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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Scary Faeries make helpful friends.


Just Perfectly Snarky

Hi everyone, my name is Rommy. Major thanks to Gina for allowing me to guest blog here today. I’m a fan of how she combines delicately sweet arts and crafts with a strong side of sass. She has an amazing eye for taking random bits, putting them together with her own spin on them to create clever, cute things.
When writing stories I also like to take some tried and true ideas to create something completely new. I’ve gathered seven such short stories in my new collection, The Trouble with Wanting and Other Not-Quite Faery Tales. One of these stories, “Just Perfect”, takes the trope of the kindly, old fairy godmother and stands it on its head. These fairy godmothers might mean well, but that doesn’t stop them from being fiercely competitive mistresses of snark.

Here is a poem I wrote with the protagonist, Matilda, in mind


I wasn't born in silk ruffles.
Sparkles didn't spring
from my first steps.

But I learned,
even when you didn't expect me to,
especially when you didn't want me to.

I ground up your leftover gems,
and pressed the remains
to create my own rebirth stone.

It glitters from the center
of the reclaimed crown
I earned- though you tried your worst
to keep it from me.

Have you ever created something fabulous and new from left over bits? Tell me about it for a chance to win the e-book. The contest closes on November 25th midnight EST. The winner will be selected by me and announced on the 26th back on my blog. Gina will also add the name of the winner to this post. Good luck!

The Trouble with Wanting and Other Not-Quite Faerie Tales is available for purchase on Amazon (AmazonUK) and Barnes & Noble.

Cover art by Michelle Kennedy. Find her on her BLOG and INSTAGRAM

Hope you enjoyed Rommy's post :D She is an awesome story teller and well worth a read.
Couldn't  leave without sharing an old photo of myself  that Rommy's poem brought to mind
the scariest Faerie Godmother/Aunty on the planet hahahahaha :D
Enjoy XXX


  1. Rommy, I should probably start by saying that this is the perfect place to speak of "Just Perfect". Goodness gracious, the main characters even remind me of Gina. I mean, look at her *glances above* she's even wearing a tiara!

    Have I ever!? I have more than one example: I enjoy making blackout poetry of books others throw out, I make parchment out of used (and cleaned *cough*) coffee filters, and I upcycle words.

    1. I really need to get back to doing blackout pieces. They're a fun challenge.

      LOL, and Gina in the tiara is just too darn perfect for this post! :D

  2. Gina, you look scandalously glorious!

  3. I love your poem Rommy! And, I love your picture Gina!
    I think in my gardening, I am always creating something new, from left over bits! LOL! I let the animals plant and see what comes up in the Spring. From then, I see what I'm going to do! LOL!
    Big Hugs Rommy! Big Hugs Gina!

    1. Ha! I hadn't thought of gardening that way before but it makes complete sense. Love it!

  4. oooo Congratulations on publishing your short story book dear Rommy!!! I'd love to enter your giveaway here too :)

    Sooo.... my response to: "Have you ever created something fabulous and new from left over bits?"

    I have! I've taken bits and bobs and scraps of leftover paintings and doodles and papers misused and abused and I've turned them into a new book that i've sewn up and prepared for new art work to bloom.

    luv ya!
    Kathy C.
    artist + astrologer

    1. Oh that sounds lovely! It's probably very inspiring to look at and work with. :)

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