Finished cutting and rewriting my short story. It was an unpleasant surprise when I got a strong and sudden lack of confidence about the story. So I put it to one side and wrote something for a competition.
The mini-saga competition is on Helen Yendall's blog. Only open to subscribers, the story must be 100 words or less and inspired by a lovely autumnal picture provided by Helen. Closing date is midnight GMT on 31st October so not long left.
I like the way short stories make me aware of the function of each sentence, phrase and even each word. I figure practicing on shorts will enable me to extend this to a longer short story and eventually a novel. So thanks Helen :)
Week 2 of Ancient Egyptian history galloped us through Dynasty 0. I've been reading up about Pre-dynastic (before kings) Egypt and am still amazed at the thousands and thousands of years when all man had was stone tools - and the fact that my computer was obsolete after 6 years!
The new refridgerator arrived and is so quiet I find myself listening to see if it's still working. Occasionally it burbles to itself. It's often the little things that count in life - like the pleasure of being able to open the fridge door fully, and without it sounding like something from a house of horror movie, and without the bits of plastic dropping on the floor.
The old fridge served us well but also became obsolete...a long time ago. R.I.P.
After being unable to eat chocolate for the last 8 years (resulted in migraines) I've found I can now eat small amounts of milk chocolate without any ill effects! Today I had a few Maltesers. They were wonderful :)
What small things do you value, that you would really miss if they disappeared?