I've been thinking about Marilyn, particularly because she was born in the same year as my grandmother who just passed away. My Nanna had a whole 50 years more of life. She wasn't famous but she had a loving family (something Marilyn lacked and longed for). Arthur Miller said: 'To understand Marilyn best, you have to … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago + my favourite books about Marilyn
Just some of the treats in boxes shipped down by my 'rents this week... (Thanks Mum & Dad! x) Missed my Marilyn collection! I am a movie buff, yes. Hello childhood! Macauley Culkin is my boyfriend. The Roald Dahl box sets were a present from Mum and Dad when I was about nine, and my sister … Continue reading How did I live without them?
Hey gang. Are you cool? Be cool. Only got about a quarter of the response to this month's haiku comp - doh! The them was 'the richness of the internet'. Thinking I might have to do it only every two months, or perhaps the topic was hard? Nonetheless, there were a few good'uns. The winner … Continue reading Big fat round-up post + May haiku comp winners
My short story Dead Women has been published in the latest Hecate (Vol. 33, No. 1). Here is an extract: Lily woke up one morning to find Virginia Woolf sitting on the end of her bed. She instantly recognised the thin, protuberant cheekbones and phosphorescent eyes. She liked the way the dark morbid floral pattern … Continue reading Dead Women