Free for Three Days: Australian Short Stories

5 Jan

Ducks in the Swimming Baths

17 Dec

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How many swimming baths are also frequented by ducks?

Because our local baths are in the Georges River, with shorelines all but touching the natural bush, several types of ducks are often found there. I think this one is a male Mallard. Of late, I’ve also seen Teals and Australian Wood Ducks.  As far as I’m concern, they’re more than welcome.

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A Family of Swallows

19 Nov

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Yesterday morning, I made a delightful discovery. A family of swallows had made their home in the dressing shed of the baths where I swim most mornings. I had never before seen such young birds.

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Free on September 17 and 18: ‘The One That Got Away’ and other short stories

17 Nov

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FREE NOW! (13)A compilation of three scintillating short stories: ‘The One That Got Away’, ‘More Than a Mere Bagatelle’, and ‘Chance Encounter’, all written by Amazon best-selling and prolific Australian author, Margaret Lynette Sharp.
Both ‘The One That Got Away’ and ‘More Than a Mere Bagatelle’ have taken awards at the Hurstville Festival of Community Arts Literary Competition (in 2014 and 2015, respectively). The third story, ‘Chance Encounter’, is a sweet, nostalgic romance, crafted specifically for this new volume.

If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, then why not download it while it’s free on Amazon Kindle?

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Free on November 14 and 15: ‘Love Denied’

14 Nov

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Australian romance (6)At thirty-one, Elizabeth, a music teacher fulfilled by her craft and dedicated to her students, is still single and living at home. Unexpectedly, the father of one of her students seems to want to court her. Edward, a well-heeled solicitor still recovering from the tragic death of his young wife, invites Elizabeth to dinner at his home – a home complete with a magnificent piano that he invites her to play.
Out of the blue, Elizabeth receives a letter from her former admirer, Tom – a sheep-farmer, living in Scotland. Will the contents of this letter change Elizabeth’s destiny? What startling secrets will it reveal that may upend Elizabeth’s entire view of her life?

This sweet romance, set in Australia, will be free to download on Amazon Kindle on the 14th and 15th November, 2018. Reviews and recommendations would be much appreciated!

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Free for a Day: ‘Lady Catherine’s Lover’

26 Oct

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Free now! (16)What twists will be revealed that colour the past of the lover of Lady Catherine de Bourgh? Will Darcy’s revelations to Her Ladyship thwart the path of love?
This is a quirky addition to Australian author Margaret Lynette Sharp’s series of JAFF short stories.


For one day only – 26th October, 2018 – this rather controversial  3,500 word short story will be free to download on Amazon Kindle.

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Happy Birthday, Chicki!

6 Oct

Chicki turns eight today!!

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Chicki’s 2nd birthday


It’s not every day our little girl turns two!

Her day started with a much-loved present: a brand new rope toy, which instantly found its way between her teeth, where she held it for what seemed as long as possible  for a little Maltese.

After breakfast, we’re off to the park for a stroll on the promenade, and a sniff around the distant beach.

Time to head home, but, surprisingly we all hear a chorus: Happy Birthday to You! Sure, it was meant for someone else, but we added our Chicki’s name, and it became the perfect end to her special day out.

Happy Birthday, Chicki!

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