Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)

The land that Hartlebury Castle sits on was granted to the Bishop of Worcester by King Burghred in the late 9th century, although the foundations of the building that now stands here are believed to date back to the 13th century.  Since the 12th century, it has been a centre of ecclesiastical and administrative powerContinue reading “Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)”

BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018

For many people the Bristol Harbour festival is an opportunity to celebrate the heart of the beautiful city, and the harbour itself. In 1802, famous architect William Jessop proposed installing a dam and lock at Hotwells to create the floating harbour and a £530,000 scheme was approved by Parliament. Construction began in May 1804 andContinue reading “BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018”

Writer’s Statement.

Writer’s Statement. I’m Seraphim Bryant and I write for young adults who like thrillers and a bit of fantasy. Also, I write and illustrate picture books in young children’s fiction which are frequently about social issues and citizenship. My style is very open, it’s quite conversational. This is because I like people so much andContinue reading “Writer’s Statement.”

What About Raymond Carver?

Though Raymond Carver published only a handful of books in his lifetime, he is often considered one of the great American short story writers. Debate still exists as to whether to consider Carver a minimalist for his frequent use of sparse language, a voice of the working class for his commitment to ‘ordinary’ characters, orContinue reading “What About Raymond Carver?”

The Conversation Challenge

  Task: write a conversation where there are …. A.      All gender-neutral pronouns.  No, He or She B.      No gender obvious names. C.      Setting must be a café D.      And the characters are exchanging gifts. My Attempt                 The streets were swollen with people. Manic delivery drivers parked in the road and ignored the angryContinue reading “The Conversation Challenge”

Apocalypse Poem

Don’t stop and let me off By SB   The force that kept me on my feet now is causing my days to lengthen. The year’s long day of so much heat. The nightmare of the lasting darkness.   Life giving waters that flow away from us. Now group at the far north and south.Continue reading “Apocalypse Poem”

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner 

   Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner  Winner, Winner, chicken dinner! That was what we would call out when we guessed correctly which form the potatoes took every Sunday as a child.  Sunday dinner was a must in our family. It was the only time we were allowed in mum’s kitchen to cook with her. It wasContinue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner “