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C. Attleya


The author C. Attleya lives in the garden of England where she writes her science fiction and fantasy novels. Her love for this beautiful county shines through in her A new beginning novels.
C. Attleya is notoriously unsociable, however if you would like to contact her, then she invites you to do so at cattleya@haszit.com.

Rumours that C. Attleya has moved to Newfoundland to write and find inspiration for the parallel A flying Start novels, cannot be confirmed or denied at this moment.

Desk

Quercus

by C. Attleya

I was startled, but the intruder was harmless, only an acorn.
I held it like a baby and imagined its little heart beating rapidly, distressed by its adventure.
I nurtured it through the shortening days of autumn, and it grew taller.
Sounds invaded my home, as Carnelian started to babble.
Tears of joy filled my eyes when she uttered her first words: “You’ll be safe.”
She begged me to keep her secret, until she was ready to find her friends.
Days grew longer, and Carnelian grew stronger.
Carnelian kept her promise.
Today, human domination ceased, and the Quercusian age begins.”

Originally published as a 100-word Drabble,
on BookHippo.uk on 04/12/2018
Acorn
Cabin in the snow

Virtual Writing Group Writing Prompt

The Advent Calendar.


I know this place. I was born here.
My brother and I had a brilliant childhood.
Dad was so strong, and mum was lovely.
And there was so much food!
“Hey, mum. How are you?”
“What are you doing here? You’re grown up now.
Find a home of your own. And don’t touch that mouse.

by C. Attleya
Originally published on Twitter on 3 December 2018


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Ice

Virtual Writing Group Writing Prompt

The Advent Calendar.


She imagined the perfection of Torvill and Dean, effortlessly swirling over the ice.
The rhythm of the Boléro filled her head, as she confidently rose to her feet.
Ouch!
Not as elegant as Torvill, just yet, but she had the grand finale nailed.

by C. Attleya
Originally published on Twitter on 2 December 2018


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Stone circle in Anundshög, Sweden. By Daniel Aubrey.

Virtual Writing Group Writing Prompt

I love this weekly challenge on Twitter.


One stone, one hundred years.
Five thousand years, we will rest, and then the ancient beast will break the seal.
On the first day of spring, of the two thousand and twentieth year.

by C. Attleya
Originally published on Twitter on 30 November 2018



Image by Daniel Aubrey, @SpacemanDan13

Anundshög is a burial mound near Västerås, in Västmanland, Sweden.
It is dated between the Bronze Age and the late Iron Age.


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Messy front garden. courtesy of the Virtual Writing Group. Image by Mike, @MikeEllison7

Virtual Writing Group Writing Prompt


Delightful!
The hydrangea hid her favourite reading spot, and the ivy formed a perfect backdrop to the wildlife haven. The hedgehog’s den, the frog’s little puddle-pond, the intricate spiders’ webs.
How could anyone fail to recognise the beauty of her tiny patch of nature?

by C. Attleya
Originally published on Twitter on 6 November 2018


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Runner- up, CBCreative monthly challenge

I was runner up in the CBCreative monthly #WriteCBC challenge: Hiding.
Pretty chuffed with my self. Here's my entry:


This is what she hated most, breaks.
Tea breaks, lunch breaks, unfamiliar faces, groups of chatting strangers, noise everywhere.
She wondered how they did it, while she tried to hide in plain sight.
Was it too soon to go to the loo, again?
She wished she was invisible.

by C. Attleya
Originally published on Twitter on 1 November 2018
 CBCreative runner-up message.
Lateral Thinking Bicycle and car

Lateral Thinking

C. Attleya

Lizzy watched her brother ride a bicycle.
“Mummy, I want to ride a bicycle.”
“As soon as your legs are long enough to reach the pedals, my darling.”

Lizzy watched her daddy drive a car.
“Mummy, I want to drive a car.”
“As soon as your legs are long enough to reach the pedals, my darling.”

Lizzy watched her mummy fly a plane.
“Daddy, I want to go and fly a plane.”
“As soon as your legs are long enough to reach the pedals, my darling.”

She watched the plane take off.
“Where are Lizzy and those stilts, my darling?”

Originally published as a 100-word Drabble,
on BookHippo.uk on 28/09/2018
Lateral Thinking Plane and stilts
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