Remarkable Women in Ancient China (12)- Zhongli Chun (Zhong Wu Yan)

Who is she: One of the Four Greatest Uglies  Wife to the Lord of the Kingdom of Qi in the period of the Warring States  The actual historical figure’s name is Zhongli Chun but in dramas and movies she more often go by the name of the Zhong Wu Yan Notable Life Events: Still unmarriedContinue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (12)- Zhongli Chun (Zhong Wu Yan)”

Most memorable Aunts/Female Mentors

Relative to the male mage/mentor figure which always often comes with a vice in the realm of smoking or being a womaniser I prefer aunts/female mentors, most of them stern but also tender (sometimes all at once but most of the time underneath). And somehow I’ve had aunt figures pop up in my own fictionContinue reading “Most memorable Aunts/Female Mentors”

I want to say I was here…

The jump-off line is from I want to say by Natalie Goldberg. I got bored half way and started recording what actually happened (the paragraph about the runny nose). But I really like the ending sections of this piece that came after that.  I want to say I was here. Here or there, it doesn’tContinue reading “I want to say I was here…”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 12

We landed back at the Frontier in record time. Estella parked us near the factory. Guppy was getting anxious, fearing of being nabbed by her old gang.  “As long as you stay at one of our sides the entire time you’ll be safe.”  Aurora  promised her. “Can I cut off their legs if they try?”Continue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 12”