Promote Yourself Monday, May 20th, 2019

Okay, it’s Monday – this week time for coffee and your words? Leave a link in the comments of today’s Promote Yourself Monday over at the Go Dog Go Cafe.

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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The Man Behind Head Porter – Paul Butterworth

Couldn’t see a way to leave a comment – but wanted to say this – enduring friendship, the truest form of chemistry …

Lucy Brazier

Many of you will know Paul Butterworth as our own, dear Head Porter. You may even recognise him from both the big and small screen in The Full Monty, Frank, Doctors and – perhaps most impressively of all – the Country Life Butter advert with John Lydon. Here he is, in his own words…

It all started after a particularly smelly biology lesson when we had been dissecting a rat, in those days schools bred their own rats for A level dissection. The chemistry lesson when we secretly made some liquid concoction that would explode on contact when dry was fun as the teacher skipped about the classroom… but what really did it was pulling apart a daffodil.

In one of those revelatory moments it suddenly became clear in my 17 year old befuddled brain that I’d much rather be reciting Wordsworth’s…

I wandered lonely as a cloud

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Poem – Six Word Miscellany #3

Out of the blue her eyes

The games hearts play so dangerous

Lips unzipped for tongue tip sips

Laid exhausted by young wanton wiles

Need defies the lines of years

Searched for meaning through inked fingertips

Her intentions lies no longer hide

One of many no way him

Mirror says old bald move on

Six word lines and stories – if they come from one mind do they relate? I believe so, miscellany at play, in time and space. A click and you’re into miscellanies #1 and #2.

 

Promote Yourself Monday, April 15, 2019

Weather forecast good for England, a new patio being laid, in between making the workmen’s tea maybe I’ll be reading your words over at the Go Dog Go Cafe?

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Promote Yourself Monday–April 1, 2019

It’s April – where’s this year going! Need a coffee? Why not pop over to the Go Dog Go Cafe and leave a few lines while you’re there – ‘Promote Yourself Monday’ awaits you …

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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A Walk In The Woods…Available To Pre-order Now!

I’ve pre-ordered mine!

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I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book of short stories, A Walk In The Woods, is due to be released on April 20th 2019 – and it’s available to pre-order on Amazon now.

Here’s a little bit more about it:

An
autumnal stroll through the woods, colourful leaves crunching underfoot, the
air fresh on the face, laughter and lightness portraying a happy mother and
daughter scene. But something isn’t right…

A
young boy who thought he knew his parents finds out that he doesn’t know them
at all.

Have
you ever wondered what it would be like to die and then to look down upon
yourself?

These
are just a few of the scenes and scenarios found in A Walk In The Woods and other short stories. There are stories to
make you smile, tales to bring a tear and stories to shock as well as delight.

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge March 26, 2019

A poem prompt for you from baristas over at the Go Dog Go Cafe – of the moment, 10-15 minutes of your time …

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TUES PROMPTDevereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  

Use the phrase “footsteps of the mind”in a poem.

Happy writing!

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Promote Yourself Monday – February 25, 2019

‘Promote Yourself Monday’ – feel free to leave a link to a post from your blog over at the Go Dog Go Cafe – and if I may I ‘d like to say ‘less is more’ okay.

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Promote Yourself Monday – February 18, 2019

A mid-February Monday, it feels like Spring in England, time to leave a link to your creative writing over at the Go Dog Go Cafe today?

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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To My Lovers

A friend, a writer … today as all days – no one writes quite like this.

Lucy Brazier

For those that loved me for just one night, or barely a day; for those that loved me for a season and those that loved me for a reason, too. For those heady, halcyon loves of my youth and as well the calmer, platonic loves of more recent years. For the requited, the unrequited and the loves of which I never dared to dream. For the passions that lasted barely hours and the passions that endure still, never spoken, the words never uttered… this is for you.

The heart is but a simple thing, yet impossible to fathom. It is a feral and vulnerable beast. It is capable of immeasurable endeavours and, unchecked, will lead one into wild and dangerous territories. When the quieting and reasonable voice of the head speaks its fundamental truth, the heart sings loud to the soul and, more often than not, we will dance to…

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