Kicking a bad habit – how to stop snoozing?

Okay, I haven’t posted in a while, (because I post three times a week on Wattpad, if you were wondering) so here is a random share from me 🖤🖤 How do you unlearn a bad habit that you’ve kept for the last ten years? First, you admit that you have the bad habit. “Hey everyone,…

Death

So, it’s been a while. If you are missing my inconsistent storytelling, you’ll be wowed and shocked by my relentless three chapters a week that I now release on Wattpad 😛 If you aren’t sold, I enjoyed crafting this particular chapter so much that I thought I would share it here (also helps it works…

The art of conversation with almost-strangers

Generally speaking, storytellers do well at dinner parties. Like, sometimes I hear myself talking to someone I barely know, and I think, “Seriously Jo, you should shut up and tell normal stories.” But I love telling stories, and I love hearing them. And I have a guilty pleasure in matching the best stories from my…

Thoughts from the journey between homes

I shared this musing on my instagram over the last few days, and here it is collated 🖤🖤🖤🖤 Thoughts from the journey between homes | Parts 1 to 6 Seeing our sun chase the rim of the planet from the wing of an aircraft at the end of a long journey washes in a cloudy…

The problem with the human race

Those moments in life when you have the delight of your own existence on this planet brushing by the existence of another that wakens all sorts of stories within you. The problem with the human race. J R Manawa. I met a man with a mind as fit as a fiddle on the bus today….

And I drank my fill

Hey world, it’s Tuesday. Already! Sometimes I feel like the world inside me is sleeping, that my imagination has fallen into an enchanted slumber of Briar Rose proportions, while the me in this real, physical world is lost and oppressed, when life gets hard in one area, there’s always a knock on effect where creativity…

Daddy Long Legs and a pang of fear

Yay new chapter! (If you are just joining you may want to start here) Daddy Long Legs and a pang of fear. J R Manawa. Their first dance came to a close. Or possibly it was second, third or fourth. Nadine wasn’t so sure, but what she was sure of was the fact that she…

The Pauper Princess

So, can’t lie, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for, and at the same time, it annoys my because now I need to know what happens next… An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. The Pauper Princess … Somewhere in the depths of the grand chateau, an ancient cloak with a deep chime tolled…

Dear Nadine…

Here we go, a bit more of a tale for you! Nadine, alone, in Paris on Christmas, waiting for Caleb… An Undead Christmas Carol The things we do on Christmas Eve … “Dear Nadine, My brother and I have caught an earlier train, some minor family issues to sort. You will be met by a…

“Excuse me, Miss Morrison?”

It’s Christmas Eve!!! Eeeek. Does this mean Nadine will be on her way to Paris to attend a Vampire Coven Summit? An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. “Excuse me, Miss Morrison?” … Before Nadine knew it, it was Friday afternoon. She’d finished work for the year and was more than pleased that she had…

“The perfect guy?”

So, has Nadine met the perfect guy? I’ll let you decide…. An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. “The perfect guy?” … Nadine had lied about meeting a friend. The small, internal voice of fear had kicked in, combined with a desperate need to end the awkward conversation. Once she had rounded the corner and…

You can’t handle your lingering human emotions

Chapter 8, in which the plot thickens….. 😀 An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. You can’t handle your lingering human emotions … The Vampire watched her go. She didn’t turn back again. As he mulled over the thoughts in his head, he chewed his lip. He wasn’t quite sure at what point it had…