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Patchwork Quilt

A good story is a patchwork quilt of images sewn together with words, edged with colour, design, completely unique to curl up with and enjoy. ©2010 Sharron R. McMillan

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Tools of the Trade

      I don’t like writing with a pencil. Pencils seem impermanent, erasable, pale and insipid. I need a pen, preferably a fountain pen. Ink that flows with my thoughts not leaden but smooth and with colour. I was … Continue reading

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The Real Me

Sometimes I’m full to bursting with thoughts I’d like to share but my mouth is always empty the words just are not there. My mind runs to my fingers, not my mouth, I fear and all my thoughts are paper … Continue reading

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Writer’s Festival

The muse hangs heavy over Rockwood Lodge this weekend. I used to go there, walk amongst them try to breathe in their success but now I don’t. Their stories are not mine. Mine can not yet be contained between two … Continue reading

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Messed Up Again

Half filled books and scraps of paper, stories of my life. Start anew with careful strokes, be a better wife. Then a page, a day, gets blotted, messy writing, hurried thought. Give up, no good you messed again. Now you’ve … Continue reading

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My Words

Empty paper, scraps of scribbles, index cards, and post-it notes. I collect them, piles of them. Obsessed with filling every line, between each margin, with words. It doesn’t matter no one will read them, they must be filled, filed, titled. … Continue reading

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I Hate Leaving

What if the muse should come and I’m not here, pen poised waiting, where will the words unwritten be then. I must stay, ready with my pen, just in case it comes again. ©2014  Sharron R. McMillan

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