Category Archives: Word-Crafting With Cindy

Jazz up pasta sauce

It’s an odd time – we may both pressed for time, or in lockdown and have plenty of time but no motivation. We want to eat healthy but crave more comfort food. You might be the one who decides what’s … Continue reading

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A New Year

Every year people make new resolutions, to achieve more and more. Earn more, do more. Or do less – lose weight, declutter. Be better – meditate, be mindful, grow your own kale. To be something else than what has been … Continue reading

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Short Story – After the Funeral

Wendy sat watching the sun rise through the veranda trellis. The wisteria was creeping back now, by spring its purple flowers would run riot across the back of the house. She sipped her tea and rubbed her foot on the … Continue reading

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Romantic Cookbooks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And so, dear readers, I present one of the most garish cookbooks of my vast collection – Barbara Cartland’s “The Romance of Food”. … Continue reading

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What did our ancestors look like?

Have you ever wondered what people looked like in the past? Reconstructing the face of a person from skeletal remains is used in police procedures, developing from laborious handmade clay models into computer generated 3D images. Both techniques rely on … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Alternate history is a story created by using a specific pivot point in history – twisting or changing it to product an alternative reality. One method of doing so is time travel – either going back into our past, or … Continue reading

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Pumpkin fruitcake

Outside of the USA, the pumpkin appears to be a fairly mundane, if useful vegetable. It grows well and prolifically, stores for months, is available all year round and can be used in recipes ranging from sweet to savory. It … Continue reading

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Afterwards

I had lunch in a cafe today. Not something worth noting six months ago, but it was only as I stirred my coffee in real gratitude that I realised how much I appreciated this simple freedom. While the world still … Continue reading

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Organizing tips

Organizing all the things can be hard and it’s pretty easy to drop the ball if you have too many must-do’s on your list. For authors, life can be a mess of deadlines, ideas scribbled on bits of coffee stained … Continue reading

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Brave New Worlds

Now, more than ever, the world needs stories. Your stories – our stories. A book is another world, an escape – and sometimes an inspiration. I think everyone has read at least one book where the story resonated so strongly … Continue reading

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