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Standing sentinel against the ravages of time

They whisper reminders of the past

The silent screams of forgotten relics

Pleading to be heard-

Defiant amid the din of today… 61 more words


Twelve day plan - Donna's Day Nine - Write a story based off a line from TV

Day 9:
Turn on your TV. Write down the first line that you hear and write a story based on it.

I was out late last night and when I got home, I turned on the season premier of Grey’s Anatomy. 1,213 more words

Donna A Leahey

A Spy in the House

A Spy in the House (The Agency, Book 1)
Y.S. Lee

We meet Mary as a twelve year old destined for the gallows. Somehow, she is spared that fate, and next time we see her she is seventeen and about to become an undercover investigator for the very people who saved her life. 320 more words

Female Authors

Stella! Stella!

The Stella Count is in - women authors don't get fair treatment

By Natalie Kon-yu, Victoria University

So, the Stella Count is in for 2013… 800 more words

Librarian Stuff

Twelve Day Plan - Donna's Day Eight - rewrite a fairy tale

Day 8:
Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.

I struggled with this one a bit. I’m actually quite good at making a sympathetic bad guy, but writing a sympathetic bad guy and still telling the same story is a little trickier. 742 more words

Donna A Leahey

Twelve Day Plan - Donna's Day seven - write yourself a letter

Day 7:
Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in the coming 6 months.

Dear Donna,

You just got a rejection. 260 more words

Donna A Leahey

Twelve Day Plan - Donna's day six - Write a story

Day 6:
Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story. 899 more words

Donna A Leahey