Posted by Joanne Hayle
As the title says I’m a bit excited!
I pitched an idea to a local publication and they are mulling that over for their website.
I was pleasantly surprised and grateful when the editor suggested that I write an article about myself and life with O.C.D./P.T.S.D. for inclusion in their print magazine in a couple of months time.
I realised as I was writing the short piece that:
1. It means a lot to be living my writing dream.
2. The mental disorders didn’t hijack my life or my goals forever and I’ve come a long way in the last year or so.
3. It’s an opportunity to write about my life as I do on my blog, reach and inform even more people which can only help to banish the misconceptions about mental issues.
I’d call it a fabulously welcome early Christmas present!
I feel amazed when my work is accepted or gets published somewhere and I don’t ever want to lose that astonishment, it’s good for my soul!
A flash fiction piece made the grade the other day too!
I wrote this poem recently for my anthology It’s Christmas! I hope that you enjoy it.
Tommy Turkey: Legend
Farmer Jones had once had a kindly look
About his cheery self when they’d first met
But frankly, he’d blotted his copybook
When he’d mentioned their weights to the vet
This morning he’d told Tommy and his friends
That they were wonderfully plump, fat enough to go
As they had no pocket money for a day out to spend
They reasoned it was to Old Grisly Gobble & Co.
Tommy thought no chance! They’d taken a vote
Agreed to a mass exodus, they wouldn’t be Christmas dinners
Tommy had written Farmer Jones a firm farewell note
He was sure that hats would be doffed to the great turkey winners
In his turkey crown and cape Tommy had left the farm
He’d seen The Great Escape he well knew what to do
That night he started an “Eat Sprouts and do turkey’s no harm!”
Campaign with pigs in blankets on the evening news
Poor old newsreaders looked utterly bemused.
The note read:
Dear Farmer Jones,
Ho ho ho and off we go! With the ‘snips and sprouts we’ll not pout
With free flowing gravy fresh from the spout
Love (Yeah right) Tommy and his turkey heroes!
Happy “it’s nearly Christmas!”
Have a fab rest of the week.
About Joanne HayleI am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. www.joannehayle.co.uk is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on www.childrens-stories.net.
Posted on December 17, 2014, in christmas, flash fiction, help, ideas, inspiration, Mental health, O.C.D, P.T.S.D, poems, Poetry, Writing, writing related sites and tagged anxiety, attitude, brain, confidence, creativity, freelance, freelance writer, indie author, love my job, understanding, words. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.