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Flash Fiction Friday #6

Sep
07

“Bear Necessity”

Inspired by the picture book Oi Dog!, written by Kes and Claire Gray, and illustrated by Jim Field. Here’s my micro-story for the brilliant bear family.

When their kitchen table was lost in the post,

Mr and Mrs Bear had to improvise.

Breakfast on the stairs was surprisingly good,

It had started to feel quite civilised.

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Flash Fiction Friday #5

Aug
31

“Talulah Wild”

Inspired by the picture book Where the Wild Things Are, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, here’s my micro-story for the red-headed wild thing I’ve called Talulah.

Talulah had been to the hair salon,

She wasn’t sure about her new do.

It felt strange as she swung through the trees that day,

But by nightfall she felt fierce and cool.

 

Now,

she’s coming for you!.

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Flash Fiction Friday #1

Aug
03

“Romy the Cat”

Noi, in the picture book The Storm Whale by Benji Davies, has a lovely supporting cast, including six cats. Here’s my take on the ginger one.

Romy was different to her five sisters,

Who snoozed their days away.

She was up and out and always about,

Adventuring her days away.

Until tea time, that is, when Romy

Ate her favourite jam on bread.

Then she’d curl up, forget adventuring,

And cat nap instead.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

 

My First Picture Book Retreat, What a Treat

Aug
12

Last month I joined the SCBWI Picture Book Retreat in rural Worcestershire to hone my writing skills and learn from a raft of writing and illustrating pros. It was my first writer’s retreat, or retreat of any kind in fact. I think, like many, my preconceptions of a retreat was full of negative connotations. Awkward meal times, bunking down with snoring strangers, barefoot hippy types who would surely try to convert you to something, stuff like that. But like most unfounded assumptions I was way off.

Mealtimes were delicious and a racket of chatter, always overrunning as conversations were reluctantly paused. We had separate rooms, phew. No new age conversions, only a collective hope that everyone else’s brilliance would rub off on each other by the end of the weekend. I’ll note that some of us, including me, spent time barefoot, the countryside demands that.

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Picture Book Update: How the Sun Met the Moon

Jul
08

Something special happened this week, a dream of mine came true. My friend, fellow critique grouper and hugely talented author illustrator James Hutchons, surprised me with an illustrated spread inspired by the first picture book text I ever shared with him. I was, and still am, very excited about it. This is the first time I’ve seen one of my stories illustrated.