It be time to update this page…

Hey up!

It’s now 02/11/15 and I am a little fitter and less forlorn.

I have been published in paper nine times: seven poems and two shorts.

I also have a new title: Pop-pop! Since his arrival, my beauuuuutiful grandson, Dexter, names me thus.

I am also up to 107,000 words on Merlin Awakes and finishing final editing.

Hope you are all well.
The star date is 05/12/13.
Me and my many personas have crash landed on the planet CpSingleton. A blog world.
If you are reading this then wrap up tightly, you have to and you may experience almost all of the levels of the human condition.
The posts switch frenetically from the philosophic to the surreal in the clicking of a mouse.
If you enjoy, feel free to express your interest. If you don’t enjoy the latter still applies. I can take it!! Promise.
Normal 2011 signal resumes…
I am a – not so young – writer of poetry and prose.

I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United.

I have no strict genre. I write children’s poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up to now I have stored them for my own and my family’s viewing, under the bed where the demon watches over them with dark, sinister eyes and talons sharper than an art teacher’s tongues.

Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films.
One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition.
You should’ve seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon.
It got the desired effect!

I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage.

2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army.
Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories.
Three are published on Kindle, with another out soon.
I have published three “older people” stories: Two’s Company, the treacle Rush, Can Paradise Wait?
A family fantasy/humour: The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon.
And a collection of nonsense poems and stories called: Space Here!
Two’s Company went to number seven in the charts
Oh and Two’s Company has been published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection: End It!

Update! Life Before World’s End, a unique collection of poems and statuses that reflect the triumphs and setbacks of getting through the other side of a breakdown, is out on Kindle.

Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe.


I am also very probably alien by birth. But, don’t worry I don’t probe people. I consider that very rude.
© C.p.Singleton, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


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  1. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! I especially wanted to thank you for being my 500th subscriber. 🙂

    Posted by Howlin' Mad Heather | January 14, 2012, 4:23 pm
  2. wow that’s quite a lot of publishing! thank you so much for subscribing to my posts 😀

    Posted by andy1076 | February 4, 2013, 1:14 pm
  3. Thanks for checking out What’s Broken. I’m impressed with all the work you’ve done. Part of being an artist requires flexibility, networking, and good luck besides talent. You seem to have that and more!

    Posted by lennonsundance | February 4, 2013, 1:27 pm
  4. Being ‘published’ sounds awe inspiring to me. I loved teaching children to write and was pleased when I became a headteacher that I could finally change the emphasis of the curriculum in my school to encourage children to write at length each week. The school rose through the ranks according to Ofsted, so writing must be good for you! Thanks for following my blog.

    Posted by Dorset explorer | February 4, 2013, 11:14 pm
    • A pleasure.
      I was invited to a couple of primary schools in Cumbria last year and had a great time writing nonsense poetry, Q & A and reading. The kids were so enthusiastic to have someone different in. I wished that i had had something similar when I was little.
      It is lovely to speak to someone who seems to genuinely care about the kids! Well done! And thank you in advance from the kids. We remember the ones that care.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 5, 2013, 11:47 am
  5. I just discovered that you are following my blog – “A Way With Words”. I appreciate that you have been drawn into my corner of the blogosphere and that you have hung around long enough to read my work (and evidently enjoy what you’ve read). I will be following your blog as well. Perhaps we can sit down with a virtual cup of coffee and scones some day and wallow in our mutual literary geniuses (or would it be geneses? Genesis?) You get the idea.

    Posted by indytony | February 5, 2013, 4:56 am
  6. As one of my beloved followers, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude by sharing with you my exciting news of becoming a newly published author! And, of course, I wanted you to be among the very first to get a chance to read the rest of my debut novel, The Legacy of Blood, now available in e-book format.

    (No worries if you don’t have a Kindle or other e-reader device, they have free ones to download on your computer. I went on Amazon and downloaded their “Kindle for PC” absolutely free! Love it! Here’s the link if you need it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download .)

