Monday, July 16, 2012


A couple of years ago I entered a competition in Writers' Magazine to write a monologue. I didn't get anywhere but I had fun doing it. The longest sentence I had ever read was in Takahe, by one Harry Johnston. His sentence of 800 words was an auctioneer's spiel.

My monologue was also an auctioneer's spiel and it told a story as the auctioneer rattled on through 1700 words. Nobody wanted it. I thought it was rather funny.

So I have posted to my other blog, and I hope somebody reads it and enjoys, or hates it, enough to post a comment. It is a bit deflating when I know there have been more than 10,000 page clicks on Peripatetic Pensioner and only 79 have posted a comment.

As for the next e book. I have made a start, SHE is a colonel in the U,S. Army (retired) HE is eight years younger than she is, also retired from the army, runs a helicopter hunting and deer recovery business in (where else?) High Country Otago. I would like to make him an ex sergeant, I have great respect for them, but if he has been a helicopter pilot he would probably carry a commission.
Comments and suggestions welcome. The suggestion of a helicopter pilot comes from my son Ivor.


  1. Hi Dawn,
    This is the first time I've posted a comment on your blog. Or anyone's for that matter! But feel it is rude to read and enjoy and not tell you that. My question. I didn't know you had another blog. What is it please and I shall check out your story though I think you read it once at Writing Group. Cheers Jane.

  2. Yes I did Jane. My other blog is 'Waiata's Witterings. I tried to create a link through from this blog but it did not work. So if you go into Google and type Waiata's that should get you in.