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Letter to the Earth

Dear Earth about this summer thank you for the hope I took from the charms and exultations of goldfinches and skylarks I hoped for swifts and listened for their needle screams but summer evenings didn’t sound like summer and no swifts flew, high or low, to predict our weather like winter, spring, and other summers, our weather was unseasonal storms woke me, rapping on my window filling my room with the smell of the sea bringing wide-eyed dreams of underwater castles (Camber, maybe Pevensey) of lost promenades and pavilions and Seven Sisters falling accepted as a warning, so I borrow hope from an electric murmuration a cormorant turning its wings to the sun with love from Jenny Note: needle s


Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.


You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

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