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Open to Submissions !

9 October, 2017

If you enjoy writing haiku, why not submit your Monster themed haiku to my other blog?!


Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.


But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Monster or Monstrous in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of Monster.

There so many different slants on this theme. Please explore them all and surprise me!

The DEADLINE for submissions is 20th October 2017 at midnight.

MONSTER themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in November & December 2017.

Please explore any meaning of MONSTER – 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…

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It’s Here!

14 April, 2017

This is my friend Libby’s latest book of poetry! It’s an elfje collection! And she also includes some of her guests’ elfje also – including several of mine!

Simply Elfje

Final cover version ‘Simply Elfje’ final cover.

Good News! My ‘Simply Elfje’ book of the blog is now available to purchase from Amazon. I have tweaked the colour of the cover a little and here is the revised version.

To buy a copy from Amazon UK please click here. It is also available from and in Europe.

There will eventually be an e-book version for Kindle, however I will be away now for a couple of weeks and have run out of time to do the conversion. I will do it on my return and hopefully it will be available in early May – watch this space.

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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!

shehanne moore


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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