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Freya Pickard and trying hard to find a recipe…

9 March, 2017

a huge thank you to Shey for an utterly mad interview at her blog! please check it out and leave a comment!

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I’m not actually a dragon, though I think some people think I am.


Apparently I can be very fierce. My alter ego, Dracomagan, the heroine in Dragonscale Leggings, is a Dragon Slayer, and she is pretty nifty at slaying such monsters with her trusty giant potato peeler.

If I was a dragon, I’d be a beautiful, sleek, blue-scaled good dragon, with an iron-clad agreement with Dracomagan in which she’d agree NOT to try and kill me!


No, I don’t think I’d really want to be a hamster. Why? Because there are too many predators to look out for; cats, dogs, birds, hungry humans… I like to be in control and to be independent – I’d hate to be always on the lookout for someone who might eat me!


Vintrig was the founder of Vintrig’s Kingdom. (Funny, that!) About 966 years ago he travelled with…

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19 January, 2017

at the weekend, my poem, Dead, was published by The Drabble! please let me know what you think, either here or at the original post!


By Freya Pickard

I feel no hollowness
no grief or pain
no sensation of something missing

the fabric is still intact
the universe has no hole in it
I have not lost a thing

he was already dead to me

Bio: A cancer survivor, Freya is inspired by the ocean, a variety of music and beautifully written books. She is the author of four novels and a poetry collection.

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Guest author: Freya Pickard – Transitions

17 January, 2017

today I am a guest at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo! thank you for inviting me Sue! xxx

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Transitional periods; they’re a strange time, aren’t they?

You’re neither here nor there. You’re waiting for something to happen that maybe you have very little control over.

I’m currently in the process of trying to move house. I made the decision to move. I know where I want to be. But I am content still being here, although I’m looking forward to the “new” place.

I realise the move may never happen. There are so many things that could prevent it. I’m not being fatalistic about it. If the move doesn’t happen now, it will do in the future.

Meantime, I am finding it difficult to live in the present, to be. There is so much to do in both selling and buying a house. I’m very glad I have a writing discipline that I adhere to most days. And on days when I forget to write, or feel…

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The Thirsty Flowers

13 December, 2016

you can buy this right now!

By The Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree

I am pleased to announce that my new children’s illustrated story book ‘The Thirsty Flowers’ is now available!

The Thirsty Flowers coverIt has been a long, hot summer. The flowers in Rosie’s garden have heaved and squeezed to grow to make her garden look pretty. Now they are very thirsty. Where will Rosie find water for her flowers to drink?


The story is aimed at 3-6 year olds but slightly older children will probably enjoy it too and may, with help, be able to read it for themselves, though it has not been written as a children’s ‘reader’.

The book is available to purchase via PayPal from my website ‘Silverburn Publishing’. Here you will find all the information you need.

I have not yet released the ISBN number as the book will not be officially published until the New Year – it takes time for registration of the book and for it to…

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To buy agnijaat (Fire born) the ezine

9 December, 2016

to end this week, let’s hear from Sharmishtha once more! have you read either of her magazines yet?


As promised the twins were published in Amazon in October, the first Quarterly is up there:




If you want to buy them fresh, when they come out the total ezine you can buy the pdf files from me, write me a mail in or I will email them to you.

These Quarterlies will be collection of selected works, you know, otherwise they will become too long, so I will have to snip them quite a bit.

They are waiting for you!

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The Night Before Yule…

16 November, 2016

The colours and atmosphere of winter and a tale about a grieving widow who makes a startling choice… These were the themes of the poem and short story that were my November Rewards for my Patreon supporters.
If you missed out on these rewards, don’t worry! If you pledge your support for me at Patreon before 1st December, you will be able to access the December Rewards.
In December, my supporters will receive a previously unpublished butterfly cinquain sequence about zombie mushrooms and/or a previously unpublished story about a young smith, (who has featured in prior tales), and his resentful wife as they seek to escape a dictator-like sheriff…
Sneak previews of book covers, access to video links before a book is launched, reading the first chapters before a book goes on sale and free paperbacks! I’ve updated my rewards at Patreon so that you get even more for your money!
See you at Patreon soon!
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

open to submissions!

15 November, 2016

Only 3 more days before Pure Haiku closes its doors to submissions of traditional haiku on the theme of care!


Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.


The DEADLINE for submissions is 18th November 2016 at midnight.

CARE themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in January and February 2017.

Please explore any meaning of CARE (or its opposite) – I will accept both haiku and senyru.

How to submit to Purehaiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication on this site, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –
Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)

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