As we draw nearer to Christmas, it seemed appropriate to throw in a yuletide-themed piece, this time something different - a poem!
I'm not a poet! This was just something I threw together at short notice when my writer's group were gathering for an end of year celebration.
Throw Up Thursday. Christmas 2014.
Waiting for Santa
by Daniel Murphy
As I prop my cold nose upon my chequered quilt
I quietly hope that the chimney is well built
Wearily, my dad arrives to say goodnight
I won't be drifting off right now. I'll put up a fight!
Here comes Santa landing in his sleigh
No, that's just a possum scrambling to hide away
That must be Santa ringing that bell
No, it's carol singers! Couldn't you tell?
Definitely, that's the reindeer, sliding through the snow
No, that's just the wind! Surely this you know!
Dad leaves the room, tired and upset
I'm not going to sleep tonight I'll even make a bet
I bet you I'll stay up all night keen for all my presents
Filling lunch, yummy food, soft drink effervescence
Sparkly presents all wrapped up
Maybe chocolates in a cup
A kitty cat or a little pup
An action figure that says Wassup?
Mum opens my door just to take a peep
Santa simply will not come unless you go to sleep!
On Saturday 26 November, crowds poured along Commercial Road in Port Augusta for Market Day. Autographed copies of Bernard Beagle Kicks Off flew off the table!
My latest article is my fifteenth on Writer's Edit. For a number of reasons, I haven't written anything for the magazine since May this year so I am super excited to see this one go live! Writing this has also forced me to check and rewrite my own bios.
And you should too ...
How to Write a Killer Author Bio
On Tuesday night, at Mount Barker Community Library, Matthew Reilly took questions about his new book, The Four Legendary Kingdoms.
I got to meet my favourite author for the second time! That's him in the middle. The other guy is my brother.
I appeared at Round 5 of Port Augusta's junior competition to launch Bernard Beagle Kicks Off. Even the wind couldn't ruin a hugely successful evening!
You know when the corner of your novel's pages get bent or torn - Blog Ears.