Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Find a pen, find a pen!

Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,
A short story character of mine just said in my head.... 

'I know there is purification in suffering but by all that's fecking holy don't give me cramps that could drown a whale then make me allergic to painkillers...'

its gonna be a good story....

(yes this happens all the time, and I have to hurriedly
 find a pen, I have once written a thought down in kohl eyeliner on a tea towel.)  

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Political propensities

Posted by Olivia Giles on Sunday, September 15, 2013,

I am political--as red as a Trotsky cherry--my husband is not.
Council elections are on and a candidate came to the door...Scotty opens the door and say's 'No, not interested bye,' 
I'm yelling "ask him if he wants a cup of tea.'
Scott's like 'Nuh,' and slams the door.
'Why?' I gasp in disbelief. 
'Not interested.'
I'm like 'What the &*^%$*()_*&^%$, get him back here, tell him he can put a hoarding in our front yard, ask him about his policies...blah blah blah...'
Then my husb...

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Short story - "Good"

Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, September 11, 2013,


The doctor said you have three good years and then he shrugged.  I didn’t know what the shrug was about but it felt ominous.  I didn’t say anything back.  I couldn’t think of any words which would fit this situation.  Instead, I tried to smile, because I am a woman and I have been conditioned to make others feel better in bad situations.  Including the doctor who was giving me some of the worst news a person can receive. 

The definition of “good” became of immense importance to...

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Rule 11...don't talk too much.

Posted by Olivia Giles on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,
Thank God for Alan Bennett...

In an interview with Mark Lawson he said 'if you talk about what you're writing, while your writing it, it sucks the steam out of it.  That's true to because now I have to rewrite 5000 words because I talked about it and pulled the guts out of the pace...argh...bugger.

So here I am sitting in bed, heater on as its freezing and feeling like a failure.  I've written nothing all morning.   Alan Bennett quoted Auden saying, 'Writers spend most of their time not writing...
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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.

I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.

Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

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Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.