Fiction

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

This short story was published in Flash Flood Journal several years ago. It is very loosely based on something said in a real life incident. You've got to love the internet (and friends who share the weirdness with you). Trigger warning: this story is very dark,...

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How do you like the new look?

How do you like the new look?

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz Nettie's site now looks the biz... I'm easily bored and my site has had the same look for AGES, so I asked Gary Parkin to help me give it a facelift. And by 'help me' i mean he did it. Thanks, Gazza! To celebrate the new look, I...

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My name is Nettie and I’m delighted you came to visit.

I’m a Glaswegian writer with several health conditions causing constant pain and exhaustion. Perhaps it’s no surprise that my writing tends towards the dark side. I’ve written ever since I was a wee girl who believed that her alien parents left her behind on a scouting mission to Earth.

When not writing, I buy books and I read books. These are separate hobbies. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the size of my to-be-read list. If pain allows, I like to make clothes for my Blythe dolls. You can see what I make on Instagram where I am @smoldolls

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Poetry

Monsters

Monsters

Mummy, there’s monsters! They’re under the bed! They wake up at night and they creep. Darling, these monsters are all in your head. Now be a good girl, go to sleep. But mummy, those monsters ARE under the bed. They have eyes that glow green in the dark. Those monsters...

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Don’t Talk to me About Life

Don’t Talk to me About Life

I look back with nostalgia To when fibromyalgia Was merely a good score in Scrabble When getting up from my chair Did not make me swear And I could keep docs away with an apple. When at night I could sleep Pain would not make me weep And I could stand for a while...

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Latest Articles

You Are What You Eat

This short story was published in Flash Flood Journal several years ago. It is very loosely based on something said in a real life incident. You've got to love the internet (and friends who share the weirdness with you). Trigger warning: this story is very dark,...

It will grow

Whenever a woman does something drastic to her hair, there’s a reason. Here’s mine. I’ve been feeling much worse than usual over the past few months. Been so dry of mouth and eye, utterly exhausted, even by my standards, and oh, the pain. I hadn’t seen a doc since...

How do you like the new look?

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz Nettie's site now looks the biz... I'm easily bored and my site has had the same look for AGES, so I asked Gary Parkin to help me give it a facelift. And by 'help me' i mean he did it. Thanks, Gazza! To celebrate the new look, I...

Publications

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My Mum, Nancy

My lovely mum passed on to whatever is next in December 2018. Wherever she is, she’d be laughing with you.

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