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Book review: Forever Sunshine by Cary Allen Stone

Forever Sunshine by Cary Allen Stone is a short story featured in the collection Mother’s _pPYKaF5Day Magic: …with Love.

The anthology was written by a collection of number one, and best selling authors focusing on romance or loving memories. Mr Stone approached me and asked if I would be willing to do a quick review for his contribution to the anthology.

Whilst not my normal reading genres a change is as good as a rest, and this was certainly a pallet cleanser. I found the writing style very immersive. The dialogue is well scripted, and throughout the story we learn more about not only the main characters featured, a brother and sister Charley and Janey, but about their mother who had died the year before. Continue reading “Book review: Forever Sunshine by Cary Allen Stone”


Coming to an end.

I have just finished scheduling the last of my newsletters and memos for

It seems these will take us up to almost the end of May, I will now have to look through the other Villains4u folders to see if I can find anything else I wrote back then that may be fun to share, I am sure there is a lot.

Even now while copying and pasting the old documents, I found myself chuckling at some of them, I am really glad I decided not to try rewriting them, they kindled such fond memories.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Take care

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Old writings

I recently came across some old writing I did some time ago, it must be at least ten years since I wrote it.  Reading it really took me back, it was something I wrote on those mornings when I arrived at work early.  It was a high pressure job, filled with stats, targets and often more than a little abuse from the people you try to help with their issues, isn’t that always the way when you work in a support role?

What started as a simple idea to relieve some of the stress for myself and a small group of friends I met in the job,  soon became a weekly newsletter, with a few added brochures and comic strips (although my drawings leave something to be desired).  I have some really good memories of this time and the friends I shared it with, so when I found it again I felt like I needed to do something with it.

After some consideration,  I decided to share it on another wordpress blog titled The guild of villainy.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right thing to do, after all the writing is old and has no relevance to my chosen genre or even my writing style; however to adapt it, or rewrite it, would make it something other than what it was intended to be and it would no doubt lose something in the process.   After much consideration I decided I would share it exactly as it was, if only to rekindle those fond memories and maybe even make someone else smile.  Of course it depends on your sense of humour whether or not it is something you will enjoy, but even after all this time I still find myself smiling.

If you choose to take a look I hope you enjoy, have a great week.