Planetary Halloween

I saw this on Twitter and I had to share it. Whoever created it well done! Brilliant! Simon ☺️ No ownership claimed on material. 


The Beast – Halloween Story Challenge 

Last year I wrote this short piece for Halloween, rather than the gentle Bob story this is more scary... I'm reposting it for this year so it can be enjoyed all over again!     The moor. Always a cold and unforgiving place, but at this time of year there was an air of power... Continue Reading →

Do not go gentle into that good night,

This verse was used in Interstellar, I like the power in it. I hope you don’t mind me sharing it.

Simon ☺️



“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears…

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Planet Simon’s Manic Monday

Her we are again folks... another Manic Monday with a whole load of fun and challenges ahead. What challenges are lying ahead for you? For me I've got something like: Write a shed load for my story - I mean how hard can it be? Complete the cover for one of my stories (surprise here... Continue Reading →

Strength, Smarts, & Bravery

This quote has Niki from Richness of a Simple Life inspired. Maybe it’ll inspire some of you guys too.

Simon ☺️

The Richness of a Simple Life

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”


This is gold right here! So much wisdom in one quote! I’m just going to let this sit right here and see what comes up for you. What part of this did you need to be reminded of most? Let me know in the comments!

If the first part of standing alone speaks to you most, you might enjoy last week’s post on walking alone. If you missed it, you can read it here. I’ll be sharing about the second and third points tomorrow so stop back by to catch that.

As always, sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in being strong, smart, and brave.

Niki Meadows

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Manic Monday Musings

Here we are again at another Monday, another 5 working days of fun and challenges (yeah... that's the nice way of putting it). There's much to look forward to here on Planet Simon, with more thoughts from the Minions, for the depth of my mind where things have been grating on me and another part... Continue Reading →

British Slang

This is another Pinterest fund and it made me giggle so as usual it had to be shared. What do you think? For those of you that aren't from the UK this guide will prove essential if you visit. So keep it handy! Simon ☺️

A Perfectionistic Mindset

This great post from Denise shows why we as creative people suffer from self doubt and she explains why we must overcome it.

Simon 🙂

E. Denise Billups, Writer

Imposter Cropped

Recently, I stumbled across the term Impostor Syndrome, or Fraud Syndrome, and was surprised by the number of successful writers who experience this phenomenon. Clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes identified impostor syndrome in 1978, as feelings of fraud and self-doubt suffered mainly by high-achieving individuals. Despite their success, the person believes they don’t deserve recognition and a nagging, crippling fear of exposure as a fraud persists. Continually comparing themselves to other writers, they battle ongoing negativity.

  • I’m not a real writer.
  • Why would anyone care what you have to say?
  • Sooner or later, they’ll find out you have no clue what you’re doing.
  • Who do you think you are?”

And so on and so on . . .

This syndrome affects both men and women equally. High-achievers in every walk of life may feel at any moment their cloaked abilities will be unveiled as a talentless fraud, their…

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The Unique Blogger Award

I haven't written an awards post in aaaageeess..... but I got a ping back for the unique bloggers award last week and I smiled! 🙂 Thank you to Joana Salazar of  Gigantic Thought Bubble for nominating me for this award make sure you look up her blog her blog as well. As part of this award Joana... Continue Reading →

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