Author Archives: The Inimitable M

About The Inimitable M

But you see, it's *not* all about me. It's about books, films, life, the cat, my kids, my partner, my business. Oh, and Steampunk. Really

No one was harmed…

Just as I thought, when I moved the sofa, Gizzie’s secret stash appeared. I threw away the popsicle sticks, bottle caps, mucky old M&Ms, dead ink pens and old hair pins, cleaned up the earrings I lost, washed the change he had piled in one spot and washed his toys and put half of them away. It’s amazing. Just like any child, when some of their toys go missing, it’s like having new ones again when they suddenly appear. Continue reading

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Well, that was then.  This is now! I was determined to slot writing time into my schedule for the rest of my life, no matter how hectic it became, and believe me, it’s been hectic.  The hecknicity* was incredibly intense … Continue reading

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Questionable Dedication

It seems this summer – to me, anyway – that I am not dedicated enough to writing to make this work.  Perhaps it is because of all that is going on.  Perhaps it is because I looked at the schedule … Continue reading


They say it’s your birthday

It will be official at 5.20 in the morning.  The celebration will be over by 5.23 a.m. when I go back to bed after a trip to the loo, a drink of water and a couple of pain meds.  I will acknowledge it … Continue reading

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One of those weeks.

It’s Wednesday.  Do you know where your good health is?  I can’t find mine.  Maybe it’s hanging out with yours. My ability to sit upright to do any typing at all is about half an hour, then I’m down again.  … Continue reading

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The End of Another Week

In the meantime, here is a taste of one of the stories from Edna Ferber’s Buttered Side Down. I chose it because I think so many of us who are writers can relate to these few paragraphs. There is more to the story, of course, and you can pick it up from Project Gutenberg if you want to read the rest. Continue reading

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Roast Beef, Medium

What I have been doing is squealing with delight as I discover new, less-popular works of some of the noted authors of the early, early 20th Century. As God is my witness, I’ve not bought a book, but I have raided Project Gutenberg and the public domain on nearly a daily basis. Continue reading

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