I am always FLABBERGASTED when I am not swamped with likes on Facebook..because you know..if 300 people see something, SOMEONE GOTTA LIKE IT (NOT TRUE)..however..as I only have 13 followers on this web/blog (including myself..an accident I won’t remedy)..well the chances are very very low that someone will give a toss..so NO ROOM FOR DISAPPOINTMENT.
I have just received an ‘open invitation to visit our dogs if you are ever in Thailand’ from https://angelsfordogs.soidog.org/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=L_This would be my dream holiday. This is worth saving for. Of course i wouldn’t come back so have to save fares for my pups too…
Filled with Ghosts is set in Southern Spain, and the characters’ lives initially intertwine due to their close proximity in a small village, before a number of events and a death or two make it hard for them to escape each other. Attempts to escape while others attempt to prevent it is central to the book; the things that bind the characters are as strong as the need to escape.
The characters are given short chapters in each of the four sections of the book to express their view of what is happening. Sometimes stories overlap, and it isn’t always easy to tell when something is merely in the mind of the characters, as for very different reasons, each of them has a tenuous grip on what might be called ‘reality.’
The book began as a ten minute play I wrote in a Script Writing for the Theatre course.I set the play in Spain, and the main character was a woman who thought she’d found a guru who would understand her ‘mystical experiences.’ These experience are what most people would consider psychotic episodes. The short play was a fictionalized account of a psychotic episode I unfortunately experienced while living in Spain. Three of the characters in Filled With Ghosts are developed from characters in the play, and a version of the guru incident is seeded in the book.
Well, I have probably failed to mention this,while concerning myself with animal rights and rescuing dogs; but I wrote a novella called Filled With Ghosts last year. This year it is being published, and should be out in paperback before Christmas. I WILL have more details about this soon, and I WILL talk on here about the journey of that book. I think it’s a fairly interesting journey,with a huge cast of characters, (unlike the book, which concerns itself with a mere seven)
This web/blog should now be connected to Facebook..thus I can write words here and they appear there..like magic (I think)
Things I have bought with writing earnings:(1) miners lamp (to see to read my poems at dark events)..(2) “no bark collar”…which sounds like a swarm of bees and seems to be working on pups…(3)Thundershirt..(which will stop pup 2 from being anxious and barky (not yet arrived..so time will tell) (4)..badges to support a dog rescue (5) Money sent to support dogs in a rescue in Thailand….money well spent I reckon….
I am glad to say i made a few dollars and was able to send some funds here:
and also buy some badges from a UK based rescue to feed some of their dogs. If i ever get rich (watch this space) I won’t find it hard to decide how to spend the money.