The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

Painting by Susan Alison

First of November is ‘National Author’s Day’, too — to celebrate those who “… sit down at a typewriter and open a vein …” (Ernest Hemingway) to provide some means of escapism from all the dreck the world throws up.

(Thank heaven it’s no longer the typewriter, though. I love my keyboard!)

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in



Wow! Did you notice that? It was your day flying by. This publication is your place to enjoy stories of 150 words or fewer about plants and people, wild animals and pets, gardens and food, how-to and how-not-to — written to inform and delight. Did I mention humor?

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Susan Alison

Paints pictures & writes stories for a living. Dogs appear in the art, & the humour — a lot! (Dogs have much to say about life.) Can be found at