Coronaviral Adventures #3

Orchard Road is deserted.

Prime shopping area. Strangely quiet. Singaporeans love shopping but there is hardly a crowd.

I stroll, saunter even, down the road. No one push past me or hurry me along. And the ubiquitous ice-cream pushcarts and street buskers which give Orchard Road its hustle and bustle are hardly around.

This is quite possibly my most elegant walk down the busiest area in town in my entire life.

Covid-19, catwalk enabler…

THE SPINNER… BREAKING NEWS!!!

crispina kemp

Grab yourself an epic fantasy set in a time when the only invisible foe was a demon.

All five books of The Spinner’s Game are now available on Amazon as Kindle and Paperback. Buy it here.

The perfect companion for those lockdown days.

Opening words from The Spinner’s Child

Gut the fish, scrape the scales, shell the nuts, pound the seeds. And what else could her mother find to stop her from idling and making up tales? But she wasn’t lazy; she preferred to be busy. And neither were her stories fancies. They were truths, had direct from clansfolk’s heads. She ought to learn it was best to say nothing. She was different, others hadn’t her trick.

Her mother glanced across to the neighbouring floor and upjutted her chin. ‘Boy-Bytan’s wanting to play, if you want to go.’

Kerrid quirked a smile. It would serve her mother well if…

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Interview with Crispina Kemp, author of The Spinner’s Game – Part 3 — Sammi Cox

Two more days! Because, well, time difference

You may have seen the interview with Crispina Kemp I shared a few weeks ago from my book review blog, Sammi Loves Books. Now I get to share with you an epic three-part interview with Crispina, as we talk about her soon-to-be released five book historical fantasy series, The Spinner’s Game. In Part 1, Crispina […]

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Coronaviral Adventures #2

I was sitting stiffly at my desk after 3 hours of teaching, working on exam papers. With a bad back. So when the laptop chimed at the new email, I was subconsciously reaching toward the mouse with certain enthusiasm at the distraction.

Then my back reminded me sharply that it is not taking any nonsense from me for a while.

Once the pain receded and my vision cleared, I read the blackmail. I mean, the email.

“Your video is online.”

Oh, the horror!

Due to the recent viral trend known as Covid-19, the institute I’m working in is exploring online classes and I was that guinea pig offered as a sacrifice. For someone who can’t even stand to have his photo taken, being recorded for 3 hours is an absolute nightmare.

I’m so not looking forward to watching this video.

Three Line Tales, Week 216

three line tales, week 216: two zebras on the plains

photo by Geran de Klerk via Unsplash

They stood side by side, staring into the vast unknown and hidden dangers, with their tails swishing in tandem.

“You know there might be things out there waiting to kill us, right?” one said to the other and received a silent acknowledgement in the form of a resolute head nod.

“Good, as long as we are in agreement.”


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 216

Coronaviral Adventures #1

I sneezed loudly this morning.

Good news: I was alone. In the toilet. Even if I have the virus, I don’t think anyone is at risk of getting infected.

Bad news: I injured my lower back after I sneezed.

For someone who had an injured lower back, this is not fun because it will easily take me at least two weeks to recover.

Meanwhile, I walked around like Pinocchio – stiff and straight – and I stand up or sit down in an awkward manner, trying not to scream.

This is my effort in the fight against Covid-19.

Interview with Crispina Kemp, author of The Spinner’s Game – Part 1 — Sammi Cox

You may have seen the interview with Crispina Kemp I shared a few weeks ago from my book review blog, Sammi Loves Books. Now I get to share with you an epic three-part interview with Crispina, as we talk about her soon-to-be released five book historical fantasy series, The Spinner’s Game. The first part of […]

via Interview with Crispina Kemp, author of The Spinner’s Game – Part 1 — Sammi Cox