The dawn chorus and too much time to think.

Jim Webster has tackled an issue with book publishing I’ve thought about for some time. Tell me what you think. I believe it’s a brilliant answer!

Jim Webster

The Pirates of Ersatz

I was up quite early the other morning, even for a cowman, and I was just mooching about getting stuff ready. Nothing too dramatic, just Jim wandering about on his own, sorting things out a bit, but as it was just me and I wasn’t moving cattle about, it was quiet.

So I got the dawn chorus. With us, because we have the sea so close on three sides, the first thing was the gulls. Some nights they seem to spend on the fields next to the farm. I suspect it has something to do with the state of the tide and of course the weather. With the dawn, and perhaps with the tide going out, they wanted to be up and out to sea. So they were circling and crying to each other.

They were followed by the more usual sounds, the cawing of nesting crows, the chittering of…

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Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Project Renovatio – The Trilogy” by Author, Allison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Title: Project Renovatio, The Trilogy Amazon Author Page: Allison Maruska Publication Date: September 13, 2018 Formats: Audiobook (free with an Audible Trial subscription) & Kindle Genres: YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Genetic Engineering, Mystery & Detective Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS Enjoy all three stories in the Project Renovatio trilogy in one convenient boxed set. Follow Levin and Rana … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Project Renovatio – The Trilogy” by Author, Allison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 129 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Happy Spring Poetry! Here are your two words for this week: Hobby & Play HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 129 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 128, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. By the way, in my search to display your poetry the best way I could, I've … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 128, #SynonymsOnly

“The Transformation,” #flashfiction

Join the Carrot Ranch Literary Community's Flash Fiction Challenge This week, we are to write about a bucket of water. I'm a bit out of practice, but hopefully this story will resonate with you. Image by Martin Klinge from Pixabay The Transformation I stared into the bucket of water expecting to see my own image … Continue reading “The Transformation,” #flashfiction

“Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

Colleen's Weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge For my poetry challenge this week, I chose the words, Vernal Equinox for spring, and chant(ing) for sing. Considering we also have a full moon tonight, I can't wait to see what blows in on the wind. To celebrate this first day of spring, I'd like to introduce you to … Continue reading “Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “A Parting in the Sky” The Forgotten Child Trilogy, Book 3” by Author, Mark W. Sasse, @sassevn

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS In part three of The Forgotten Child Trilogy, Bee takes her biggest gamble yet with Francis Frick, whisking him to the beginning of it all on the forlorn battlefield of waning World War I. When her plan puts Frick in grave danger, she decides to do whatever is necessary to bring … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “A Parting in the Sky” The Forgotten Child Trilogy, Book 3” by Author, Mark W. Sasse, @sassevn

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? I'm still working on my new book... so yes, I'm still dancing with the unicorns. Here are your two words for this week: Spring & Sing HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 127, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 127, #SynonymsOnly

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Weekly Round Up – Social Media Shenanigans, Spring Flowers, Mexican Getaways, Italian Food, music, humour and Fabulous Guests

I love Sally Cronin’s blog… Please pay attention to the information about Facebook changes to posting. Also interesting is the intrusion by FB into the messenger. I’m removing the FB share button from my blog today as posts are being deleted in the groups and from messenger chats. ❤

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the weekly round up of posts that you might have missed.

Firstly, an update on the Facebook debacle which only gets worse I am afraid. I know that several of you have been hit by blocked posts that contain links and are still having issues. I can comment, and share posts internally on Facebook but post links are still being blocked.

Disturbingly today that included the link to Debby Gies Sunday Interview which I sent to her in a Direct Message… supposedly private! It was blocked and in bold red told me that it did not meet community standards. I have appealed of course but it does have a warning for us all. Do not disclose private information in a direct message. For example if as they say Facebook is selling our data to health insurance companies, and we mention in a private message about a health…

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