21 thoughts on “Why I Write

  1. Morning Steph, Namaste πŸ™‚

    I wrote this after reading howling at the Moon and eating the chocolate lol πŸ™‚

    ~ Red Wolf ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~

    Wolfsbane Werebear, Turnskin, Wolf

    Gerulphus Gerulphus Werewolf!


    Bright was the gleam of a silver Moonbeam as it scythed through leafless boughs

    And pooled a pool to turn this Fool and have his heckles aroused

    By a young fawn who came skipping by all bushy tailed and wide-eyed,

    She danced and twirled, she pranced and swirled, her stride was more a glide,

    Her fair fawning honey hide a fast flowing running hind dressed in youthful fashion:

    More scarlet than red her cape-hood bled with the colours of a deflowered bride

    Yet clear to me gazing hungrily was that she’d yet to have a rawhide ride.

    And so I spied upon her and followed her trail: her virgin scent her cherry tale,

    As she skipped and frolicked gambolled with glee along her pathway merrily

    Towards Grandma’s house in the blood-red thicket, with the periwinkle blue slatted picket

    Serpentines from the chimney fat candles on prickets, cosy warm glow, the song of crickets

    As dusk dusts the edge of day twilight approaches in the sombre deep grey,

    And I edge closer as she slips away out of my sight and into Grandma’s embrace

    I slide between shadows slim slivers of shade still lingering before night falls upon the red glade,

    To the window where I glimpse the hooded fawn pirouette a path to a closed locked door,

    Where she knocks and waits for a feeble reply and with no answer received begins to cry.

    I don’t know why she cries perhaps she is here to see if Grandma has died quietly in her sleep,

    For she never answered the telephone calls or the knocks at the door

    So Little Red Riding Hood was sent to explore and return again quickly to tell folk more,

    But there will be no answer at Grandma’s door, for I ate her hours ago long before dawn.

    And now a little peckish do I feel the need to devour this virgin of All Hallows Eve!


    Happy Halloween!!

    Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • lol πŸ˜€ Evening Steph, Namaste πŸ™‚

        How are you? Have you had a good day? πŸ™‚

        I totally agree, rapaciousness in the lead bad guy is essential as too a healthy appetite and a sweet tooth for tender flesh bwahahahaha! πŸ™‚ In all seriousness the Grimm Fairy Tales were just that, grim! Lots of blood and deep darkness, sometimes a body count as well…the stories tick all the boxes for you Steph lol πŸ™‚

        Thank you for kind thoughts on the poem….it needs a little fine tuning but as a first attempt to take a fresh perspective on a classic it’ll do as a starting point. I’m going to have a go at another traditional tale at some point…perhaps Alice would be cool…the characters are just mind-blowing! But i’ll stick to the Hatter and Co. They are a mad bunch of crazy cats and will be fun to write for. I’ll start with the Mad Hatter lol πŸ™‚

        Thank you, I had a good day…and enjoyed it all. I found two red feathers today…not sure quite what that means but unusual all the same…I am still processing.

        I must away until the break of day, but will leave an Elvis track because I am in that sort of a mood. Have a wonderful evening.

        God Bless. Namaste πŸ™‚


        Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • Hey Steph, Namaste πŸ™‚

        I’ll pack a suitcase and a toothbrush in case Tuesday leads to Stockholm syndrome πŸ˜‰

        Good to see you smile. Thank you for asking, Sunday is being considerate and life flowing like a stream of gold πŸ™‚ And you?

        Want some music Steph? πŸ™‚

        Namaste πŸ™‚


        Stockholm syndrome

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      • It did? πŸ˜€ Cool.

        No kidnapping today? How disappointing. I guess you really are saving yourself for Tuesday after-all then πŸ™‚

        I recall my years in retailing and enjoying many days spent with lots of happy customers. The characters one meets can be extraordinary, or are extraordinary! Celebrities as well of course, they shop as well. Not to drop names of course (lol) but I met Val Kilmer once when working in Oxford. He was filming Bat Man and had taken a ride out on the Saturday to Oxford. Accompanied by his megalithic-sized bodyguard, he came into the shop I managed and bought several items of which one was Bat Glove puppet. It was inevitable that my ‘have a good day’ also included the Top-Gun phrase, ‘Ice-man you can be my wing-man’. To which I received the reply, ‘My pleasure Maverick’. True story. I am officially Top-Gun πŸ™‚

        I’m packed already for Tuesday πŸ™‚

        Have a wonderful evening and a fantastic week. Oh, I meant to mention, can you find a really good recipe for banana apple sultana and mixed nut cake? I am determined to bake one for my Christmas Day this year, so any advice would be most welcome πŸ™‚ In salivating anticipation of a recepie, thank you.

