Welcome to my blog. I live in rural Norfolk, UK. I write flash fiction and short stories. Sometimes I’m irreverent, sometimes I write about stuff that hurts. Half finished novels languish in the airing cupboard or gather dust behind book shelves. I write first chapters, last chapters, and the bits in between. Maybe someday I’ll put some of them together…
Every so often I read out my stories on the radio. Occasionally some get shortlisted in competitions. I never win.
After years of belonging to writing groups, I have withdrawn to the comfort of my study where I can write what I want when I want to write it. But writers need feedback sometimes… so here I am.
They say fiction writing has many rules. I like to know what they are, then break them. The rest is alchemy.
And when it all gets too complicated … I curl up on the sofa and write haiku. 🙂
Copyright 2013. Rachael Charmley
Hello Rachel – you somehow found me and now I you. I like the evolving style of your writing very much – and your weaving. I can relate to the feelings you have about the written word and am looking forward to joining you.
Hi Hannah. Ha! Yes – I somehow ‘recognised’ you, if you understand… I found you inside Yahariz’s blog, Diary Of A Traveller, a place where dreams and inspiration happen and enable me to remember to escape from First World crap from time to time…Look forward to following you on your journey for a while.
Ha! Yes I escape there too – it’s always good to be reminded that there’s life outside ones own bubble. Good to “meet” you Rachael.
You’ve got a nice blog.
Thanks, John. Glad you like it 🙂
… but those haiku so
settled in the sofa so
distant from the world
… a crack in the lane
where the wild flowers push through
just a pretty weed…
staring through the glass
at the passing black roadside
a moth brushed my palm
These insightful thoughts presented here are a pleasure to read.
Thank you. Wishing you a warm and peaceful Holiday
Thanks, Eddie. I wrote them some years ago – life hasn’t changed so much since then. Wishing you a peaceful, loving time and a fruitful new year.
Come back to this now. It’s time.
Yes Liana it is. How did you know?
I honestly don’t know, but I knew.