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Vickie Johnstone

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April 2011


Hi, I live in London and work as a layout sub-editor on business magazines. I love reading, writing, films, the sea, art, animals, nature and travelling. Since 2011, I have self-published 15 books.

Books self-published in 2011:

Kaleidoscope (March) - 119 poems;
Travelling Light - a free book of 38 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June); and
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).

The Kiwi Series is written for readers aged 9 up. They follow the adventures of a magical cat called Kiwi and her two human friends, Amy and James. The books contain wonderful illustrations by Nikki McBroom.

Books published in 2012:

Day of the Living Pizza - a free comedy horror for ages 13 up (May);
Life's Rhythms - 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and

This one was written for Dan Mader's 2minutesgo writing exercise – kicking my writing butt! Head over to his website to read or write. It's up to you :) Happy Friday!


We have this and we have the middle, the beginning, but never the end. The finality of it all hovers in the distance, a bridge of empty air, conjured up by magic, wondered at, imagined; so clearly defined we may feel we can st... Read more of this blog post »
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Travelling light

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Kiwi in Cat City (Kiwi Seri...

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I Dream of Zombies

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Day of the Living Pizza (A ...

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3 Heads & a Tail

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The Sea Inside (Cerulean So...

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“I find this day Stands in the way Of finding you Beneath the blue”
Vickie Johnstone, Travelling light

“Shine   She makes music In the silence Feels it shine In the still Wakes the muse In the night Wanders free The pseudonym.”
Vickie Johnstone, Travelling light

“She slides between these walls one foot, two feet, a hand and two this is the space in which she lives breathes, empties all that she is   she knows, where the eye seeks to spy through circles drilled into the walls the hidden, they watch, scratching idly starving for love, the thing she lost   the ones she forgot were left behind they hide now like ghosts in the leaves rustling they leap upon the breeze echoes of the past haunting mirrors   the scribe knows, he laughs sometimes knowing all the things he does it only makes him fail, too self-absorbed to comprehend what she really is   the ghosts they circle inside these walls pushing their fingers through the paper seeking to caress the curls of her hair twisting, she knows they linger   inside, watching where the beetle runs trailing all his miniscule unlived lives between the pages of a book unseen she lived it, breathed it, all that ripples   thus she dances here alone, casting rainbow dust upon the bleakest grey the steel that rusts in crusts of red rosebud offerings to the elements   laughter so raw covers an ache so deep like a monster it yearns to spring inside, where the waiting ends inside, where the spiral grows   there’s a twist in the passage that eels a malevolent darkness screams opening the chasm that yawns awake stealing tomorrow for its own sake   it twists, but nothing can touch her, lost as she is in the echoes of her past”
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