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Published in Multiverse – a new science fiction poetry anthology

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3 min | I’m thrilled to announce that I have two poems, The Thaw and Tempest to be published in Multiverse – New International Science Fiction Poetry published by Shoreline of Infinity, co-edited by Russell Jones and Rachel Plummer. This is exciting on many levels… These are my very first poems to be published, EVER. I have self-published a few poems online – here on my…

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Charcoal Heart Writing Prompt + Flash Fiction

Writing prompts for writers of fiction, novels, short stories, poetry

5 min | Here is a wee writing prompt for you… Write a scene where one of your characters is described as having a ‘charcoal heart‘. It can be from the POV {point-of-view} of your protagonist, or one character describing another. Their charcoal heart can be fantastical, literal or anything in between… Write as much…

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Glimmer of the Harvest – a poem by Jeda Pearl

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2 min | Glimmer of the Harvest   Death weaves his gossamer, silken threads around you, splicing through your veins. His ragdoll eyelashes dust your cheek. He snuffles, urgent, in your ear – archaic, fragile babe afeard of what the dark may hold.   His scent, a glimpse of memory, half-woken – a molluscs’ secretion, it shimmers on your periphery.…

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The Lining of the Shell – the birth of a novel

Novel by Scottish-Jamaican writer, Jeda Pearl. Jeda is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and is working on her first novel.

11 min | In The Lining of the Shell, Dessie’s life feels constantly poisoned by her older half-sister, high-functioning sociopath, Delphine, until she meets Jake. But Dessie and Jake have secrets of their own – secrets that could destroy them. Simultaneously, in 1842, young Sohal is enslaved to Maestro Jones, performing in his Menagerie Review…

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The Brink – short story excerpt

The Brink Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | In this award-winning short story, frustrated painter Mark is stuck in an office job he hates, sat next to an employee he can’t stand. It pays a pittance and he’s about to become a father.  WARNING! Contains violence. The Brink was Shortlisted in the Words With Jam 2011 Short Story Competition. Words With Jam is a UK literary…

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Chipped and Wandering – short story excerpt

Chipped and Wandering Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | Follow the misadventures of a chipped button as it travels from child to child in this award-winning funny, moving short story. Chipped and Wandering was Highly Commended, The Yellow Room Spring 2012 Short Story Competition. The Yellow Room ran from 1998 to 2013, publishing short stories by female writers and running seasonal…

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For my daughter – a poem by Jeda Pearl

2 min | This poem is for my daughter and all daughters…   On this day and all days may love find its way to you and to all womxn. May we wait upon each smile, may we light up your eyes and celebrate your work, seen and unseen. May we keep learning from you,…

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