Posted in 2018, Comedy, May, Short Stories, Uncategorized, Writing

A Monument To Our Friendship – A Short Story

Here, for your birthday and as a monument to our friendship, I have hung up all the photographs I have taken of you this past year. Like…

The time you fell down a well.

The time you were being chased by a pig while we were camping.

The time you were being chased by a farmer for upsetting his prized pig.

The time you sneezed and a green, slimy string of boogie shot out towards the camera (remember we gave him the name ‘Slimer?’).

The time you tried to hop over a bench and your leg smashed through.

The time you got your foot stuck in the mud.

The time you got your other foot stuck in the mud when you tried to set yourself free the first time.

The time you fell face first into the mud when you tried to set yourself free the first two times.

The time you toasted with me at my wedding and the glass broke into pieces (you smelt like champagne throughout the whole reception – that should be your new perfume).

The time you rode your bike into the canal.

The time you tried to get out of said canal.

The time you got attacked by a pair of geese while still in the canal.

The time you bought an ice cream cone and a seagull swooped down and stole the ice cream, leaving you just the cone.

The time you threw that cone, aiming at the seagull, but somehow hitting the farmer from before right in the face.

All these times, I laughed at you. Yet you laughed with me after I put the camera away.

Friend, I look forward to the photos you have of me and what I get myself into.

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I hope you enjoyed my short story. Feel free to leave me constructive feedback.

Thank you for reading!

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Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, May, Summary

May Summary

Hello, people of the internet!

So, today is May 31st – that means it’s the last day of Blog Every Day in May (BEDM)! Woohoo! It’s been exhausting, but I’m so happy to have participated in BEDM. I’ve been introduced to more lovely bloggers and learnt more about how to blog effectively.

Would I do BEDM again? Maybe.

So, here’s what I got to up this May! Continue reading “May Summary”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Contemporary, May, Reviews

Call It Dog – Book Review

Hello, people of the internet!

I bought this book about a year ago because it was set in a country that I haven’t read a lot about: South Africa. Since I’m always after something different, I thought this book was right up my street!

So, I have finally read it and this is what I think of it!

Side note: I will be talking about the ending a bit, so I’ll put a spoiler warning here.

Continue reading “Call It Dog – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Discussion, May

Books vs Film Adaptations: Should They Even Be Compared?

Hello, people of the internet!

Today, I feel like discussing something. Not just anything, but something that I have been thinking about for quite a while.

Many films are adaptations from books and so they are compared to one another, often with the thought that the books are better than the films.

But what gets me thinking is this: should they even be compared in the first place?

Spoiler alerts for Coraline (heck, I’ve been talking about this story for a while…) and The Lovely Bones. Continue reading “Books vs Film Adaptations: Should They Even Be Compared?”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Fantasy, Horror, May

Books That Have Stayed: Coraline

Hello, people of the internet!

This is my series discussing books that I read years ago that are not only books I love, but have something(s) about them that make them stand out, memorable and have taught me important lessons.

So when I was thinking about books that have stayed with me, one popped into my head not only suddenly, but stayed there as if waiting for me to write this post.

And as I was planning this, I realised why it has stayed with me. It was for two reasons: it was the first horror to actually scare me; and it taught me an important lessons about bravery.

Spoiler alert: I will be talking about the plot to Coraline in great detail. You have been warned!

Continue reading “Books That Have Stayed: Coraline”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, May, My Friday Thoughts, Sci-Fi, Thrillers

My Friday Thoughts – The Book That Made Me A Reader Again

Hello, people of the internet!

I’ve been thinking recently about my whole reading experience, as in my reading experience throughout my whole life. I tend to say that I have always been a reader from the moment I began to read, but that isn’t strictly true. Heck, if I had always been a reader, then the book that made me a reader would be The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (which is legendary, by the way).

I hit a year long reading slump during my early teenage years, which is the longest reading slump I encountered so far. I changed as a person and the books I used to read became nostalgic, but not something I would read on a daily basis. Other people began to read romances, but at the time, it wasn’t my kind of book. I still read books, like the Harry Potter series, but not as often as I once did. For someone who always had a book to read to suddenly go through such a long slump, it was a very strange time.

So, it was time for me to explore books aimed at young teenagers. It took a while, but I found it.

This is the book that made me a reader again. Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – The Book That Made Me A Reader Again”