Savvy Book – The Doll House

The Doll House, by Phoebe Morgan. Picked this book up at Lavenham Literary Festival, after attending a session about How To Get Published by the author. It’s not my usual genre – I tend to prefer literary fiction to popular thrillers. But, following on from the read, I have now eliminated the snob from within. Sure, The Doll…

Savvy Story – Boy On The Train

Boy On The Train In Meltdown He gets on the wrong train. Realising his error, he thinks he ought to get off at the next stop, but he wonders what would happen if he stayed on for the ride. Where might the train take him? Besides which, he’s enjoying the buzz, the excitement, the rhythm…

Silly Adventure – Lavenham Guildhall

I stop by at Lavenham to attend a session at the Village Hall, by author Phoebe Morgan, about How to Get Published. And after making a numpty of myself, jumping on the Phoebe bandwagon by handing out my own business cards to her audience, I sprint on out into the wilds of the village. My…

Silly Poem – Transformation

On top form, she feels transported out of her formative years. Transported into a world, in which she is transformed into the form of her own muse. She is her own fairy godmother, her own fully-formed creation.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 2019 Image by WikimediaImages from Pixabay   Savvy Book – Paris Echo…

Silly Adventure – Stranded in Cornard

Not sure what I’m thinking of but, for some strange reason, I give Hubby a loan of DD, my beloved, if somewhat unreliable, Dacia. Thinking I need some exercise, I get Hubby to drop me off at the far end of Cornard, en route to his workplace. I find myself deposited upon the pavement in…

Savvy Book – Paris Echo

‘Paris Echo’, by Sebastian Faulks. I’m told that the first sentence is key to writing a bestseller. And, on picking up a copy of Seb’s ‘Paris Echo’, I know this to be true. I read the first sentence: ‘I was taking a pee in the bathroom when I caught sight of myself in the mirror.’ (p.1) Recalling my…

Silly Poem – Divvy Dong

A response to Boris’ fine use of alliteration in his ‘dribble, drift, delay and dither’ drivel of a ‘Get Brexit Done!’ campaign.   Boris, dithering, dipped and dripped. “Well, I’ll be danged, if I didn’t deliver!” he drivelled, demented, dribbling, and delayed.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 24th November 2019 Image by kie-ker from…

Silly Poem – The Sameness of Buns

In protest against the standards of sameness in bun-size, required by Pru & Co. in today’s episode of Junior British Bake-Off.   All similar and consistent in size, great texture and beautifully shaped, well-coloured and spiced, looks lovely and tastes delicious, but missing a bit of the … indefinable three-dimensional character that comes with being…

Silly Poem – Rumblings

The rumbling gets to me in the way a not great thing grates upon a person. All of the rumbles and snorts and puffs intrude upon my sense of who I am and interfere with that which might be the continuation of myself, if it were allowed to continue, undisturbed by the inconvenience of the…

Serious Poem – Ironing

Ironing out my thoughts, I try to think the bumps away … I can’t.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 2019