GP: How you get your creative ideas by Pearl R Meaker

This week’s guest post is my friend and author, the lovely Pearl R Meaker.  Yes, Pearl has once again agreed to write for my blog and I love having her here.  Enjoy!

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Flash Fiction: The Wish

This flash fiction was written when I answered a request by author, Katharina Gerlach, who wanted flash fictions were the main focus was a Tree.  This was part of a Writing Advent Calendar.   

In my continued effort to push my comfort zone, I am sharing this here on my blog as well.  Hope you enjoy!  Any thoughts, feel free to leave a comment. 

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Goodbye, 2017 (Wrap Up)

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Well as we slink towards the end of 2017, I thought I would do a wrap up as way of a last blog post for the year.

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The year started badly when my sister went into a coma.  Followed shortly after by another family member going missing.  Thankfully my sister recovered and the family member was found.

Then there was the closing of my office, meaning I was out of a job.  Definitely put a crimp in my plans since suddenly money became tight.

That was followed with a “Bold Move” plan were we decided to leave England and move to Northern Ireland.

We are still coming to terms with the change, but we have plans to get us where we want to be and we are trying to stick to them.

IMG_20160319_214147Sadly the year ended badly when we had to say goodbye to our beloved cat Marvel.  She was over 16 years old, had hyperthyroidism and had recently developed a heart problem.

She took a bad turn last Saturday and was rushed to the vets, were we had to make the heart-breaking decision to let her go.  Both myself and my partner were with her at the end, which we are truly grateful for but her passing has left us hollow.

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GP: The Scandals in Hollywood by Lindy S Hudis

We have all seen the news regarding the extend of the harassment and abuse that has been ongoing in Hollywood by men who have been using their power and status to abuse people.  Many brave actresses and actors have been speaking out about this.  Today’s guest poster is the author Lindy S Hudis who knows about these scandals first-hand.  She shares her story here.
Lindy21I moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 1992 to become an actress. I had no money, contacts or connections, just a heart full of dreams and a spirit filled with ambition. I moved into a tiny studio apartment right in the heart of Hollywood. I felt that I was on my way, and I was excited!
 
I did everything right. I had studied drama in New York, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, as a matter of fact. I had done quite a bit of live theater, including a season of Summer Stock in Upstate New York, and several Off-Off Broadway plays. I quickly learned that nobody was half as interested in looking down my resume as they were in looking down my shirt.

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Flash Fiction: Fracture

I wanted to do something different today.  So decided to share a small scene I wrote.  You may have noticed I don’t often share my work… but I am trying to get over that aversion.  (seems important if I want to be a writer!) 

I wrote this about a month ago.  Just a random thought turned into a vague concept.  It’s only had one pass over it, so apologies for any mistakes or if it reads a little off. 

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