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Cass Carlton
Location: Australia
Gender: Female
Born: Virgo
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: March 2015
INFORMATION
I have always been a writer at heart, but only since March of 2015 have I had a chance to explore the possibility of this being a real gift. I loved sewing quilts, making jam and pickles, planting seeds and tending them into fruitfulness, keeping house and being with my husband and our family BUT!! now I am able to indulge the desire to put pen to paper more frequently than ever before. It is said that writing is a "lonely profession" ,but I don't find it so. To me writing time is when I stop the world and get off. I wish, Oh how I wish I had found my Muse five years earlier. I feel I have lost so much time , to not only write, but to keep up the determination to complete a longer piece of work .I know now that I can. So it's time to get down to work. My stories are all lined up in order waiting for my pen to bring them to life. My wish has been granted. I now live a life of leisure. My meals are cooked and presented to me, my housework is negligible, the ironing no longer exists. So what is stopping me now? The habits of a lifetime are hard to dispel. If I am to make it as a writer I MUST WRITE. So here goes! Wish me luck and a healthy slice of determination. Because I really want to be a published writer. cheers Cass Carlton















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FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: Rice Pudding finished third in the contest "5-7-5 favorite dessert"
April 19, 2022 at 12:10AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: How did they know? finished second in the contest "Lent 2022, Week 5"
April 5, 2022 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: An eye for an eye finished second in the contest "~ War Story ~"
February 1, 2022 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: My Precious Refuge finished third in the contest "House Poem"
January 28, 2022 at 5:10PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: King David's Undoing finished first in the contest "Write a (((soft))) Erotica Poem"
January 19, 2022 at 12:13AM
    Cass Carlton: Thank you very much for this win. It is as welcome as it is unexpected. My intentions for this year are to be more prolific
    as a writer and a reviewer. This win is a start.
    January 21, 2022 at 9:57PM

Cass Carlton: Well, it's about time I did an update. My life has changed radically since I joined in 2015, so I'll now put everyone in the picture. My husband of 55years died on 19/02/2019. I went on living in our Housing Trust home, although having Parkinson's disease, I was a lot slower in my household tasks. I did have someone come in once a week to help, but it was, at times, a struggle to maintain the standard I had always set myself. The garden, my pride and joy, had become just green lawn with none of the flowers I'd grown in years past.
I had taken to going out a fair bit, on arranged outings with ACH
and was enjoying that considerably. Then disaster struck. 23/11/2019 I was heading for the kitchen for a morning coffee
when I fell over in the passage, knocking myself unconscious.
When I woke up I was prone on the floor with a pool of blood under my nose. My left arm felt distinctly 'weird" with my fingers not being where I thought they were. So, ambulance, hospital and away from home for two months. At last in February of 2020 I went home and was there for two whole weeks. Then, I fell over again and lacerated my left arm. Back to hospital again
and the rehab facility I'd been in before. I was ready to leave there when my son dropped the bombshell. He wasn't happy about me living alone any more and neither were the children.
So, the long and the short of it was, I moved. Within a few days I had moved to an aged care facility where I now live in the lap of luxury. My meals are all prepared and set before me, my medications are presented at the appointed hours, my slightest needs are noted and where reasonably possible fulfilled.
My son, his wife and all their children, ( his'n hers) have always included me in family celebrations, so I don't ever feel left out.
No longer having to take care of a whole house, now means I have a lot more time for writing. It is so pleasant to see a contest announced and to have plenty of time to prepare an entry. This year 2022 I intend having an entry in a contest every week. At least one a week, more if I can manage it.
Up until recently, my forte in writing has been poetry, but now I feel the urge to break out into prose. Stories, short and long.
Perhaps even a novel. Who knows what the future may hold?





January 13, 2022 at 9:57PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: My Favourite Things finished third in the contest "Things You Love Contest"
January 10, 2022 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: One Summer Morning finished second in the contest "SUPERNATURAL~ (NOT HORROR fiction)"
December 22, 2021 at 10:10PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: cold fingers finished third in the contest "Supernatural Free Verse"
August 20, 2021 at 5:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    August 26, 2021 at 6:47PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: Sounds Wonderful finished third in the contest "Five Senses"
July 4, 2021 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: Thud Pudding finished third in the contest "first botched holiday dinners"
November 3, 2020 at 10:10PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: The Wall finished third in the contest "All about writing"
October 17, 2020 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: George the Chicken Whisperer finished third in the contest "Through the eyes of a child"
August 15, 2020 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: When I was a Lass finished third in the contest "Song Parody"
January 20, 2019 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to Cass Carlton: Mirrored Memories finished first in the contest "Mirror Poem"
January 3, 2019 at 1:10AM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations on your win, Cass. This is a fantastic poem. Great job. Marilyn
    January 3, 2019 at 7:08PM

 
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Poetry 178
Short Works 122
Reviewing 145 (+1)
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Requiem reached "All Time Best" status.
April 21 at 11:56PM
Requiem reached "Recognized" status.
April 20 at 11:48PM
Rice Pudding finished third in the contest "5-7-5 favorite dessert"
April 19 at 12:10AM
How did they know? finished second in the contest "Lent 2022, Week 5"
April 5 at 12:13AM
Thoughts on an Antique Quilt reached "Recognized" status.
March 7 at 11:48PM
An eye for an eye finished second in the contest "~ War Story ~"
February 1 at 5:10AM
My Precious Refuge finished third in the contest "House Poem"
January 28 at 5:10PM
Conversations with my cats reached "Recognized" status.
January 21 at 11:48PM



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