Writing Throes vs Writing Woes

I miss being carefree when writing. Part of it was inexperience, part of it was a lack of inner critic.


I might be looking for meaning where simple chance played a hand, but. What are the chances?

2023: And You’re Gonna Be Happy

For the past four years, the turning of a new calendar was a bit... morose, shall I say? I didn't expect things to change, even if I really, really wanted them to.

9 Year Blogiversary

The world keeps doing its thing. In retaliation, I've been doing my thing.

2020: New Decade, New Year, New World

(or: the time it took to wrap my head around the decade this year has been) I've been quiet, but it's not because I have nothing to say. Quite the opposite. I've been told I was a quiet child - whether or not that's entirely true I can't really say, whether or not that statement… Continue reading 2020: New Decade, New Year, New World

Hello, it’s Me(linda)

Well that didn't take as long as I thought it would! Rebranding: complete. 🎉😊 Some of you may have noticed I changed my name on Twitter yesterday (but not my handle, it's punny and still accurate and I'm keeping it). Adieu and farewell to my pen name, Alison Juste, I shan't forget you. 👋 I… Continue reading Hello, it’s Me(linda)

Blogiversary – 6 Years On

H-hi? Yes, I've been gone a while, but! I totally have legit excuses, and here they are: I have no excuse. I've had all the time in the world since work ended back in May (10 months ago!?) despite some traveling around Australia before my sudden move a month later. But honestly, a part of… Continue reading Blogiversary – 6 Years On

Contests & Blog Updates

Happy (very belated) Chinese New Year! 🎉🎊🎆🐕 Dogs are finally getting the recognition they deserve (again). But what about dogs under the couch/car/table? Underdogs too shall be recognized. 🐶👑 Ha. Ha ha? 🐾 (I need some fluff cuddling...) Real life has been... interesting of late, to put it mildly, and one of the several reasons for my lack… Continue reading Contests & Blog Updates

5 Year Blogiversary

Happy birthday blog! 🎉🎂 You're nearly old enough for kindergarten! I was going to write a longer, perhaps sentimental, post, yet sadly-- I failed to draft this appropriately ahead of time, woke up with a killer migraine, and slept over half the day. Welcome to life. 😬😴 Five years ago, I had just made the difficult… Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary

Cinematic Short Story Contest Update!

Squeeeeeee! 🤩 Ahem, forgive me. The email took me by surprise this morning (pros of living in a different timezone?), but very excited to announce I'm a semifinalist for Screencraft's Cinematic Short Story Contest!! 😍 I'm part of the top 12%?? Wow. 😲 WOW! 😳😁 Now I have another month (ish) to wait for the winners announcement, but I… Continue reading Cinematic Short Story Contest Update!