The Tide and Me
February 14, 2019

Warning: this post has nothing to do with Valentine's Day.

I wrote this as I was staring out a window of a café, drinking a really good cup of tea. I realised it's very easy to be hard on yourself, and inspired by that thought I wrote The Tide. It's me basically saying, "you are stronger than you think". Which is very true; we all are stronger than we think we are. I suppose it's a case of believing in ourselves.

Also, I decided to use metaphor of the tide because the beach will always be my spirit home.

Happy Valentine's Day. Make sure to love yourself!

The Tide
The Tide

What a foolish thing to do,
To discount the tide
In a way that
hardly thinks of it.

Perhaps it’s disconcerting
To think of it as it really is -
Perhaps therefore it
Is easier
To walk past it
With your eyes beneath your feet.

What a foolish thing to do,
What a foolish thi…

Welcome to my new website!
January 30, 2019

Well, would you look at this! I have a shiny new website, which also means exciting things are on the horizon. But enough of that for now; lets talk about TBoS.

Three Bags of Sugar (TBoS) was thought up back in 2012, named after the first short story I ever wrote. Since then, it has evolved into this fabulous new creature. In the past, it had photos, drawings, daily musings and the occasional book or film review. At its very heart though, it has always been about writing, and that's what I wanted to bring it back to. So from today, it will be filled with my writing (of course) as well as my experiences as a writer. There's a wealth of material there; I have many stories from the moment I realised I quite enjoyed "imagining up worlds" during my undergraduate degree (a few light years ago). I'm also sure there will be more stories to come as I navigate my way though the next chapter of my life.

If you're new to TBoS, and to me, then hello! My name is Karen, and I go by the slightly more writery name "K.M.L. Quinn"; my friends just call me Karen though.

This is a website for people who like to read, write, and maybe even dabble in a bit of both. It's also one that will be for filmmaking fans too, so don't change the channel just yet. I promise it's going to be fun.

So hello friend, my name is Karen and I am a writer. Welcome to TBoS.

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