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Mark and Lauren are a couple of wannabe children's writers who scatter their hopes, dreams and neurosises around this site like pots of cursed gold. Book reviews, short stories, videos, pictures of kittens, other weirdness and more can be found in every corner, crammed against the buckling pixel walls. Most of it comes from Mark, Lauren is regretting ever getting involved.

The Moving Pictures Bewitch You!

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A Story for You...

Doldrums

I drifted. It had been days. Weeks even. Not so much a a kitten's sneeze of wind. The water looked frozen it was so still. My little boat, shallow and leaky. Planks crumbling and creaky. Water tricking though the gaps, snaking along the joins and pooling around my red, raw feet. The sun was up there somewhere in the dreaded brightness. I needed a hat. And a coast line. And an idea. I'd left ...Read on

Latest Writing

Amazing Writing Advice #31: Leave it? Whey?

A lot of so culled experienced writers will tell you that you should leave a recently drifted peace of work for a while and reread it. Some even recommend redrafting it! Madness. If you do that some other writer might sneak into your bedroom at night with a BFG-style brain-trumpet and suck the ideas right out of you. Your only responsibility as a writer is to get the ideas down as fast as ...Read on

Latest Reading

A World Between Us by Lydia Syson: ¡No pasarán!

A country is torn apart by civil war as a young woman serving as a nurse is torn apart by her conflicting feelings for two young men. As the battles rage around her Felix has to make her choices in this passionate historical adventure set in Spain. I'll admit historical romance books aren't the first ones I reach for when I'm choosing something to read but I've always had an interest in the ...Read on

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