My fiction

Dec. 5th, 2020 03:55 am
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Can now be found in one, easy to use, LJ community: [livejournal.com profile] roswrites. There is a handy master list with links to everything.
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Just in case anyone is reading me here, you should probably know that I am not currently crossposting. Normal service is continuing on LJ only and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future. In the meantime I am contemplating using this account for something different, though I am not precisely sure what yet, which is why I've hardly befriended anyone on DW yet.
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This is the only Carol Ann Duffy poem that comes to mind, but I am looking forward to reading more:

Valentine

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring,
if you like.
Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

-- Carol Ann Duffy

Hooray!

May. 1st, 2009 08:13 am
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So, I just got my invite code. But it's also the start of round 4 of Sock Madness so there's no time to do anything with this today. I'll still be over at my LJ, if anyone needs me...
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Anyone have a DW invite code going spare?

ETA: Not to worry, I just got sent one on the basis of my Open ID signup.

Books

Apr. 30th, 2009 05:32 pm
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Because it feels like a while since I've done a meme, even though it probably isn't.

More than you ever wanted to know about how I feel about books )

Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!

*wants*

Apr. 29th, 2009 12:04 pm
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I like mine somewhere between 'Milky' and 'Classic British'.

Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!
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So, I like pink. You may have noticed. I always have, though for a while I pretended I didn't because it wasn't cool.

Anyway, despite my predilection for the colour, I do not believe that absolutely everything must always be produced in pink. Least of all, books. So although I very much approved of most of Jacqueline Wilson's choices of top children's books, I was somewhat shocked by the amount of pink and sparkly.

My editions of her choices are:

Ballet Shoes: paperback, sort of beige, I think
A Little Princess: paperback, nasty mustard yellow and black
Little Women: hardback, red
The Railway Children: paperback, orange with photo on the front
The Family from One End Street: salmon pink (this one looks quite similar to the current edition)
What Katy Did: hardback, red
Mary Poppins: hardback, green

Many of these were passed down from my mother. None were chosen by me in a bookshop, as far as I remember. All were (and still are) very much loved. I recently lent my copy of Mary Poppins to a friend who is seven and just starting to enjoy reading 'proper' books. She didn't seem to mind that it wasn't pink either. Because, after all, it's what's inside that counts.

Adopt one today!Adopt one today!
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And that means...

Crack!fic from [livejournal.com profile] stmargarets: Love, Absurdly, Lucius/Narcissa, Bellatrix/Rodolphus, Charlie/Mary Sue, St Mags/Glenlivet all with guaranteed fluff!

Apparently it also means that I have to go on a blind date with Chris Dane Owens. This cannot end well... Please come and play! I need more people to protect me from [livejournal.com profile] moonette1's schemes celebrate with.

In real life, I have celebrated by visiting two garden centres (actually, one was a proper nursery) with my mother and coming away with:
One rambling rose (Albertine)
One wisteria
Two clematis (one spring flowering, one summer/autumn flowering)
One honeysuckle
Two lavender (one white, one purple)
Three pots of snowdrops at half price
One aquilegia
One large pot of hellebores at half price
Two hostas
Some delphiniums, asters, and periwinkles.

I also bought a few things at the farmers market last week including a pretty rosemary, some thyme, feverfew and campanulas.

Tomorrow I shall be gardening.

And look! My pink and green dragon has the same birthday as me. :)

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