Caducean Whisks

Caducean Whisks

Female
Current Status
What do you do when some random sends a friend request on fb, you message him to ask how you know each other, and he replies he's a lonely American soldier and would like to be friends. Randomly.
Information
  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Oryx & Crake (Atwood), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Postcards (Proulx), Hard Facts (Spring), God of Small Things (Roy), Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck), What are you like? (Enright), Canopus cycle (Lessing), Hangover Square (Hamilton), The Earth (Zola)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To write better and continually improve
    Your worst habit?
    .
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    .
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I keep chickens and rescue foxes

Location

Events

10 Events...

Tags

Music

Videos

No videos yet...

Latest Activity

  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on BellaM's Blog "Little Dog's Rhapsody in the Night - a poem by Mary Oliver".
    I'm so upset for you, Bella. Such a poignant poem, understated and full of love. Says it all. RIP Toddy Pug. x
    3 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks What do you do when some random sends a friend request on fb, you message him to ask how you know each other, and he replies he's a lonely American soldier and would like to be friends. Randomly.
    8 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks And yes, I've googled his name. Not turned up much.
      8 hours ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick um...I would say no.
      8 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks *How* would you say no?
      8 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks I suppose you mean the 'NO' version. Yes, that's my instinct, but I don't want to be horrid. He's been polite. OTOH, he might be a scammer.
      8 hours ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick I dont do facebook any more. I'd fob him off with a general 'I dont befriend people I don't know, sorry and good luck'. That's me.
      8 hours ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick It's a boundary and risk issue.
      8 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Yes it is. Thanks. I'm not very active on fb which makes me a strange choice. Don't even have a profile pic. Yes, you're right.
      8 hours ago
    • SecretSpi
      ×
      SecretSpi I think it's best to ignore these requests. It's not being horrid.
      7 hours ago
    • OFP
      ×
      OFP Go to www.419eater.com and have a laugh and a read, then let the games begin....
      7 hours ago
    • SecretSpi
      ×
      SecretSpi BTW, he's not called Dario, is he?
      7 hours ago
    • Hilly
      ×
      Hilly Say no. I did it once and got flooded with Italian football information and I mean FLOODED!
      7 hours ago
    • BellaM
      ×
      BellaM With the great benefit of hindsight you should have ignored the thing from the start. I would ignore it now and decline the request but if you feel a need to reply then use Mashie's line.
      7 hours ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge Whisks, I'd ignore it - well, say no. I used to get lonely American soldiers when I first set up the blog. There are a still a few hanging on in there, but they soon disappeared when they realised I wasn't engaging with them.
      5 hours ago
    • JtF
      ×
      JtF Please ask him to send monies to my Nigerian Bitcoin account overseen by the "lawyer" who keeps messaging me . . .
      4 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Yes, you're all right and I should know better. I shall bin him off forthwith and hope he wasn't genuine. No Spi, not Dario - but he has an unusual name - a surname for a first name, and uses them back to front so I don't know what's what. Thank you, one and all.
      3 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks How bizarre. Just went over to fb to put him out of my misery and this message comes up: "This message has been temporarily removed because the sender's account requires verification."
      3 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks So someone else reported him, perhaps.
      3 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on JB's picture.
    Glad you've got a new creative surge. Feeling a little awkward pointing out several typos, but better sooner than later, I hope? 1. No apostrophe in 80s - it's not the possessive case. 2. No full stops after the title and your name. 3. A hyphen ...
    13 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks had a go on Jean's new stairlift. Crikey it's a beast of a machine.
    13 hours ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge Set me laughing... my granny had a stairlift. You could've climbed Everest in the time it took for her to go up a flight of stairs... And I remember the Walker's ad, where the stairlift shot out of the landing window. I take it Jean's version was somewhere in the middle of those two? ;)
      13 hours ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Yes, achingly slow. You've really got to want to go up (or down). And it's bolted to the stairs through the carpet.
      13 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Stoked's Blog "The Power of Iron".
    A powerful metal indeed. I had no idea the symptoms could be so severe. Glad you're back on track. Phew!
    15 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on stephenterry's Blog "Colonial Compromises is now published on Kindle".
    Always been impressed by your ability to get on with things and push them forward. More to the point - *finish* things. Best of luck with it.
    15 hours ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Been tripping down Memory Lane, watching Just William clips. Ah, they don't make children like they used to.
    1 day ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Hail? HAIL? I very beg your pardon, weather. %^^&($£!
    1 day ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick cycling in it last night, most inappropriate
      1 day ago
    • Raine
      ×
      Raine We've had two days of snow and hail, but the sun is struggling out today. I am pretty much sulking until the temp reaches double figures.
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge We keep getting a few bits of hail - and it poured last night, but no snow.
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Arctic out there. Yet last week it was summer.
      1 day ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Hilly's Blog "Our differences?".
    How scary. What a relief when it was all over. I've no idea either, why people are like that. Gang mentality.
    1 day ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Right. Today I am going to sort out Coco. You heard it here first. Coco? Where are you, girl? Let's be havin' you.
    1 day ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick chicken or person?
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Fictional person.
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Fictitious person, I mean.
      1 day ago
    • RichardB
      ×
      RichardB Not a fictitious chicken?
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Noooo. An eastern European people-trafficked drug addict prostitute. As far from a chicken as you can get.
      1 day ago
    • Giselle
      ×
      Giselle Except for the scrawny neck... Poor Coco. Hope she gets sorted.
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Yes, there's the neck. However Coco has a job to do and she's not doing it. Tsk.
      1 day ago
    • Hilly
      ×
      Hilly I've been digging irrigation channels instead of writing. That says it all.
      1 day ago
    • Hilly
      ×
      Hilly By the way, how is Brendan? Hope she's well and happy.
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Anything but, eh Hilly? Brendan is well, considering her age and disability, thanks. She's standing occasionally - first time in about a year. Yay.
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge Hooray for Brendan! And tell Coco to pull her finger out and get herself sorted ;)
      1 day ago
    • Mashie Niblick
      ×
      Mashie Niblick Is Coco effectively chickening out?
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Coco is aiming to be a dead bird. She's not much use for anything else. *mutters*
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge Well you know what they say - kill off your darlings!
      1 day ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks is one sleepy whisk. Bed before ten tonight for me. Night all. zzz
    2 days ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Monica Handle's Blog "All wrong?".
    Yup. Well done!
    3 days ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Leaving cousin's yesterday, standing by car. 19yo son says out of the blue, 'Quick question: Any tips on writing?'
    3 days ago
    • Janeshuff
      ×
      Janeshuff Oh Whisks, that brought a smile to my face. Please do tell which snippet of advice gleaned from your years of learning and experience you gave him?
      3 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Took me by surprise too. No inkling he had an interest. How *quickly* to answer? I said: 1. Read and try to work out what the author did that you liked/didn't like. He enjoyed Of Mice & Men so I recommended Steinbeck's The Red Pony. 2. Write/keep a diary. 3. A few words on Show/Tell. He nodded. Said, 'OK yeah. Got it.' I left :)
      3 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks To tell the truth, I was flummoxed.
      3 days ago
    • Giselle
      ×
      Giselle Well, out of the blue, flummoxing is normal. Time to prepare a one-on-one masterclass. ;-)
      3 days ago
    • Squidge
      ×
      Squidge Get used to it, Whisks... once folk know you write and you're published and they like what they read (how could they not?) you'll be asked for writing advice by a fair number of folk...
      3 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
      ×
      Caducean Whisks Cripes, writers are never off duty, are they. Gulp. Thanks G&S
      3 days ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Monica Handle's Blog "Not right?".
    Yeah - or Russian with lots of Ys and Zs and Ks. We'll never know the difference.
    6 days ago
  • ×
    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Monica Handle's Blog "Not right?".
    Or something Welsh. They're not big on vowels.
    6 days ago

