When Life Hands You Lemons

Sometimes life is unfair- I think we are all living that at the moment- and all you can do is make the best of it. Perhaps that’s why so many of us are baking so much at the moment…. In this, the fourth chapter of Wire: Messenger Mouse, Ario, our earnest banana-slug hero, has a […]

Be the Change

This week in the third installment of Wire: Messenger Mouse, Ario meets Wire’s family,  which includes some very curious mouselings, and Wire learns his new friend is not only brave, but wise. Ario is one wise slug. It is often the least among us who have the best perspective. If we want the world to […]

Refuge and Family

Today, as we celebrate an Easter transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I share with you Chapter 2 of Wire: The Messenger Mouse. Following the disastrous try-out of last week, Ario and Wire meet up and have a heart to heart. Still bruised, Wire offers his yellow friend the best balm he has available to him, […]

And Now a Happy Story One of my favourite writing exercises is writing to a prompt. A few years ago a prompt from author Sarah Selecky asked me to “write about a character named Wire”, and out popped a courageous little mouse named Wire. Over the next few weeks, I found out more about this […]