Sea Monsters & Pond Dancers

The latest edition of the Middle Grade fantasy magazine, ‘Spellbound‘, is out now.  It’s chock-full of sea monstery goodness, including my own short story ‘The Skrímsli’. Unfortunately I’m a bit short on decent sea monster photos to insert at this point (curses on the Kraken for swallowing my waterproof camera) so I’m going with a local pond-dancer instead.  Butter wouldn’t melt in his little gosling mouth, but you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of his mother…

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Kitchen Sink Drama: The View Through my Window

My trusty Friday hiking friend couldn’t make it today so I’m writing not walking.

 But a morning at home means more words for the word pot (it’s getting quite full now) and a chance to capture some beautiful back garden moments:

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And I like this last shot too… Dad’s flown off and Junior’s looking a bit miffed about it.

There’s something decidedly Napoleonic about his demeanour, don’t you think?

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“Hey, come back. I’m still hungry!”