As soon as I hit ‘send’ on my very first Ree-Writes newsletter, I began to wonder if a month was too long an interval. Could I keep up a 2 weeks spacing to make it a fortnightly issue instead? I’ll confess I’m tempted. So very tempted, that I’m going to give it a go.

I wanted to share a quick thought about my ‘Randomly Interesting Wandersome Shares’ section. I’ve theoretically left it open to sharing anything I want. But I’m actually finding that I’m choosing pieces and links because I think they are inspiration for potential stories! Have a skim of this issue’s offerings, and I think (I hope!) you’ll see what I mean.

I hope my words find you well in your world, and I hope you enjoy this issue.

Writing & Creativity Cool Finds

Something I created


Lilli-Pilli saw a figure standing in the ocean a short distance away.

The figure was tall and thin, her silver hair was piled messily on top of her head and she was staring out towards the horizon as the sea waltzed around her calves. Her dress was the colour of a lagoon on a sunny day—somewhere between a delicious aqua-blue and aqua-green.

Lilli-Pilli glanced at her mother and saw that she, too, was watching the woman in the water.

As Lilli-Pilli watched, all the edges of the woman’s dress dipped into the ocean. Immediately, the dress seemed to change colour and it took on the grey shimmering dance of the ocean. As the sky deepened and softened, Lilli-Pilli saw the silhouette of a fish—a small turquoise dolphin—jump from the ocean into the skirt. A lilac tuna leapt from the skirt back to ocean. Another dolphin followed the first into the skirt. A tiny school of blue-hued fish splashed into the ocean and then back into the skirt.

Lilli-Pilli laughed delightedly and she could feel her mother’s amazement and wonder. The woman turned towards them and smiled, and Lilli-Pilli’s mother smiled back.

“Hello,” said the woman, wading back towards the shore. “I’ve been waiting for you.”

A Book or Piece of Art I Love

I mentioned in my Ree-flection that I’ve started to read on my kindle app again.

One of the things I appreciate the most is the magnificent depth of imagination that went into creating the different tents. I say this from a standpoint of someone who has previously had ideas for magical-ish stalls in a funfair setting. Suffice to say, my creations of magic have been pretty one-dimensional compared to what’s in The Night Circus.

I’m now caught in that familiar position of simultaneously wanting to up my imagination game and feeling like there’s no point in trying to come close to this level of sublime!

Randomly Interesting Wandersome Shares

Thank you

Du fond du coeur, thanks for reading x

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