Is it possible to write 50,000 words in a month?

This is how the idea came up, with an email from Sara Reichert, who said: “I realized, after writing you, that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a US based, event but they do promote globally. The premis  is getting people to set a goal of 50,000 words (a first draft) in the month of…

4 questions to Mike Steeden

We started posting 4 questions to our writers, today Mike Steeden, but … it has led to “non-classic” answers … Blog Mike Link -j re crivello -editor. -J re crivello: What is the story of your greatest longing? -Mike Steeden: An interesting question, Sir. In many respects I long for the impossible…don’t we all? An…

A Child Prodigy: Nathalia Crane by Natalia Zambrotta

Nathalia Crane was born on 11 August 1913, in Brooklyn, New York. She was a poet and novelist who became famous as a child prodigy after the publication of her first book of poetry “The Janitor’s Boy and Other Poems” when she was only 10 years old. The collection was based on romance and influenced…

The Life Lessons That OCD Taught Me

by Siddharth Chaudhary The beginning of the OCD journey is terrifying. Many people have suffered from the disorder for so long that their perception of reality has become blurred. It gets so hard to imagine life on the other side of recovery, and even harder to imagine how to reach there. I started my ERP a couple of…

Kind Sentiment

By Aedus Rhyte “Lately I’m feeling a lot of paranoia. I find it hard to trust someone Just by talking to them. It’s like, I know I’m being crazy. People don’t just randomly Turn against someone. I have no reason to be part of a conspiracy. I’m just being crazy.” “No, hon, It’s not you…

All That’s Left

by Chantal Brown Link blog Sometimes it’s all too quick The way life whirls in a blur A kaleidoscope spinning out of control Carried on a cheetah’s back In bursts of chaotic speed Only winding down For a gasp of calm Rattled by frenetic gales Shoving the world back into a frenzy; Earthquakes Riots Carnage…

Lord Alfred Douglas

by Robin Saikia blog link I read with interest Luisa Zambrotta’s interesting post on Lionel Johnson. Johnson was Bosie’s cousin and a contemporary of his at Winchester College. He introduced him to Oscar Wilde, with fatal and well-recorded consequences. When I was at Winchester in the Seventies, there was precious little evidence of Johnson or…

The Miracle of Water

The Miracle of Water by Masaru Emoto Review by Manuela Timofte This book is a message from the water given to us by Dr Masaru Emoto whose name does not accidentally mean “the source of the river”. Water has its memory and has an impact on our lives and our world. – Dr Masaru Emoto Title…

Tomorrow the World

Tomorrow the World by Josephine Cox Review by Manuela Timofte Tomorrow the World: A compulsive and intense saga of love and secrets by Josephine Cox Title: Tomorrow the World Author: Josephine Cox Initially published : June 1998 Genre: Romance, Historical fiction I came across this book and I just started reading it, for I always…

Autumn Raspberries by Sun Hesper Jansen

Link to Sun’s blog When did this become your calling card?Your beacon, your in-joke, your perfumewhose notes of decay were so much strongerwhen we were seventeen, or younger,so young to be so willing, sugar in our handsfor the horses of the Underworld. When did you become this other fruit?Red and ripe amidst the leaves still falling,against the soft grass still…

10 Misconceptions about Romania

We all have some common misconceptions about other countries or cultures. Inevitably, in this day and age, all it takes is a newspaper article or a viral video to spread around all over social media to create a false image about something. This post wants to show you the 10 most common misconceptions about Romania….

August break by Gobblers’ editors

Picture by Ovidio Aldegunde Dear reader, Time off to turn it on again. This is, in short, what’s all about. It has been a hectic while here in Gobblers putting the pieces together, and thus a break is really appreciated, even when this is far from normal given the COVID-19 circumstances. Little did we expect…

#Lockdown effect – Days that shine by Jorge Aldegunde

*** Not that my sleeping habits have changed a great deal, truth be told: I still wake up in the dead of night too often –my rest being undermined by opening mental threads or –worse still– by those I failed to put and end to. At 6.30h a war-like horn blows. I grab a chance…

#Lockdowneffect

Iridescent – by Quinny Martínez Picture taken from Pinterest *** My view of colors through this old lens have changed; poems shared three weeks ago seem to be written on another plane of the universe, they become more intense, shortening the distance between imaginary, and the beating of a reality that resists. Discretion wears an…