2017 Kindness Challenge Sign-up!

Sign-up is open for the 2nd annual Kindness Challenge! Click on the photo to be redirected to the sign-up page! Last year we had over 80 participate and focus on kindness for 7 weeks.

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Merry Christmas – Blog Hopping Encouraged



A dedication to all my followers, across all platforms, and an apology for absence. You can also share links if you want to connect. Continue reading

Halloween Writing Contest Entries

Happy Halloween my ghoulish readers!halloween

Welcome back to Scale it Simples first ever Halloween writing contest.

This contest ends at midnight tonight, so there is still lots of time to enter your story. Check out the rules in the original post here.

You may leave a link to your story in the comment section of that blog. Once you submit I will add your story to this post.

Voting for this contest will be extended to Friday, November 4th, in order to give late entries a chance to gain votes. 

Moving onto the purpose of this post…

I wanted to share with you all the links to the Halloween story submissions so far.

Please read the stories and email scaleitsimpleblog@gmail.com to cast your vote for your favorite story.

So sit back, grab some Halloween candy, turn on your favorite horror film and start reading…  or writing!

The contest entries so…

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Dragon Stone; Schism



In a body that is failing, a mind wanders two realities. Divided, dying in one and hunted in another. It was never supposed to be this way. Continue reading

A-Z PE Challenge Day 7 (G)

Totally out of the blue….a fellow blogger, coincidentally named Gary, has written a very generous review as part of a challenge he’s working on. Amazing blog so go visit and follow post (bad pun) haste!


G was a tough one.  I don’t know why, the letter seems common enough!  I pondered for a moment nominating myself but this thought alone seemed so narcissistic I had to banish it from my mind immediately.

An interesting phenomenon has arisen amidst this A-Z challenge.  How to find letter specific bloggers?  This spurred a google search on how to find bloggers, which was quite unfruitful.  There are a few plugins that pretend to be able to do the job but I’m too computer illiterate and lazy to try to find if they are lying or not (the plugins).  I’m not sure if plugins are capable of lying or not, but since their creators are (I think) humans, I’m sure they have the ability.

I slowly came to the realization that I would have to search the good old fashioned way, which is a kind of “stumble upon” method.  I…

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The Room That Swallows People

After posting a short extract from a piece called An Absent Child a few kind readers asked for more concerning the series. This is the first part. Posted two years ago before my blog was similarly swallowed by time. For those who have already trolled back, I apologise, but for those who are new to my writing enjoy or turn and run away. It is not for me to decide what’s good or bad but for you as readers to let me know…and if the latter, why?


The paranormal brothers Carmichael witness the demise of an out of time woman in a room with an appetite.

Source: The Room That Swallows People

Computer Say No

Author: G. Jefferies




Catastrophising is a word I encountered recently in a mindfulnes course. Full application on internal mental WFT arrived last Eve when Windows 10 popped up a nugget of information saying your data drives stuffed, back it up pronto because I’m not turning on again until it’s fixed. Continue reading

The Assent of Rose Marie Gray

Author: G. Jefferies



Rose remembered screaming as the brightness engulfed her. The point of no return. Too late to change your mind, made another mistake, actually I don’t want to die like this. The pain was not so bad although her head really ached like someone was hammering her temples and sticking a hot needle up through the base of her skull. Not so bad is relative she decided. Josh had been worse. Continue reading