• Creative Writing,  My Writing,  Snapshot Series

    Snapshot 51

    Hi, Hey, Hello! We are now into the 50’s with these things now, which I am rather surprised about to be honest. Today is the day of my Christmas party and given that it is the season I thought I would do a festive themed Snapshot instalment today (more than the last one that I did which just happened to take place at Christmas). So that is what this. Snapshot 51: The Christmas Party (in which the word ‘party’ should only be applied very, very loosely). ‘I don’t mean to be a party pooper, but can we be done here yet and head back?’ Ryan crowded behind Lizzy and whispered…

  • Snapshot 49
    Creative Writing,  My Writing,  Snapshot Series

    Snapshot 49

    TROUBLE IN PARADISE…again It’s definitely been a while since we have had even a whiff of a suggestion that things might not be okay in the Maxwell/ Haines camp because well, they both just sort of fell off the face of the earth for a little while and we kind of just forgot about them here at The Scoop but we all just assumed that they had done so together because that seems to be a given like how night follows day. But then something changed and one appeared like a wild animal and the other remained firmly in hibernation. Guess which one has done which? The correct answer is…

  • Snapshot 47
    Snapshot Series

    Snapshot 47

    Hi, Hey, Hello! And so comes their final outing until probably June. Maybe May. For a while at the very least. For a few reasons, one I have other things coming up in terms of my writing in the coming weeks and two I have taken a semi break from writing things for these characters…which after like 18 months or something of them being omnipresent feels a bit strange. But I’m gonna go with it and get on with it. The bed dipped ever so gently to the left and Lizzy’s eyes fluttered awake but didn’t open very much. She took note of the fact that Ryan was settling in…

  • Snapshot 46
    Creative Writing,  My Writing,  Snapshot Series

    Snapshot 46

    Hi, Hey, Hello! I was gonna say it’s been a while, but it’s only been a couple of weeks. And the sporadic-ness did come with a warning last time. They get one more outing after this one and then they are gone until May for now. (I am gonna stop being ambiguous about why soon.) I’m done talking now. Enjoy! ‘Right Elizabeth I think it’s time we had a little talk.’ Mel said as she dropped onto the other end of the sofa and curled her legs up underneath her. ‘About what exactly Melanie?’ She smiled, shutting her book and resting it on the arm of the sofa. ‘Take a…

  • Snapshot 45
    Creative Writing,  My Writing,  Snapshot Series

    Snapshot 45

    Hi, Hey, Hello! It’s been a whole TEN days since they last featured on this blog…that is like lightyears to me with these characters. Although having said that I am writing these things at a faster rate then my blog schedule is allowing accommodation for. They’ll get one, maybe two, more run outs in the next few weeks and then disappear until at least May…all will become apparent with that one. And now that I have given you a little update that I wasn’t even aware I was gonna give until I started writing this post I am gonna get down to it. ‘Can I ask you a question?’ Ryan…