    Again, I want to thank you kindly for all the support. And you never know, as some of my followers have told me, you could say you’ve had a big hand in helping make Shelby Westland a household name! 😛

    The Legacy of Blood on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Blood-Sanguivore-Saga-ebook/dp/B00C5J7V2E/
    Other e-reader retailers to follow soon!


    Posted by shelbywestland | April 8, 2013, 3:17 am
  7. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, it means a great deal to me. I also have a sibling site to Beyond The Cracked Window titled Through The Cracked Window which together form a before and after personal perspective.

    Your site is fascinating and I will be reading some of your published work, (congratulations on having them published).


    Posted by stephendallen | April 18, 2013, 2:55 pm
    • And now thank you. I loved the layout of your site. Mine is a little boring. I haven’t time to be bothering with that.I have too much writing to do. That doesn’t good does it? But I am a writer not web designer. lol
      Thanks for the congrats. I hope to have another two published soon. Take care and nice to virtually meet you.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | April 18, 2013, 3:05 pm
  8. Thank you for following the one beginner’s site such is mine. That means a lot to me. I am looking forward to explore yours as well! Seems that you have lot of interesting stuffs here. 🙂

    Posted by Sky Vani | April 18, 2013, 3:11 pm
  9. REALLY!!? I am flabergasted! I’m flibberbungled!! Bless ya lovely socks! Thank you very much! I am very honoured!!

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | April 22, 2013, 12:59 pm
  10. Hi Chris, a quick note to let you know Space Face is taking on a life of his own… http://wildersoul2.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-making-of-space-face-3d-part-i/

    Posted by WilderSoul | April 30, 2013, 12:22 am
  11. Chris! Have you seen this? Sounds like crazy spontaneous creativity erupting into youtube! I thought of the way Space Face is taking off, and how it may fit with this sort of endeavour. Sound interesting to you?

    Posted by WilderSoul | May 1, 2013, 8:11 pm
  12. C. p.,
    Your following my blog “Randa Lane…” has warmed the ol’ cockles of my alleged heart! My blog has undergone a change in focus to almost 100% poetry and haiku, which I’ve been writing and publishing for most of my adult life. Your blog, your poetry, your quirky personality (!) assure me that, in you, I have found a kindred spirit. I am honored to follow your writings! Should be quite a hoot. 🙂


    Posted by pi314chron | May 3, 2013, 6:32 pm
    • Thank you that was a lovely thing to say. Interesting profile picture. The photographer must have been a midget, because the tiny fool missed your top half! Look forward to swapping ideas.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | May 4, 2013, 3:49 pm
  13. So happy for you and all that you have going on! You definitely have this writing thing down. 🙂 God bless!

    Posted by Debbie | May 4, 2013, 7:21 am
    • Not quite down yet, thank you though. I still have a long way to go yet. A publishing deal would be nice. Not a publisher are you? Heehee

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | May 4, 2013, 3:52 pm
  14. Thank you for following my blog. Dianne

    Posted by SchmidleysScribbling | May 21, 2013, 2:39 pm
  15. Thanks for finding my poem/my page, and thereby leading me to you. Looking forward to reading much more of your oh-so-refreshing observations and ideas. 🙂

    Posted by Sunflower | May 21, 2013, 6:28 pm
  16. Thanks for following my blog! I hope you’ll enjoy my posts 🙂

    Posted by Christina Channelle | May 23, 2013, 12:08 am
  17. thanks for stopping by my blog:

    Posted by eetamil | June 1, 2013, 3:26 pm
  18. Hello, C.P., thanks for following my poetry blog 🙂

    Posted by Martin Shone | June 1, 2013, 3:28 pm
  19. I love your story – good for you – brilliant! Look forward to exploring your blog and thank you for following me also. 😉

    Posted by Laura Crean | June 8, 2013, 2:48 pm
  20. Thank you for stopping by and following, I am honoured.