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • Awesome. That must have been a really great day. 😁 yes we have a few celebs that shop with us. Nicholas Cage, Jonathon Ross, & plenty of soap actors.
        Now baking is really not my thing but I will consult with Mrs Beeton, the hairy bikers & two fat ladies as they live on my book shelves… gets a bit busy up there… I’ll get back to you.
        Sleep well

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      • lol πŸ™‚ standing room only on the bookshelves I would have thought Steph! Thank you for taking a look – it offers you a blog-post opportunity as well, so mutual gain πŸ™‚

        That is a good solid list of celebs you have begun there. I’d like to meet Nicholas Cage but imagine Jonathan Ross would be a hoot. My favourite celeb meeting thus far was Shirley Bassey who moved with the grace of an Arabian mare and was wonderfully polite and impeccably mannered. I worked at a hotel in Cheshire at the time with many well known faces visiting as we were conveniently well-placed for access into Manchester. The stories I could tell of the goings-on would make me a millionaire overnight but as a Wizard I am sworn to secrecy. You know how it is for us wizards Steph, they are in and out of your shop all the time. When one day I might visit, would you know who I am if only by the way I spoke with you?

        Enjoy your evening as well. Sweet dreams for when you fall for the Sandman’s caress,, Kidnapping Authoress of Word Press lol πŸ™‚


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      • Hey Steph, Namaste πŸ™‚

        Excellent! πŸ˜€ Thank you, this will be perfect as a starting point. I may even have a test run before December and experimenting a little with the fruit ingredients. I’ve not made a cake before so anything could happen (and probably will!) but I will learn and perfect the craft in time to serve my cake on my Christmas Day πŸ™‚

        Hoping you are all well and your week unfolding like a rose πŸ™‚

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • Hello,
        I am not one to give advice on cake making so I will just wish you luck and send a little fairy sparkles your way. Personally I just buy mine from someone who can bake 😁
        Let me know how it goes.

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      • I love those fairy-sparkles thank you…little drops of wafted wonder popping like happy bubbles πŸ™‚

        I thought about buying a cake, but this was my Christmas to me so I thought I’d put in a little more effort than rounding up Mrs Beeson or Mrs Peaks, or even Mr Kipling come to that πŸ™‚ I will prevail and of course I will return and share the flavours of my experience.

        I might even send a slice to your shop to go with your morning cuppa lol πŸ™‚

        Sweet dreams Kidnapping Queen…ready whenever you are πŸ˜‰

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • Aww, thank you πŸ™‚ That’s a fascinating take on the wizardry of cookery. I had not thought of it quite like that before. Thank you for having faith in my chef’s skills, I hope the finished product won’t lower the tone of the feasting table lol πŸ™‚

        I was commenting on a Blog-site written by an American lady and I was trying to explain/describe what a Scotch Egg was. During the discussion it suddenly occurred to me that one could preety much deconstruct an entire Christmas dinner and reconstruct it as a Scotch Egg type product either with or without egg in the middle – perhaps even substituting the egg with cranberry jelly or something. Once deep fried in breadcrumbs and served hot with a salad and chips, I think it would be a unique way of dishing up Christmas and very tasty. What say you Steph? Could you see that working? Prepared to have a go and see if it can be done? Or a challenge to your readers perhaps?? πŸ™‚

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • lol πŸ˜€ I think my recipie suggestion would work with a lot of different meals….for example a full cooked-English breakfast roughly blended and then remoulded together and eaten on the go, awesome. πŸ™‚ It’s just a case of thinking differently and moving away from tradition to capture something other πŸ™‚

        The American’s didn’t get the concept of the Scotch Egg, or at least didn’t show the level of enthusiasm for them that I have. There are on-line companies that make bespoke hand-made Scotch Eggs and post them to your door at about Β£5 a pop for two! I am told by a friend who has them delivered they are King amongst Scotch Eggs. There will be a day when I can afford to do this, and again I will let you know.

        You can keep the egg in the Christmas Scotch Egg if you want, it was only a suggestion. Perhaps even use the centre to mix pigs-in-blankets with chopped spiced egg mmmm! lol πŸ™‚

        Anyway, I’m off for a midnight howl at the Moon and a chocolate snack before light-out. As such I shall bid thee Nos da, and wish thee pleasant dreams. Sleep well Steph. Goodnight πŸ™‚

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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