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Put Your Mind To Bed

Goodnight you empty house,

you slick tiles and elastic air,

goodnight you electric, modernised hum,

goodnight you french gypsy jazz,

and European slang,

goodnight you undesired thoughts,

wanton dreams and stubborn procrastination,

goodnight you distant lover,

dripping floors and crawling beetles,

goodnight you silence and solicitation,

goodnight you lazy eye and awkward enunciation,

it’s time to put this mind to bed.

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My Creations are now on Facebook

Hello all you lovely bloggers!

I’ve finally made a Facebook page to post updates on my art, poems and excerpts from my stories. If you enjoy what you see and want to stay updated, please visit and “like” here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sylvie-Ashford-Art-Writing/269344549836157

If you have a page you’d like me to visit, feel free to share it in the comments and I’ll give you a like for a like … if you like 😉

Have fun, everyone! xx

Orange-pixie

Wood Faerie

Silk skirt,

naked waist,

and freedom

to be,

She is there

in all of us

urging,

‘be wild’.

Your Life Is

Your life is a reflection

of your thoughts

It is a smattering

of your suppositions,

And a tapestry of experience

and interwoven discourse

There is a time-span of laughter

and conversational intercourse

to represent

your challenges,

And to accent and augment

your deliberate choices,

And especially

the accidental, too.

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award – Scary and exciting times!

Hey all,

I normally reserve this site for my poetry only, but I just wanted to let the community here know that I entered my novel ‘Willow O’Wisp’ into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

I thought I would post the competition pitch for my novel here. If anybody has some time to spare, I would love a bit of feedback, because I still have time to edit it if you think it needs some work!

So… this is it:

Willow O’Wisp

Sixteen year-old Willow is dissatisfied with her life. Discussing hair ribbons and potential beaux with other teens in her village doesn’t interest her and her sole relative is a crotchety old crock.

So when a strange youth, an orphaned castle lackey, pops up in the river near her mediaeval home, Willow uses her charms to convince him to take her on an adventure back through his secret labyrinth to the castle.

This turns into a mission to find Willow’s missing parents. More youthful admirers join her quest: the oafish Smith boy who insists Willow and he are betrothed; an overly amorous palace guard named Cheeta; and Prince James whose ambition is to wrest the throne from his father.

Together Willow and her odd entourage travel through a woods inhabited by barbarians, spriggans and bogles, to enlist the aid of a slightly manic wizard called Sauvage Wilde.

As the impetuous young maiden and her travelling companions embark on the search for the missing parents, each have their own personal quests. They are forced to confront issues of tolerance, ambition, love, jealousy, death and war. Some get what they dream for and others do not as they grapple with their desires and each other.

Willow herself discovers that not only must she dodge an evil shaman, trolls and an insane king, but she must adjust to hitherto unknown, eccentric relatives and the peculiarities of castle life. And eventually in this light-hearted tale of magic and misadventure, she must learn the importance of following her heart.

This is a wonderful spoof on the world of fantasy, full of comicality and surprising twists. Quirky humour is cleverly interwoven with underlying deep themes that young adults will strongly relate to, making it a fresh face in a market normally inundated with high school romances.

Please be honest and constructively critical! Does the pitch make you want to read the book, or do you lose interest halfway through?

Peace xx

Discoteque

Psychedelic

Disco disco

disco,

Trip the light fantastic

Supple body elastic,

yeah-

Lithe, writhe,

Sweating, mincing

Silence,

Stop.

And, breathe.

That Girl

That girl knows how to

Invest in a long

Term heartache.

She’s got insides of

Diamond to

Stick it out for

The long haul.

That girl knows how to

Commit,

Even if her friends

Say she’s crazy.

She’s got a body

Like ice

And a mind that

Won’t quit.

And even though

He’s cheating her now,

And even though

He’s beating her now,

Her high class

Upbringing taught her

To never say no.

And if times are tough,

And if his hands get too rough,

She’ll put her face on

To show the world

She’s fine, it’s not abuse.

beautiful, black and white, eye, face, girl

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