    Posted by Tetraplegic Bhoy | June 8, 2013, 3:04 pm
  21. Youth has its advantages, age, its ability to see through those advantages.

    Welcome to the club of those of us marching to the crest of the hill, as you are, or down the other side, as I am.

    And, thanks for dropping by my blog site.

    Good luck to what appears a rising moon in your favor.

    Interested in your short stories. Published my own collection, Through the Glass Darkly, on Amazon last year, and working to sift through my poetry for a second collection I’ll entitle “Slices,” which — if you comment on one or two, I’ll send you a copy gratis. You have to say “Include this in Slices” somewhere in the comment.

    See you on the other side.

    Posted by skipmars | June 8, 2013, 4:45 pm
    • Will happily read your work and comment, with or without a free book. Thank you anyway.
      Talking of free books, Space Here! is free for the next few days. Please take a look and comment.
      Love the title, Through the Glass Darkly!! Will definitely check that out.
      I only wish the moon was in my favour, because the world is kicking my shins repeatedly at the moment. It’s only our hard work and commitment that drives us to glory’s flag. Hmmmm, should write a poem about that! lol
      Thanks for your time and good luck with your projects.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | June 9, 2013, 3:40 pm
  22. Thanks so much for following. All the best with the many strands of your work – it sounds like things are going well!

    Posted by thesmallsolution | June 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
  23. As a follower of “A Way With Words”, you are invited to a domain warming party as I move to a new blog address. Click on this link –


    You’ll think you are in a parallel universe.

    While you are there, be sure to click the “Follow” button. Within the next week, I plan to publish exclusively from this site. Don’t miss out on any of the fun!

    Posted by tonyroberts64 | June 16, 2013, 1:31 am
  24. Thanks for stopping by “What’s The Good Word?” and for following. I am enjoying your creativity! blessings to you!

    Posted by lljostes | June 18, 2013, 2:38 pm
  25. You don’t appear an idiot but you do exude heart. Thanks for the like.

    Posted by Lesley Buse | June 18, 2013, 3:08 pm
  26. Thanks for the blog follow 😉

    Posted by AR Neal | June 19, 2013, 5:07 pm
  27. Thanks for following my blog. I will follow you as well. Best wishes, beebeesworld

    Posted by beebeesworld | June 20, 2013, 12:48 am
  28. I appreciate your following my Act Like You Mean Business blog and I welcome you to (re)join me in its new location at http://www.RobBiesenbach.com/blog. Today’s post is on Josh Whedon’s inspiring approach to the writing process. Thank you!

    Posted by Rob Biesenbach | June 20, 2013, 8:33 pm
  29. Dear CP,

    I am very glad you followed me because it led me to your action-packed site. Will be back here many times…


    Posted by The Drugstore Notebook | June 21, 2013, 11:39 pm
    • Bless yer lovely socks! I am glad I followed you because you appear to be a lovely human being! look forward to scampering through your site! thank you!!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | June 22, 2013, 3:19 pm
  30. Thank you very much for liking my poem ‘clarity’. I look forward to reading your prose and poetry. Thanks again.

    Posted by thepenmightierthansword | June 28, 2013, 11:06 pm
  31. Gosh I feel exhausted reading what you have been up to! Thanks for liking ‘At Bradley’s Meadow’ and following my blog, I look forward to reading more and now follow you too!

    Posted by Helen Jane Merritt...Musings from a Random Mind | June 30, 2013, 1:51 pm
  32. Thank you for stopping by my blog and even moreso the follow. Hope you don’t mind the occasional wrath of a southern girl’s foul mouth; other than that….WELCOME!
    As well, I’d like to return the favor and follow back. Again.. thanks!

