Officially fixed


I was worried about my doctor’s appointment today. I had been working on getting my hand into a fist again for the past four weeks with many good and bad days. Sometimes it required little effort to bend my fingers, other days it refused. I sat in the waiting room, discretely massaging the scar when no-one was looking just to be prepared for what I know he would ask.  He called my name. I was ready. He asked me to sit. I felt less ready. He looked the scar over, pressed here and there to check for pain and then the moment came: “Make a fist for me, please.” His eyebrow was raised and he smiled. He knew I knew it was coming.

I was dreading the moment, because last night my fingers refused to go down!

I took a breath and, THANK YOU GOD, it curled up into a neat little fist. Then he smiled and asked me to extend my fingers. They uncurled easily and stood straight, then went back down again into a fist. No problem. I think I looked more surprised than I meant to. He’s going to take the pins out in September and promised that it won’t be as bad as the first operation.

I just wanted to say that I am officially allowed to go on as if this never happened to me. I will begin posting as quickly as my hand will allow. It’s still slow at the moment, but I am patient. I have missed writing and posting to my blog greatly, and I am very excited to continue!

The running girl part 2

Velvet Verbosity 100 word challenge – Shelf 100 Words Writing Prompt #419


The running girl Behind the shelves, Jess found a place where she could squeeze her body into. Her breathing was laboured. She tried to control it. It had started to rain outside. A cold wind came in through the window behind her. It swept through her, curling and winding and slithering around her exposed skin until she shivered. The man came in. She knew it was him. Jess, as silently as she could, tried to move deeper between the crevices of the shelves and wall. Lightning struck, and made her jump. The shelf shook. Its precious cargo tumbled to the floor, alerting him.


Part 1 of the running girl – The Running girl

The Real Neat Blog Award

I’ve been nominated by Laura Clark.  Thank you so much, and sorry for the late reply!

The rules:

1) Put the award logo on your blog.

2) Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3) Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4) Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5) Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

The questions:

1) You have $1 million and 24 hours to spend it. What do you buy?

I buy a house for my parents and a car for me. With the rest I’ll help as many people as I can.

2) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

I do have a love affair with France. If excluding every thing that’s wrong with every country and government, I’d either live in France, Greece or just stay in South Africa.

3) Do you prefer to blog on your phone, tablet or computer and why?

I use my phone to check on any emails of my blog, but only really blog on WordPress on my computer. The tumblr app on my ipad is pretty neat, and easy to use.

4) Tell me about your proudest moment.

Not freaking out during my driving test. Yes, everyone gets nervous when getting their liscense, but I not only had the grace of God on my side that day, I think I handled it all pretty well.

5) What job did you want to have when you were a child?

I wanted to be a vet. Then I realized that you couldn’t save every animal, so I then moved on to wanting to study history until school killed that dream. Now I write, because I would never ever wnt to do anything else.

6) Do you find blogging relaxing?

Relaxing is the last word I’d use for it. I do find it exciting, though.

7) Has the original purpose of your blog changed? If so, how?

No, still just about writing. Ask me again in a few months?

I nominate:

Kate Loveton

The noisy songbird



My questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. What is the best book you’ve read recently?

3. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

4. What is a talent you wish you had?

5. Do you have a funny pet story?

6. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

7. You suddenly realized that you can control time, how would you use your new power?

Wednesday Prompt

I’ve been sturggling to write today. I want to go on, but at the same time give up and go watch TV. I need to finish my work. I also need to watch iZombie.

So, I prompt you with:

I can’t go on. I’ll go on.

Samuel Beckett

Write 250 words on this quote and please link your reaction to the prompt in the comments.

Time to go on!

Monday prompt

Prompt: Silence

I chose silence today, because I live right next to a primary school. Usually at this time in the morning you can hear the children play and make a noise. Today they seem to be absent. I’m enjoying it.

I think I’m going to stick with 250 words. It’s just long enough to spark some creativity, but short enough to challenge you.

Leave a link in the comments or tag me if you decide to do this!

Happy writing!

The running girl

Jess scurried up the steps.

She was breathless and tired, but she couldn’t stop. He was right behind her, closing in on his kill. There was no one to help her. If she stopped to rest her tired legs, if she stopped to check her bleeding knee then she would seal her fate. He was too fast.

He was a shadow at first. Not anymore.

With a few more steps she reached the doors of her sanctuary. She pulled them open. She stepped into the welcoming embrace of the library. Her library.

There was no danger there. She was safe.