A New Life

“Just hold on, baby. We’re nearly there.” I grimace, hands squeezed bloodless by my white-knuckled wife.“I am holding on, if you haven’t noticed.”“Yes, yes I have. But-”“Don’t ‘but’ me, Gallileo Haberson the Third!” Clare is panting, yet still manages my full name in tones of icy steel.“Yes Ma’am,” I salute her, then stumble as the … Continue reading A New Life

Social Media Update

I joined Twitter. Yep, I took the leap, the 100 character challenge, and started an account. You can find me making daily musings, quotes, photos and even some talk about writing over there at: @emmagillwriter I also started a subreddit on Reddit for the writing I have collected there. Some is cross-posted between this blog … Continue reading Social Media Update

Australian Writers’ Centre

Fantasy, Science Fiction and More Course Review Earlier this year I undertook a 5-week course with the Australian Writers' Centre, a primarily online-courses centre based in Sydney. I chose to do a once-weekly, two-hourly course on writing in my preferred genre, speculative fiction. It was so worth it. The course took place over Zoom with … Continue reading Australian Writers’ Centre

Persephone

When the world wasReawakeningVernal shoots through soil wereBreakingReachingAnd commiserating withThe winter dead theyPassed When pastoral dewVaporisingHung as mists on forestsTremblingWanderingAnd nebulous theySaw her glidingPast When the pull it feltOverpoweringWas her earth song callingRousingTemptingFloral memories lifeTouched the skyAgain Yea Springtime cameAppreciatingLeaves and petal whorlsUnfoldingDrinkingIn her radiance as sheWalked once more withMen Then Summer woke andRecognisingDemeter would … Continue reading Persephone