    Posted by lisajohnsonsawyer | July 13, 2013, 5:20 pm
    • There’s nothing finer than Southern lady successfully venting spleen!
      A big thank you from a Northerner! Us Yorkshire folk are also known for our bluntness. Nice to meet you, lovely lady.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | July 14, 2013, 11:14 am
  33. Thanks for your follow of my blog, I appreciate it! Wishing you a truly fulfilling writing career!

    Posted by Sibylle Ingeborg Preuschat | July 31, 2013, 9:08 pm
  34. Hello CP, welcome to the blog Me & Ian or Spirit & Earthling. If this blog, or anything else I have written inspire you feel free to put it to use – all free 🙂
    I wish you well in your endeavours.

    Posted by Ian Gardner | August 16, 2013, 12:12 am
  35. Thank you for following, I will enjoy your blog and visit often. Ann

    Posted by writerannjohnsonmurphree | August 18, 2013, 2:38 pm
  36. Thank you so much for joining us at wePoets! we are happy to have you on this journey. We would love to showcase anything you would like to share!

    Posted by wepoetsshowit | August 18, 2013, 5:50 pm
  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I’m happy to have found yours as well. Keep writing. 🙂

    Posted by c.k. ledford | August 20, 2013, 11:46 am
  38. Thank you for taking a few moments to stop by and follow my blog. I’ve been reading through your blog, and a lot of it makes me laugh… and not all of my stuff is likely to be nearly so amusing, but I hope you can find enough stuff in there to bring a smile. 🙂

    Posted by misplacedbookworm | August 20, 2013, 4:25 pm
    • Why thank you kind blogger friend!! I’m certain, if we share the same sense of humour, that I will find something to electrify my giggle bones!! look forward to finding out! take care!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | August 20, 2013, 4:35 pm
  39. Hi cpsingleton42. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘ Feral Cats!’ And for wanting to follow my poetry adventures. I write for pleasure and to keep me sane. You seem to have done amazingly. I feel humble that you like my creations. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

    Posted by Malctg - The Foureyed Poet. | August 20, 2013, 5:15 pm
  40. thank you for following my blog 🙂

    Posted by Sada Khanal | August 21, 2013, 11:46 pm
  41. Thank you for finding and following my blog. I can’t wait to explore yours. And good for you for not giving up and plunging forward!

    Posted by girlcaptain | August 25, 2013, 2:34 pm
  42. Thanks for the like and the follow!!

    Posted by pangeanpoetry | August 26, 2013, 3:57 pm
  43. Thanks for following my blog! From a writer, to a writer, I really look forward to reading your work 🙂

    Posted by wordsbyannierose | September 1, 2013, 3:36 am
  44. Thank you so much for the follow and visiting my blog 😀
    I did the same 🙂
    You have a nice blog 😀
    Have a blessed day ahead 🙂 🙂

    Posted by ankushmehta | September 3, 2013, 4:51 pm
  45. Dear Charlie Papa Sierra India November Golf Lima Echo Tango Oscar November Esq:
    I lived in Leeds for two years while studying to be a zoologist…this I failed, but it appears that I’ve eventually found you.
    Much love
    Trenton Babbage

    Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | September 7, 2013, 4:04 am
    • Dear Tango, Bravo. Echo,

      How can one fail to pass Zoology in Leeds! Just stand outside Queens hotel at 2am! Write Thesis. BOSH!
      Get hit in tummy region by a raving loony for writing said thesis on pavement.
      Also, not to dampen your fried potatoes, but I found you!
      The Diploma is mine.

      Smiles and gravy


      Posted by cpsingleton42 | September 7, 2013, 12:30 pm
      • Dear Charlie Papa Sierra India November Golf Lima Echo Tango Oscar November Esq:
        I fear I was not clear; I passed my Zoology degree, I just never carried on to became a zoologist; but I did get my nose broken in Millennium Square…swings and roundabouts.
        You found me…or someone told you to come here?

