The story of the china doll

In 2015, for the first time ever, I entered a writing competition! It was something I'd always thought about doing, but never actually done - so I did it!   Although I didn't get anywhere, I still kinda like my story and it made me, my sister and my Mum cry  -  so I feel … Continue reading The story of the china doll

The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

A little while ago, Mumpty wrote some fictional stories on a few of her favourite Auckland burlesquers.  And this Friday night, she's done a wee update.  Do enjoy ... Duchess deBerry Remember that saying: Always be you ... unless you can be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. Then, always be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. … Continue reading The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

C is for Christmas …

Here's Mumpty's little guide to Christmas ... in spelling format because I'm a geek like that. C is for consumerism (as in rampant!) ... when you read that bit you would be forgiven for thinking this is going to be an anti-Christmas post, but believe me - it's not - I LOVE Christmas!  I get that it … Continue reading C is for Christmas …

The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque

The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque ... Mumpty loves a bit of fiction - she also loves a bit of burlesque.  So here's a wee combination of these two loves - and who better on which to base some light-hearted stories, than four of Auckland's curious creatures of burlesque: Duchess deBerry; Lilly Loca; Heidi Heart … Continue reading The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque

Mumpty Fiction: Sentinel & the Galleon

Sooo ... I entered a writing competition again!  This is the second time I've done it and it's exciting, a wee bit nerve-racking and lots of fun!  Anyway ... the theme this year was "A convincing lie" and it was only allowed to be 2,000 words. You may or may not know this, but I am … Continue reading Mumpty Fiction: Sentinel & the Galleon

Mumpty’s fictitious evening out … in pics

Mumpty's (slightly fictitious) evening out ... in pictures Recently Mumpty had an epic evening out ... because she is so tired after such a busy night, she decided to show you what happened in pictures. It went a little like this: She wore ... the Pinup Girl Clothing Gilda gown in burgundy, with ... the Pinup … Continue reading Mumpty’s fictitious evening out … in pics

The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach in the middle of nowhere

The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach together in the middle of nowhere ... On a warm, yet blustery summer's day on one of New Zealand's remote beaches, a very strange thing occurred ...  six girls, from entirely separate worlds and entirely separate periods of time, ended up together on that beach - and … Continue reading The mystery of why six girls ended up on a beach in the middle of nowhere

My faux interview with Elvis Presley

My (faux) interview with the legendary Elvis Presley ... Following my recent (faux) interview with the stunning Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley himself contacted me to suggest he would like to do an interview too - you can imagine my delight!  "Why thank you, Elvis" I said, "yes, I rather would like to interview you!" Elvis was taken from us in 1997 … Continue reading My faux interview with Elvis Presley

My faux interview with Marilyn Monroe

My faux interview with the late, and truly great, Marilyn Monroe ... Now this may seem an unusual interview, being that Marilyn died in 1962.  Obviously then, I didn't ACTUALLY talk to her *insert shifty-eyed look here* but I have been obsessed with Marilyn for years and have done lots of reading about her, so I've kind … Continue reading My faux interview with Marilyn Monroe

A view to scheme by …

A view to scheme by ... (A fictional story, inspired by the picture below.) Henri, 1pm ... Henri climbed the lichen-clad, rough-hewn steps to the small stone building on the top of the hill and gazed through the heart-shaped window that looked out over the city of Paris. His heart was heavy with dread, for Henri had gotten himself into … Continue reading A view to scheme by …