The dawn chorus and too much time to think.

Jim tells how he started with his writing and also offers a couple of his novellas.

Jim Webster

The Pirates of Ersatz

I was up quite early the other morning, even for a cowman, and I was just mooching about getting stuff ready. Nothing too dramatic, just Jim wandering about on his own, sorting things out a bit, but as it was just me and I wasn’t moving cattle about, it was quiet.

So I got the dawn chorus. With us, because we have the sea so close on three sides, the first thing was the gulls. Some nights they seem to spend on the fields next to the farm. I suspect it has something to do with the state of the tide and of course the weather. With the dawn, and perhaps with the tide going out, they wanted to be up and out to sea. So they were circling and crying to each other.

They were followed by the more usual sounds, the cawing of nesting crows, the chittering of…

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2 thoughts on “The dawn chorus and too much time to think.

  1. I think it’s something that is worth discussion, do people want books the size of doorsteps any more, and if so, are they happy to pay for them?
    After all a writer could have worked on one for a number of years

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