        Either way; much &c.
        Trenton Babbage

        Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | September 9, 2013, 12:37 am
      • Dear Tango Bravo Echo,

        Was it broken by a zebra?
        They can be quite vindictive, despite their calm, two-tone exterior.

        I found you via a brown bear named Wallace, but it was still my choice! I had to walk through the door. And it broke my nose!
        Doors and Zebras are not to be trifled with.

        Many thunks

        Senior Singleton

        Posted by cpsingleton42 | September 9, 2013, 9:29 pm
      • Dear Charlie Papa Sierra India November Golf Lima Echo Tango Oscar November Esq:

        ‘Twas nothing quite so intelligent as a zebra, although I must confess I brought it on myself. I don’t of course think that this then negates your point about not trifling with zebras…a zebra brandishing a door is one of the most frightening things known to mankind; and a zebra holding a louvre door, is like a ninja.

        Many ninjas

        Trenton Babbage

        Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | September 12, 2013, 1:19 am
  46. Thank you so much for reading my posts and following my blog. I’ll be sure to keep an eye on your blog too.

    Posted by bikerchick57 | September 7, 2013, 6:33 pm
  47. Dear Tango Bravo Echo,

    The mere thought of a Zebra brandishing a louvre door is not only frightening but ridiculously funny! Although please do not pass my amusement to your African equid pals. One I can avoid, by running downstairs, several band together to form a deranged barber-shop quartet and will sing me out into the open!!

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | September 13, 2013, 7:56 pm
  48. Hi,

    Thanks for the recent blog follow. It led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I look forward to reading more of your interesting posts.

    Happy blogging!


    Posted by Nancy Loderick | September 15, 2013, 8:07 pm
  49. Absolutely well done on your success to date, wonderful to read and thank you so much for the blog following, delighted to be following your blog also. Clarabelle 🙂

    Posted by poemsbyclarabelle | September 18, 2013, 4:47 pm
  50. wow!

    giving hope ‘full-time idiots with a heart’ everywhere


    Posted by slavesincorporated | September 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
  51. Dang, sir, you are one prolific papa (in the literary sense, not the biological sense). Thanks for the follow!

    Posted by minnepoppalis | September 19, 2013, 8:37 pm
  52. So glad to have found your blog, you have crafted some beautiful work!
    Looking forward to following and reading more.
    ~ Christy

    Posted by runningonsober | September 22, 2013, 12:11 am
  53. Hey. Cool blog! It’s always great to read about other people’s travelling experiences. On our website we normally publish stories and articles about hitch-hiking and travelling so if you any story you would like to be seen by a wider audience (with a link to your blog of course). This is how we do it: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/your-contributions/travel-stories/ Drop us a line if you are interested.
    Happy travels!

    Posted by Hitch-Hikers' Handbook | September 23, 2013, 12:15 am
  54. Glad to find you .You have an interesting blog.I will look at your archives when I find time.Looking forward to read more from you !!!!Cheers !!!

    Posted by Praveena | September 23, 2013, 6:43 am
  55. …”full time idiot with a heart”.. Love that. U have me hooked on that alone…
    oh, and thanks for the follow. May not have found you otherwise 🙂

    Posted by randomblurting | September 28, 2013, 6:35 pm
    • Why, fanks kind new blog friend!! You are most kind! Love your blog! Can’t wait to read your work.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | September 28, 2013, 8:21 pm
      • Hahaha, you even say ‘fanks’ the way I do!! Awesome. (yeah, I get bowled over the little things people do!)… wow, thank you for the wonderful and most generous compliment about my blog! Flattery will get you a few likes on yours too!! (kidding..!!! ) I am really really looking forward to delving into your work too 🙂 Huge thanks for dropping by!!

        Posted by randomblurting | September 28, 2013, 8:33 pm
  56. Thank you so much for the follow. :D. I look forward to reading more of you.
    cate b

    Posted by cate b | September 30, 2013, 2:14 am
  57. Just wanted to say thanks for following Thoughts and Sundry Things! Cheers!

