Travelling Light

      Vickie Johnstone
Travelling Light

A collection of 44 poems - long and short, written in various styles. The majority are free verse. I have three other published poetry books: 'Kaleidoscope' - 119 poems, written from the age of 16 until 2010; 'Life's Rhythms' - 316 haiku, composed in the traditional pattern of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables, written from 2011-12; and'Mind-spinning Rainbows' - 150 poems written since 2013.A collection of 44 poems - long and short, written in various styles. The majority are free verse. I have three other published poetry books: 'Kaleidoscope' - 119 poems, written from the age of 16 until 2010; 'Life's Rhythms' - 316 haiku, composed in the traditional pattern of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables, written from 2011-12; and'Mind-spinning Rainbows' - 150 poems written since 2013.Sample poem... Dreamers She lives among the dragons, stars and unicorns The fairytale world born in her wildest dreams Of childhood wandering on the darkest nights Beneath the chill of the star-speckled moon In the dark the dragons shine their fiery red In the light the unicorn bows its silvery head She dreams the dreams she yearns to live Ascending the high, jagged mountain reaches Descending the bleakest, deepest chasms She rides the unicorn, outpacing green forests Dead set distancing the thickset woods, screams The day, the light, the shake of morning dew Lifted on breezes the silent wails of the dreamer Spinning on tiptoes across the surface of a lake Never crack the mirrors in this lingering escape Take the dreamer in one hand, bend to fate Where she dances in a stream of starlit skies Never wandering from the bending, stony path In the dark the dragons shine their fiery red In the light the unicorn bows its silvery head Darkest eyes penetrate the watching innocence Of the dreamer floating through the skies Never falling, always flying, asleep, suspended Travelling in this mystic world so shimmering Vickie Johnstone, all rights reserved

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    Day of the Living Pizza

      Vickie Johnstone
Day of the Living Pizza

A Smarts & Dewdrop Mystery, book 1.Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring has been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and a sprinkle of oregano. With the townsfolk dropping like flies and Pizza Dudes stumbling down the streets, Officer Dewdrop has an idea.For ages 10+.A Smarts & Dewdrop Mystery, book 1.Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring and his receptionist have been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and a sprinkle of oregano. With the townsfolk dropping like flies and strange-looking figures stumbling down the streets mumbling "Pizza!", Officer Dewdrop has an idea.Juvenile fiction/YA/age 10+This story is contained in The Gage Project book, published by Inknbeans Press, which is raising money for children's charities.

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