This is how my story goes

This is how my story goes
When seventeen was accompanied
By sun and stars artistic
Filled with the beauty of being alive
Amongst the summer hum
Of a lazy afternoon dream
When stealthy footstep approached
Frowning darkly with jealousy
To steal my hand from another’s



A ship that didn’t happen
Was meant to take us home
Whispered intentions to wait for him
In a tree where I sat with a book
With easy grace on the willow branch
When he disclosed a ring of diamonds
I drew my hand away like a fool
Sliding to the ground in shame
And running to lock myself in my room
Where I burned with shame
For my unrepentant heart
Refuses to marry anybody
Barren of passionate emotion.




The temptress of men
Of spiritual and emotional power
Where friendship turns to love
Until both are lost

Book review – Torn by Amanda Hocking

Torn (Trylle, #2)Torn by Amanda Hocking

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I used to hate it when characters swore undying love for another, only to discover in a later book that their feelings for the first guy weren’t so strong after all when they meet someone else. But reading Torn made me realise that this is just the way love works in real life, particularly when you are only 18. You meet someone, they make your heart flutter and then after a while the excitement dies down until you meet someone else. Amanda Hocking does an amazing job of telling this story. There is no great climax to the story. It just quietly builds builds builds, but somehow she kept me reading. I had to keep reading because after a very short while I had become so invested in Wendy, the flawed and real to life heroine of this story. It’s the characters that drive this story along rather than the plot. Okay, so there is an evil king. There is a princess, a queen, they have powers, there is a handsome guy that sweeps Wendy off her feet (actually, several of them), a palace, beautiful dresses… But it is the connections between the characters that has kept me enthralled. The hint of menace as Wendy tries to decide what to do with her life is overshadowed by her relationships. I can’t wait to start reading Ascend.

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We had all kinds of things


We had all kinds of things
But the narrative didn’t go that way
It was meant to
It was meant to be full
Of dances of colour
Of midnight strolls
Of smiles and sighs
And dresses hiked to our waists
For love is precious
But the apple still tasted bitter,
The thorns were still sharp
And now it’s too dark
To read fairytales anymore

Looking for someone special

Someone special might find me irresistable –
I don’t need much, just a little loving
Soft and sensual with a sweet smile
Hiding a ferociously determined heart
But don’t let that scare you off

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