    Posted by Laura | October 1, 2013, 2:24 pm
  58. Dear CP,
    Thanks for stopping by and “Liking” my post “Shattered Glass”.

    Posted by astraltravler | October 1, 2013, 9:52 pm
  59. Thank you very much for following my blog. I really enjoy your humourous (and quirky) style! Though humour is a main focus throughout your pieces (that I have read so far), there is a certain level of realism that makes your work relatable and interesting. It’s very witty. Style says a lot about someone. I am sure we would have become quick friends had we met in person! I have started reading your Bram Stoker series, and I am enjoying it immensely. Please keep up the excellent work. – Shannon

    Posted by Shannon Wood | October 3, 2013, 8:13 pm
    • Hellooo,
      No Fank you! Really enjoy your work!
      We shall start by being blog pals and one may never know: one day while we are signing our books or on the TV we will look across and say hi in person!! Really glad you enjoy! I will have to finish Bram Stoker’s Spatula now!
      Take care new blog friend!
      The Carrot!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | October 3, 2013, 8:25 pm
  60. Thank you for coming by to visit and for following. I enjoy your wit and musings here. Congrats on all your success. Keep the nose to grind, or was it the other way around? 😉

    Posted by islandrain2013 | October 19, 2013, 1:18 pm
  61. Hey – pssst! C.p! There is a showcase at wePoets of SpaceFace! I am laughing all over again!

    Posted by WilderSoul | November 16, 2013, 9:54 pm
  62. Hi Chris,
    I’m still working my way through the Crush It With Kindle book by John Tighe. He knows how to sell Kindle books! Perhaps it could be of help in selling yours?
    Just a random thing I came across, thought you might be interested: http://happyreads.net/videos/

    Posted by WilderSoul | November 23, 2013, 11:07 pm
  63. Thanks for Liking “Put a tail on it and call it a weasel” on “APhoenixInCode”!

    Posted by John_in_Penang | December 3, 2013, 6:13 am
  64. I’ve nominated you for the Shaun’y Award for Blogging Excellence. Check out the page here: http://lilmisspoutinessegues.wordpress.com/awards/ and thanks for being an inspiration to me!

    Posted by lilmisspoutine | December 10, 2013, 2:05 am
  65. Hi Carrot. I just want to say I enjoy reading your poetry and would like to start the new year with a nomination for excellence. Here is the link and have a great new year 🙂

    Posted by kcharbneau | January 1, 2014, 8:25 pm
  66. Thank you for liking my post. How did you start the process of putting your books together? Did you self-publish?

    Posted by sthewriter | January 8, 2014, 5:16 am
    • No problem. Pleasure was all mine!!
      I published via kindle. Very easy to do, but to be honest I haven’t had a great deal of luck selling, so always looking for other ways.
      Good luck.
      If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
      Good luck for 2014!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 8, 2014, 1:19 pm
  67. Hi. Where can I take a look at “The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army” and its artwork? I love the title.

    Posted by Nicolas Fleurot | January 8, 2014, 11:02 pm
  68. Thanks for coming by my log. I look forward to reading more of your work. 🙂

    Posted by Imelda | January 10, 2014, 8:56 pm
  69. I dig the new blog theme! Easy to dive into your work in an orderly fashion… And don’t take that as motivation to change it up! Good call.

    Posted by Journey In Rhyme | January 11, 2014, 4:41 am
  70. CP, all power to your elbow, and thanks for the like!

    Posted by ARvWD | January 14, 2014, 3:20 pm
  71. Thanks for liking my blog and following! Yours looks interesting – looks like you do a lot of writing-type stuff. Following back.

