Home » Advent Calendar » Advent Calendar – Day 19

Advent Calendar – Day 19

In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort.  Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.

Day 19 – Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah Potter.  This woman is responsible for a couple of things!  Thanks to the British circle I found myself in, I met Sarah.  Next thing you know, she’s convincing me to try my hand at Friday Fictioneers.  What?  I don’t do fiction!  She convinced me otherwise.  Then, once that was well established, she got me trying my hand at Haiku.  Really?  OK.  I don’t do them that often but I definitely decided to try it (once I understood the mechanics of it).  I found myself counting out syllables on my fingers as I walked Zeke.  Shaking my head…  And then she featured me as guest storyteller?  I thought she had surely lost her mind.  Her other guests were real writers… published and everything…

This lady has a wicked sense of humour, is on a mission to rid her garden of all things slug, loves her dog and family (no special order here 😉 ) and writes great sci-fi fiction that may have the Young Adult rating but frankly, I loved both her books and am long past being a YA!  And am waiting impatiently for her next one…

I much enjoy our three-ways with Rochelle (I’m talking Skype sessions, of course!)  One would not believe we are thousands of miles apart as we chat about everything and nothing.


67 thoughts on “Advent Calendar – Day 19

  1. Dear Dale,

    This post has me grinning til it hurts. Skype is amazing. I love our three-way chats. It’s fun to find out how much we have in common even though we’re miles and miles apart. Of course Sarah has my undying gratitude for convincing you to join Friday Fictioneers. 😀 ❤ It seems you've always been a part of it…and both of you have always been part of my life.
    I, too, enjoyed Sarah's quirky novels and am waiting the next.

    Shalom and hugs (to you and Sarah)


    Liked by 2 people

  2. Although the woman behind the window in your latest advent offering is much more, I found myself focused on the haiku. I totally envy haiku writers. It’s not something I can do and I mean it. I can’t. I can make pastry that behaves itself and I can write hundred word fiction and I can play maybe twenty guitar chords but haiku, no. I particularly liked the reference to the dog’s eyes. A deeply imaginative concept captured in two or three words. Admirable!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Her haiku is definitely fantastic. Latest one was so funny, too. She encouraged me to try and it took a good while before I even got how it worked, never mind counting the syllables. Sometimes they come easily-ish, others, fuggedaboutit.
      And we all have our talents, Jilly! (Wish I could play the guitar 😉 )
      Wonderful that you enjoyed Sarah, offereings!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • i think that haiku has a great deal in common with gardening. It requires contemplation and a decent set of pruning tools. Sometimes I take hours to write a haiku and sometimes it happens in a few minutes. Jilly, I bet you can write a haiku — perhaps one about a pie you’ve made 😉 If you have the self-discipline to write 100-word stories, then you are halfway there. And if you’re brain is wired up to make successful pastry, you most certainly can write haiku, as I can make pastry,too, as well as make music! I challenge you…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I didn’t realize haikus could be that funny! And I feel a little better that I’m not the only one who’s been plagued by gremlins lately. 😉 I didn’t even get to the science fiction writing part (which was my original hook) and I’m already on board!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Oooo, I’m so excited and honoured to find this post 🙂 Thank you, so much, Dale, and sorry I’m only just commenting. But you know me well, with my occasional disappearances from WP when I’m in recluse-mode — all part of my quirkiness. As you also know, I’m very proud of you taking up all my writing challenges, and I really must think of another one, soon 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Darling Sarah,

      It matters not when you found the post, as long as you did 😉 And you are allowed to disappear from time to time – as long as you return!
      I know you are and I’m pleased I was such a “follower”!

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.