Sorry guys… here’s part two.

Now, know there’s been quite a gap between posts. I understand that it’s not the best start to a blog. But at the end of the day I have been ill and I am in the middle of my exams. The experienced bloggers and writers amongst you are probably shaking your heads at the screen about now, but the damage is done. I’m making a point to post this today so that I can carry on with other topics, so please treat it more like a draft than usual. For those of you new to this blog, you can read the beginning of Felix’s escapade here.

And so, finally, let’s get on with the story…


Fearless. (via Searching for Sunshine)

Now I feel like a proper blogger – I’ve started to venture out into that huge, undulating expanse of interweb goodness, the blogosphere!

And my first look around came with it’s own strange coincidence. Definitely a quintconsequential.

I decided to post Quintconsequential in the Showcase part of the forums, to get some feedback on my blog’s structure and similar. Later I felt it was only fair that I have a look around myself, if I was expecting feedback. So I did. And the first one I clicked on happened to have been created on the same day as mine! With a similar main theme – the title ‘Searching for Sunshine’ sums it up more succinctly than I have.

That is what I call a good end to the evening. Goodnight folks!

*P.S. to add to that coincidence, another blogger who had also started their blog on the 17th was the next person I stumbled across… and he also happened to comment immediately after me on Approachingthehorizon’s blog… AND his blog is based on creative writing… at least, I think it’s fiction, I haven’t finished reading it yet. Curiouser and curiouser.

Welcome to my blog!  I’m taking you with me as I search for how to exist ED free, finding the things that make me happy and allowing myself to smile just because the sun is shining. My world was torn from beneath my feet just a few months ago.  Taken out of school mid-semester, my very first college semester, to receive treatment for the anorexia that’s kept me trapped for so long now, I lost my sense of who I really am.  I was always the “smart” … Read More

via Searching for Sunshine

Red robots and shiny blog things.

I’ve been decorating. If you’ve looked along the top, you may have noticed a new link. ‘What say you?‘ is my shiny new feedback form, for your blogging pleasure.

Last time I finally started to write fiction for this blog. I intend for this to be a practice space of sorts, where my imagination can take joy in writing short bits and pieces without taking things too seriously. Feeling Lucky, for instance, is something I made up on the spot. Apart from a quick once-over to check for glaring errors, that is more or less my raw work. Expect more on that story soon! It won’t be too long, but I plan on finishing it before posting any more new material.

And in other news… A quintconsequential I felt I just had to share…


Feeling Lucky? Part I

“So tell me, Felix, you think today’s your lucky day?”

I sat there uncomfortably. I admit, the awkward silence did contribute, but mainly it was the way they’d tied my elbows behind the too-small chair. The little man with the revolver stood behind me and continued to talk.


Banishing the darkness in the day.

Now, just to be a bit clearer, this blog won’t be all rainbows and butterflies. Life doesn’t work that way. But what it will stress is that quintconsequentials can make all the difference. Like a sunburst on a cloudy day, they have an inexplicable beauty which evades any efforts to capture it with words, but is experienced by people every day. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to capture these polished grains of reality as the heartbeat of this blog.

And of course, I won’t just be writing about reality, either. There will be most likely be a piece of flash fiction posted within the next week, and possibly even something about my current projects. Those of you who know my writing will have heard of the Alabaster & Nash Chartered Detective Agency, I’m sure.

Like most University students, I live in a bit of a bubble where current affairs are concerned, but if a news story piques my interest then it may well earn a place on this blog. Similarly, now and then I may post about whatever my magpie mind is attracted to. A decorative way of feathering my new electronic nest, or so I hope.

I’d also like to say thank you to those of you who have read my first entry and given me feedback; in particular, those of you who were talking to me as The Spark descended… You know who you are.


Quintconsequential. A funny word that popped into my head at about half three in the morning. I’ve featured a definition at the top of my page ‘The Spark’, but basically it describes those moments of grace you feel arising from something seemingly insignificant. Like watching the steam rise from a fresh cup of tea. Waking to the sound of birdsong. A slight glance and a warm smile from a complete stranger.

I could go on.

These transcendent snapshots, the all-consuming feeling of utter contentment… That is what strolled into my head at some unholy hour this morning. And so, here I am.

To be fair, this blog is not exactly a snap decision. I’ve considered writing one for years. In the last week I decided to knuckle down and get on with it. Then I was delayed by that unavoidable tribulation, the hunt for a perfect name. But finally, I have arrived. Hopefully I’ll be updating on a reasonably regular basis, but I may need a gentle poke here and there to stay on track.

You may be wondering what this is all about. Well, it’s a personal blog, so expect many oddments and tweaks. My main aim, however, is to regularly write. As a developing writer, there will most likely be several excerpts or short pieces of fiction, or possibly even the odd poem. There will, of course, be posts about all kinds of other things besides.

I hope you, my audience, enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it. And remember… enjoy life’s quintconsequentials.

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'Quintconsequential' is a word of my own invention, despite the definition in the style of the Oxford English Dictionary featured on the site. By all means, use it, whisper it, shout it from the rooftops. But please, remember that you heard it here first!