    Posted by Sue Fenton | January 16, 2014, 7:04 pm
  72. Thank you for the follow on Petals Unfolding. May my blog enrich your life as it has mine! ~Amy~

    Posted by Lady Pinkrose | January 16, 2014, 8:18 pm
  73. I love all the Prose and Poetry with all the Idiotic tale you try to tell, fine jokes apart Love your work in Blogosphere so have nominated you for Sunshine Award, Please oblige and keep doing the Good work and Share with all the world.

    Posted by sagarika | January 17, 2014, 1:26 am
  74. Hello,
    I just noticed you stopped by my little recovery blog, and say Thank You for coming by. I went and also read your Author Bio on Amazon.com, cute! I’m a new fan! I have a new writers blog too! http://anAuthorandWriterinProgress.wordpress.com 🙂 *Cheers* *Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon* 🙂

    Posted by Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon | January 22, 2014, 4:04 am
  75. Humbled by your liking ~ Sea

    Posted by seannapearl | January 22, 2014, 7:41 pm
  76. Thank you for stumbling onto my blog and helping me to discover yours! Coming across your writing and self-description has so far been both an inspiring and validating experience. Looking forward to further reading!!!!

    Posted by amandapoet | January 23, 2014, 11:51 pm
  77. Enjoying what I’ve read so far. Thanks for the follow.

    Posted by liamiman | January 24, 2014, 4:50 pm
  78. First off thanks for stopping by my crazy un paid blog.

    So a poet, a writer of prose, an actor and an idiot. How do you manage to juggle all those things is something I´ll have to read about. I like the diversity of the blog. You got yourself a new stalker.

    Posted by charlypriest | January 26, 2014, 4:42 pm
    • Firstly: FANKS!! Mine too is un-paid. Unfortunately.
      I do not have enough hours in the day for what I’d love to be paid to do! Some would say obsession. And they not would be far off the bull’s eye. Haha
      I fank you for the follow and look forward to reading your work.
      All the best for 2014!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 26, 2014, 4:53 pm
  79. Thanks for the like and sub! I see you have some knowledge of the children’s genre. Perhaps you and I could be of some assistance to one another there. I have actually been looking for some people to “workshop” content with on my first children’s book (which will become a series). It won an award from my uni, but I want to be sure it’s good enough to acquire a publishing agent before I send it out/pitch it. If you’re down to read it and provide some feedback/criticism (both content and copy), then I would be willing to do the same for your pieces in the future. Comment me back if you’re interested and we could exchange emails (unless my thing already allows you to email me, in which case, go right ahead).

    Posted by Michael Ponce | January 26, 2014, 11:32 pm
  80. Thanks for following my blog, Though I Fall! It was my first “follow” and I am grateful for it. By the way, I love your tag: “PART TIME ACTOR, ASPIRING WRITER OF POETRY AND PROSE AND FULL-TIME IDIOT WITH A HEART.” Especially the “full-time idiot with a heart”. It speaks to me somehow…8^).

    Posted by scotswanderer | January 28, 2014, 12:30 am
  81. I’m looking forward to reading some of your blogs. Today I want to say thank you for following Yarrowhouse.

    Posted by Yarrowhouse | January 28, 2014, 12:53 pm
  82. Thanks for following my blog. Tis a privy ledge to be followed by someone as evidently talented as your good self. 🙂

    Posted by StoryTeller | January 31, 2014, 12:17 pm
  83. Thank you SO much for the “like” and the “follow” on my blog “Because of Christ Inspirational Poetry”! It’s a blessing to my heart knowing that my poetry is touching others : )

    Posted by teresapoetry | February 2, 2014, 12:50 am
  84. Hi there – thanks for following my blog! I’m rather new to poetry, so am learning a lot by perusing your blog. Love the Haiku – I might try it out! If you’re on Facebook, check out the Blackjack Poets page. Three lines of seven syllables each to add up to twenty-one. It’s fun and silly.

