For Lack of a Human Touch the World is Lost

In the medical field lack of human touch could save lives and yet cause some patients to lose hope or feel alone. Terminal patients need humans care and yet it’s not an easy job to care for someone as they die. Infants have failure to thrive listed as a reason for death. How much of that is just lack of human touch, a feeling of being cared for, wanted?… Read the rest

Speculative Fiction merging Non-fiction, History and Horror

Create a story, with some element of horror. An even that would give you nightmares, if it happened to you.

Don’t start with a family photograph. I think that would be a bit creepy, for you and your family. Find an old photograph, black and white works well for the dramatic effect. Also, anyone in the photograph is likely no longer living, if it really is an old photo.… Read the rest

Toilet Roll Doll: Restore and Repurpose Dolls

Did Your Grandmother Have Dolls in her Bathroom?

I remember these from my Grandmother’s house, in the bathroom. She knitted her own from patterns that have disappeared along with most of her stuff after her death years ago. I don’t know how to knit (I learned to crochet on my own) but it would have been nice to have some of her old knitting patterns.… Read the rest

Just Empty Space

I think of space when I think of that day. Kind of odd I guess. But space as an element, a thing you can almost reach out and touch, something that you could hear if you listen during a quiet time.

An empty space is mysterious and unknown. That’s likely why we fear it. Around the corner, at the other side of a dark room, the backseat of the car when you know no one is sitting there.… Read the rest

Backseat Hitchhiker

On a drive down a country road you pick up a hitchhiker. Not one you can see, it’s something you just sense, a ghost in the backseat of your car. It’s a woman, you just get that feeling. Peeking in the rear view mirror you see nothing but the hair on the back of your neck is standing to attention.… Read the rest

A Collection of Quotes

There’s this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals. There’s still a negative attitude in our society towards women who use a strength that’s inherent – their femininity – in any way that might be considered seductive. – Demi Moore

I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.… Read the rest