Happy New Year and welcome to Ree-Writes #14! I hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely start to the new year, with rejuvenated energies, good words and inspirations a-plenty.

I’m at the end of my holiday break, so am (rustily) gearing up to return to the day job. But regardless of my return to the wider world and all its myriad demands, this year, I’m hoping to get into more flow with my words and general creativity – in whatever forms they take. A simple, not-quite ree-solution that I have heart-hopes I can stick to.

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

Writing and Creativity Finds

Something I created

The Cat of Moonlight and Shadows

Backstory: My first story idea of the new year.

A Book or Piece of Art I Love

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story

I discovered it in its most recent incarnation – the book which incorporates stills from the animated movie. It was my special Christmas present request, and I’m so glad Santa heard me.

My copy is a beautiful hardcover which retells the animated movie version in glossy colour pages, and with words in Mackesy’s fountain pen text.

The story is about a lost boy who meets the Mole, the Fox and then the Horse, and together, they learn about the things that make life important and special. The images are exquisite and together with the words, they make the heart soar.

I think the animated movie premiered on Christmas eve, 2022. By the 27th or 28th Dec, when I finally got to browse the book, pirated copies of the movie were already on YouTube. I was tempted but because pirated copies go against the very spirit of the story, I didn’t click through. I will hope to see the official version one day – and will make sure I have tissues to hand.

Because heart-felt stories like this invariably come with tears for me (yes, happy tears, LittleOne, happy tears).

Random Interests and Inspirations for Stories

Thank you

Du fond du coeur, thanks for reading x

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