cinquain – 8

Posted 26 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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activist I
will be – prevent wanton
waste of flesh, to eat what is carved;
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – Parchment Poll November 2015

Posted 25 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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Here I am again with a new Parchment Poll…
Sword of Destiny by Sue Vincent A beautiful, gentle, magical read. I absolutely loved the way the author portrays Merlin!
Brilliant books – will re-read
The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian Swash-buckling action and a lovely, romantic ending for Maturin. Daphne’s Diary #6 2015 Full of colours and ideas – just reading this gets my creative juices going again… Mslexia # 67 Thoroughly enjoyed the articles and interviews; always inspiring and encouraging. Just didn’t “get” the winning poems though… Boxen by C S Lewis Think Shakespeare meets Beatrix Potter. Hilarious spelling but amazing usage of English for a school age boy… A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin Took a while to get into it and then discovered my favourite character died! Definitely will read more, as am now intrigued by the Daenerys storyline! Daphne’s Diary #7 2015 Colourful, autumnal and highly inspirational! Achieving Abundant Energy by Cathy Robinson Needs to be re-read; there’s so much information in it!
Interesting but probably won’t re-read
The Coral Island by R M Ballantyne Enjoyable read but a bit preachy in places. Interzone #260 3/5 of the stories were worth reading this time… but none of the reviews made me want to watch/read the films/books… Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Very difficult to get into. I liked the ideas but it was hard-going…
Daphne by Justine Picardie This is such a good book to re-read and lose oneself in a land of make-believe and reality… Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier This book still holds my attention, creeps me out and shivers my spine – and it’s 25 years since I first read it! … Clearing Away The Rubbish by Adrian Plass Hilarious and poignant by turns, this is a challenging and encouraging read. Dune by Frank Herbert Possibly the best sic-fi novel ever written (in my opinion!) and I never tire of re-reading it.
Currently reading: –
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
© Freya Pickard 2015

cinquain – 7

Posted 24 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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clouds ascend in
riotous formation
grey bulks pouring, evaporate;
© Freya Pickard 2015

cinquain – 6

Posted 19 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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meets winter where
autumn’s door opens, heat
mingles with ice, year darkens to
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – Dragonscale Leggings

Posted 18 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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My novel, Dragonscale Leggings, is a parody of the genre I love best; fantasy. In it, I gently poke fun at the Arthurian legends, the common concepts of dragon slayers and dragons and how they should (or shouldn’t) behave.
What would you do if you woke up in a place you did not recognise, with no memory of who you are? Would you fall asleep again and hope to remember when you woke up next? Would you hide yourself away, giving into self-pity? Or would you walk out and explore this strange new world, hoping to recover your memory on the way?
Join the narrator of Dragonscale Leggings as she sets out to discover where she is, why she is there and how or if she can return home. Accompanied by Tygar, a white stallion who appoints himself her guardian and armed with a giant potato peeler, Dracomagan travels through a lush and dreamlike Otherworld.
Who will help her find her true identity? Will it be Sama, the gorgeous harpist who gives her a name? Will it be aggravating Agravaine, a knight who prefers fashion to fighting? Can Gatus, the goat herder help her? Or will the mysterious retired Pirate King show her the path to her real memories?
I don’t write about imaginary worlds; I write about imaginative ones. These are worlds that could be real in a parallel universe or another time dimension. I don’t promote escapism; instead I take my readers into a refreshing place so that they return to their normal lives feeling strengthened and renewed.
You can read the First Chapter for free! The novel can be bought at Amazon as well as other online bookstores. Reviews can be found at Leggings.
© Freya Pickard 2015

cinquain – 5

Posted 17 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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flame extinguished
cooling leaf-fall drifts in
misting rain replaces sunshine’s
blue skies
© Freya Pickard 2015

cinquain – 4

Posted 12 November, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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sun peers through hazed
clouds, pours down heat, tempered
by cool wind, pushes autumn back
© Freya Pickard 2015


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