Sunday, 30 December 2012

Just a few quickies ..

... before we're off again (we'll be starting the New Year as we mean to go on - in the van!)

There's one snowdrop out in the garden - spring is on the way!

Found a paying market for dark fantasy, horror and speculative fiction. Not genres I usually write, but those who do might like to take a look here.

If haiku is more your thing, then this might appeal.

I may have mentioned this short story competition before, but the prize is so good, I don't want anyone to miss it.

And for readers, here's a short story of mine you can read for free. Also Escape to the Country is free to download today. (US link)

What are your plans for seeing in the New Year?

25 comments:

  1. Have just downloaded it onto my new kindle, Patsy. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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    1. Christmas was lovely thanks, Wendy. Hope you enjoy the story.

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  2. Yay! Thanks for the info, Patsy. :)
    And I'm totally jealous of the flowers. All I have in my garden is actual snow.

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    1. We've not had any snow yet this winter, Rachel. Still plenty of time though.

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  3. Really enjoyed your short story! It was a lovely read with my tea on this fine Sunday morning. :)

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  4. That's more than one snowdrop! Last year's photo?
    Plans for the New Year? As in Resolutions? Never make them - my dreams are too far-fetched to have any basis in reality.

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    1. Yes, last year's photo, Lizy. It is this type that are starting to flower now though.

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  5. Hey Patsy, I can't stop, well into the Mavis story, I love her. She's a bit too much like me, not that I've ever wanted to jump anywhere, but she's great. I'd love her to be on t.v. Happy New Year and thanks for links and lovely snowdrops.

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    1. So glad you're enjoying Pant Me a Picture, Suzy.

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  6. Having a quiet night on the sofa due to hubby's man flu lol

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Patsy!

    Xx

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    1. Hi Patsy, Hoping this will get thru. Having some problems with our computers today. Inion & I really enjoyed reading your blog, especially the (Short-Short-Story) of the Santa Clause Caper. Brilliant Concept! Really had us hooked and wondering where you were going with it. Totally wasn't expectng anything like that. We look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

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    2. Hope hubby soon feels better, Vikki.

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    3. The computer seems to be OK now, Inionmathair. Glad you like my stories ... I have lots! (You can download Not a Drop to Drink free from Smashwords to read a few more)

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  7. Lovely photo! And thanks for the book! Looking forward to reading it. x

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  8. I think my snowdrops have succumbed to the floods. Plans for the New Year? Walk more, eat less, submit lots of stories. With a bit of luck it will last until at least the end of first week!

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    1. They sound excellent plans, Gail. Good luck!

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  9. Ooh I love snowdrops!
    You are already in my Kindle :-)
    Thank you for the links and Happy New Year - I am going to attempt to stay up to see it in x

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    1. We'll be staying up too, Teresa. Might have a glass of wine, just to be sociable ;-)

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  10. Have a wonderful New Year, Patsy! We bring in the new year by having a meal first at our local restaurant, then stay up for the 'bells' at home for Hogmanay. I always make steak pie for our new year's dinner which we'll have with daughter tomorrow.

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    1. That all sounds very civilised, Rosemary.

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  11. How lovely to see a snowdrop - promises of spring. And the days have just started to draw out again. Happy New Year Patsy and happy travelling in the camper van.

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    1. It stayed light long enough for us to go on a good walk around Tintagel and Boscastle today, Maggie.

      Happy New Year.

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  12. Thanks for the mention of the Haiku anthology Patsy. Means a lot.
    Also, Tintagel? Boscastle? Nice. I grew up in North Devon, so I used to visit those places in my childhood. Many happy memories.

    Reg Davey
    Dagda Publishing

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