Welcome to Dragonscale Clippings

Inside the mind of a writer...

My motto for 2012: Quality, not quantity

I am currently exploring the sensation of Sound...

Monday, 11 June 2012

Thank you ...

Thank you for following me here Dragonscale Clippings. 

I have now created a new blog for Clippings which you can find at 


I would love you to follow me there...

Friday, 8 June 2012

another small stone appearing at ...

I am very happy to announce that one of my small stones will be appearing at ahandfulofstones today. Please pop over and have a look. Let me know what you think!

Sound - 18

the high-pitched whine dropping to a drone as an areoplane emerges from dense cloud above the house

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sound - 17

the intermittent incredibly annoying high-pitched cheep of the smoke detector as its battery runs down
sounds like a demented sparrow who can only cheep once every 30 seconds

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Wednesday Words - Gold Dust

Something a bit different for Wednesday Words. (I'm in the process of trying to move both my blogger accounts over to Wordpress and have limited time for creativity at the moment...)

Gold Dust Magazine have published a sonnet! Actually, I have to admit I've only ever written one sonnet in my entire life. They are very difficult to write and I have the greatest admiration for Shakespeare and people who write them because there is such a lot of skill involved.

Anyway, I wrote "A Sonnet To A Razor" a while ago for a competition, not realising that the judge was a man without a sense of humour. So the sonnet didn't even get a mention, let alone get placed...

I decided to try Gold Dust as they are a literary magazine and I would like to enter that genre. (I'm currently in the fantasy and science fiction genre, whilst dabbling in romance and thriller). So I was delighted that Gold Dust selected my sonnet to publish in issue 21.
The latest issue is out now and you can find more about it at Gold Dust

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sound - 16

moist munching as my partner eats my homemade fruit cake
silent laughter at the DIY website he's looking at
moist munching as more cake is consumed

Monday, 4 June 2012

Pure Haiku ...

Just to let you all know that I've moved my pure haiku site to


Please let me know what you think of the new look! And if you follow me there, it would be much appreciated.

Coming soon - new look and blogsite for Clippings as well...

Sound - 15

blinds rattling and billowing
making clattering noises that startle me from sleep
as the gale hits our shores

Friday, 1 June 2012

Sound - 14

wind shuddering through hedge and tree
sounds like the high sea in the woods on the hill above
incessant noise by invisible being

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Sound - 13

continuous whirr of the computer's fan as we go through our multitude of photos
it's a mid-tone, half unnoticed until I feel relief in the silence when he turns the pc off