Who am I?
A curious cat muse. Each day is a discovery. I am five again, and my nine lives are creeping away…
Time is ticking and I yowl to tell stories, so dear MJ grasps her keyboard and pounds the keys, stealing seconds, minutes and moments.
No wonder MJ writes about time: time is precious, each day offers vast adventures. Writing has taught her to embrace and explore every moment.
So on her way to work she prowls, stalking victims. We imagine stories, we marvel, or rage at the inequality in our society. Memories invade our consciousness: a homeless person standing up, swaying in his sleeping bag like a ghost in motion, a lady in a red hat glaring at us.
MJ is an addict: a nosy parker, an eavesdropper. People notice and give her evil looks. What they don’t know is that evil look is her’s. It just became a character in her new story.
MJ spent her teenage years in 5 Craigcrook Park, Scotland. Such a strange sounding address. No wonder she possesses a cat-like curiosity, a criminal intention to steal words.
And a love of trees. Trees have oodles of energy and some have grumpy faces!
And… a zest for the beauty of the natural world: rocks and crystals.
Creep into our crystal grotto in Juniper Artland, Scotland.
Or explore five crystal beauties in The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone: Merlinite, Red Jade, Quartz, Black Obsidian, Bloodstone.
Witness a grasshopper sculptural clock in Cambridge, England, The Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock.
MJ is no Mathematician. She isn’t obsessed with the number five. She is much older than that but a writer has an advantage many don’t. MJ has the power to create worlds, perhaps long into old age.
We have everything to live for, writing fantasy is our life. We are blessed.
Hope you enjoyed my strange entry!
The above is my entry to the #BloggersBash Blog Post competition which you can enter here:
Image of the Corpus Christi Chronophage clock is courtesy of Dr J C Taylor – inventor. http://www.johnctaylor.com/
Images of Lily the cat (modelling as my character Shadow in The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone via https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/
Tree image is my own.
I love this Marje this is lovely, so unusual 💜. I really loved it 💜💜
I’m so glad you do. Wasn’t too sure about it myself so it’s good to get some feedback! <3
No it’s really different, we were given a wide canvas to use. You have done your entry in your own original style. I thought long and hard about mine too, I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested . That’s the beauty we have been given carte blanche to write our own thing 💜
You did great Willow. It was a really personal post which I’m sure will appeal to many. I found it tough too, I considered various different ideas and then this one took over. I suppose it’s a but quirky like me! Lol. Xxx
That’s what make it so good, it’s personal, quirky cute you 🌹
Awww thanks. 😉 x
Another good read, good luck Marj. Nicely done.
Thank you Ellen. Are you going to the bash this year?
I hope to but it depends on docs fitting me in first. I have written a piece though.
Interesting post, quirky and original Marje. Good luck with the competition! <3
Thank you Debby. <3 My quirky definitely came out in this! Lol.
That’s your style! 😉
This is a lovely piece, I enjoyed reading it, Marje. The Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock is very artistic. I love your book cover.
Thank you Miriam. So glad you enjoyed. I spent ages deciding on what to write and then my black cat muse showed me the way. Glad you loved the book cover and clock. 🙂
Yes, Marje, I think we have many ideas in back of our mind but don’t quite know where to start and how to put them together. It only takes a little spark to set them on fire. Your black cat muse sent you the spark. 🙂
Indeed that is true Miriam. 🙂
Marje, my sparks come when I’m relaxed, not under pressure though. 🙂