The Bringers of Gifts . . . from Ch 7
Draakoa In Danger:  Expectations . . . . from Ch 7
Myldoran Tales:      The Crystal Forest . . . .part 1
Ashren & The Magician    Darena . . . . Ashren part 4
Potential Novels?:    A Chance Meeting. . . . pt 3
Short Stories:         The Rain Is Full of Ghosts
Descriptive Prose:    Winter Sleep
Favourite Reads:     Philip Turner – The Grange At High Force
More About Me:    Views From A Bench
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~      One Of Those Days!

2014    AUGUST  –  6 posts

Poetry:    The Camera 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Waves
Potential Novels?:   
A Chance Meeting . . . . part 3
Short Stories:    That Summer By The Sea
Descriptive Prose / Picture Inspirations:   The Wonder of Woods
More About Me:    Shopping In Dar es Salaam

2014    JULY  –  8 posts

Poetry:           Life’s Too Short!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   My Teachers
Quenya Poetry:   Apa. . . After     The Exiles’ Song Cycle pt 2
Ashren And The Magician:  Tam .  .  . Ashren part 3
Short Stories:      The Business Trip
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    Over The Hills
Favourite Reads:   Choosing A Book
The Right Way To Write?    How Much Should You Tell?

2014    JUNE  –  8 posts

Poetry:     Chaos And Beauty
Quenya Poetry:    Nó. . . Before   The Exiles’ Song Cycle
Potential Novels?:    A Chance Meeting. . . . part 2
Ashren And The Magician:   Tam – Ashren part 2
Short Stories:    The Birth of The Light
Picture Inspirations:   Chaos And Beauty
Descriptive Prose:    Sea Views 
Favourite Reads:     William Mayne – A Swarm in May
More About Me:       What’s Been Left Behind This Time?

2014    MARCH  –  9 posts

Poetry:    Bomber Command
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Mutton Dressed As Lamb
The Great Gifts:   Younglings In Trouble      A sample from Chapter 5
Potential novels? :   Tam – Ashren And The Magician  part 1
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   A Chance Meeting
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  The Drawer    
Short Stories:
    New Hope
Favourite Reads:    Rosemary Sutcliff’s Shield Ring & Knight’s Fee
The Right Way To Write?:    Which Word Should I Use?        personal reflections

2014   FEBRUARY – 18 posts

Descriptive Prose:    Son et Lumiere At The Harbour      from the anthology
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Winter Magic               from the anthology
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  The Old Ash Tree       transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
Poetry:      Beauty, Light and Music         from the anthology
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Ancient Entities Enduring Eternity      from the anthology
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Morning Light        transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  My Bear                transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Sunset Fire           transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Before                   transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ New Zealand -The Most Beautiful  transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
Short Stories:  Guarding The Castle       transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  A Great Adventure          transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
Short Stories / Science Fiction:       Elegant Surroundings Will Soon Be Yours
Picture Inspirations:  The Stonesucker       transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Can You See What It Is?     transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Winter Patterns                    transferred from ‘Writing From Whitehaven’
Favourite Reads:   Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ Books
More About Me:   Procrastination and The Last Minute     from the anthology

2014   JANUARY – 2 posts

Poetry:     Water Lilies
More About Me:    A Favourite Childhood Game

2013  DECEMBER – 13 posts

Poetry:    Slaying the Dragon        Inspired by ‘The Hobbit’
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Candlelight
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Lord of the Plains
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Music Sings
The Great Gifts:     Learning and Training on Myldora     from the Appendices
Draakoa in Danger:    The Draake Answer The People’s Call   from Ch 5 – The Day of Days
Myldoran Tales:    The Stone of The Powers
Favourite Reads:   George Macdonald – ‘The Princess and Curdie’
More About Me:   The Only Way To Spend The Summer
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Return To Lorton
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Questions Children Ask
The Right Way To Write??:    Some Words Have To Go            personal reflections
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Inside Out and Back to Front – Improving Sentences    personal reflections

2013  NOVEMBER  –  13 posts

Short Stories / Science Fiction:     The Mystery of K/463
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Ice Eagle
The Great Gifts:     The Tale of Fulure                   from Ch. 2 – The Great Gifts
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ‘Beyond’ – Planes and Parallel Worlds    from the Appendices
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Giving of Myldoran Names               from the Appendices
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Myldoran Families                                      from the Appendices
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Void of The Nameless Ones              from the Appendices
Draakoa in Danger:     Portrait Of A Young Man
Myldoran Tales:    Emptiness
Favourite Reads:   Pixie Gann – ‘The Silver Seagull’
More About Me:      Memories Of York
The Right Way To Write??:   To Plan, Or Not To Plan   personal reflections
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Setting The Subconscious Free             personal reflections

2013  OCTOBER  –  11 posts

Poetry:    The Lights Of Faerie
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Quenya Poems:     My Heart Is Torn    In Quenya and English
Short Stories:     The Wild Stallion
Draakoa In Danger:    Synopsis
More About Me:    A Child’s Love Of Words
The Great Gifts:    Synopsis
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  The World Of Myldora                    from the Appendices
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  The People of Myldora & Their Gifts    from the Appendices
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Chapter 1 – The Tale of the Wise Ones, part one
The Right Way To Write??:    Beginning To Write      personal reflections
 Favourite Reads:   C.S. Lewis –  ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia’