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The Specular – Eerie Series #12

I’ve been quiet for a long time, which isn’t unlike me in regards to posting on this site (in fact it’s the trend). Writing has taken a backseat to study as I begin the long road toward a Bachelor of Education (Primary). But it’s rare that I have something I want to announce but have…

Carl Sagan on Writing…

Snapshot

Every movement I make Every motion Can be frozen To present a frame A snapshot Of me at my purest. And the notion of travel is wrong For I never move But the world slides me by So I am stationary And the scenery shifts To present me with happenings Of blocks the world over….

Watermarks

Watermarks upon the sky Drift as if to summarise The rolling scroll of time, but I Am partial to detail defined.

Max and his Glowing Fridge

It wasn’t with flair that Max revealed his new fridge to his best friend, Andrew. It wasn’t with grace or humility, either. It was more akin to the way you might say to a friend, ‘Hey, look at this,’ as you lazily point to the strange bug that just landed on your arm, its shell…

The Specular – Eerie Series #12

I’ve been quiet for a long time, which isn’t unlike me in regards to posting on this site (in fact it’s the trend). Writing has taken a backseat to study as I begin the long road toward a Bachelor of Education (Primary). But it’s rare that I have something I want to announce but have to wait until I get the green light from the powers that be.

I’m happy to say that time has come.

In 2011 I was asked by Penguin Publishing to draft a story for an upcoming series they had planned, the Eerie Series, by S Carey, a series of 13 scary tales for the brave aged 9 to 12 (and the older and younger audience with strong mental constitutions).

After much writing, drafting, redrafting and editing, my submission, The Specular, has been accepted for inclusion in the series and will make number 12 of 13, scheduled for publication November 2013.

Here’s the promo video released by Penguin on their PenguinKidsTV YouTube channel:

I hope to write a bit more about this when I have the time, and something new to report (a sample, mayhap) so stay tuned…

In the meantime, the Eerie Series is rolling out, with a scary selection of stories now available and a new title each month: click here for available Eerie Series titles!

Happy reading!

Rory J Cole

Carl Sagan on Writing…

Snapshot

Every movement I make Every motion Can be frozen To present a frame A snapshot Of me at my purest. And the notion of travel is wrong For I never move But the world slides me by So I am stationary And the scenery shifts To present me with happenings Of blocks the world over.Continue Reading

Watermarks

Watermarks upon the sky Drift as if to summarise The rolling scroll of time, but I Am partial to detail defined.

Max and his Glowing Fridge

It wasn’t with flair that Max revealed his new fridge to his best friend, Andrew. It wasn’t with grace or humility, either. It was more akin to the way you might say to a friend, ‘Hey, look at this,’ as you lazily point to the strange bug that just landed on your arm, its shellContinue Reading