About

No description yet...

Latest Blog Posts

83 Blogs...

View All Feed

Friends

166 Friends

  • Harry
  • Spangles
  • Debi
  • EmmaD
  • JtF
  • Catherine
  • Inzie
  • SecretSpi
  • Annie
  • Eyress
  • Tony
  • Marion

The Wall

1887 Wall Posts

Please login or sign up to post on this network.
Click here to sign up now.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 12 days ago
    Whisks - thank you! And you are bound to be doing the same soon... x
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 14 days ago
    Look after your feet and your hands he used to say. The podiatrist*She wasn't even in my WIP.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 14 days ago
    Of course, it could have been because I have an appointment this morning for a foot pamper. Such a luxury.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 14 days ago
    I have too. I was working on one of my three WIP's last night so that didn't help. You know when your retire and you're still thinking about that last paragraph you wrote.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 14 days ago
    Morning, Whisks, the cat woke me to let him out. Doh. x
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 month ago
    No! Good you had a fab time! And don't worry - your tan WILL be evident whenever you stand next to anyone who's pasty-faced after the winter... ;)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 month ago
    Good x
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 month ago
    Hope you had a good holiday, Whisks, and your girls are OK? Good to have you back with us x
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 months ago
    Waved back, belatedly.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 3 months ago
    PM'd you, Whisks x