    Posted by melanielynngriffin | February 3, 2014, 4:01 pm
  85. Hi there! I loved your poetry, finally something I can relate to. Thanks for following my blog at A mom’s blog. Al the best, Zainab

    Posted by znjavid | February 7, 2014, 6:37 pm
  86. Hi, thank you for following! 🙂

    Posted by youngwomanstory | February 12, 2014, 12:39 am
  87. Thanks for the follow.
    Your thoughts and style render classicism to your poetry.

    Posted by meenas17 | February 12, 2014, 12:48 am
  88. Hi! Glad you liked my post and thanks for the following, it gave me the opportunity to visit yours. Nice “About” page, looking forward to following you too 🙂

    Posted by luluspoetrycorner | February 14, 2014, 12:28 pm
  89. one of my favorite names for a blog, even tho I dont really understand it. madstoffa’s crunchy house…

    Posted by feeloflike | February 20, 2014, 5:24 am
    • I will let you into a state secret, and if you repeat I deny it, it’s loosely based on about fifteen of my favourite comedy concepts! Does that help? I’m sure the world is less shadowy now, eh? 😊
      Glad it struck a chord!! FANKS!!!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 20, 2014, 7:53 am
  90. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

    Posted by Gede Prama | February 20, 2014, 7:52 am
  91. I am honored that you responded positively to my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.

    Posted by Harold Knight | February 20, 2014, 5:10 pm
  92. What part of Cumbria you in? I’ve got family and good mates in Whitehaven….The Three Tunns is my home away from home 🙂

    Posted by zeroBelief | February 24, 2014, 11:47 pm
  93. thanks for the visit. interesting site you have here.

    Posted by Virgilio Gavia | March 6, 2014, 1:12 am
  94. What a wonderful, wacky, whimsical, wow mind you’ve got there or is it here. I’m glad you’re older. I am too. I just started blogging a few weeks ago. I’ve always adored strange little poems and stories. Your thinking process reminds me of a little book I purchased back in1978 called Fold a Banana. I’ll visit back here for more of this unpredictable ride. Thank you for sharing your abounding talents and stories and poetry and………….

    Posted by anntogether.com | March 7, 2014, 10:55 pm
    • Awwww! What a wonderful comment! I look forward to reading yours!
      I don’t have a thinking process. That would define me as a finker! 😊
      Fanks AnneMarie! Take care of you and yours!!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | March 7, 2014, 11:32 pm
  95. Love your “ABOUT” It’s great to be disciplined about your frenetic ‘ captures ‘ Im like that. It’s almost like Poetic, creative,,Attention Deficit Disorder for me. . . So much to share all at once before the meat burns and the Macaroni overboils,while the ice cream melts, which is why I eat it first, or between it usually turns out to be.Life! What’s not to be inspired by?

    Posted by kennymack2 | March 8, 2014, 2:19 pm
    • Exactly! Whether good, bad or plain daft (which pretty much covers politics) there is always something to say!
      Fanks for saying hi! It’s good to meet you!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | March 8, 2014, 3:06 pm
  96. Hey! 🙂 Thank you for the sub! There is lots more poetry to come. Keep coming back 🙂

    Posted by youngwomanstory | March 8, 2014, 7:45 pm
  97. Hello there. I just wanted to drop by and thank you for following my blog. I also want to wish you the best of luck in your blogging. P.S. – I really enjoy your poetry.

    Posted by zydaen | March 21, 2014, 8:55 am
  98. Hello – Thanks for visiting my blog and “liking” my poem. Always happy to meet a fellow poet and writer, especially one with an interest in children’s writing. Best wishes!

    Posted by Shery Alexander Heinis | March 28, 2014, 8:21 pm
  99. Hi. What a loaded site. You’re some fellow. Thanks for the follow

    Posted by tt4r | March 30, 2014, 5:09 am
  100. Hello, thank you following my blog. Looks like you have some fantastic work here, I’m looking forward to reading through your work 🙂

    Posted by jodysscribbles | March 31, 2014, 5:10 pm
  101. Heya thank you for checking out my blog, I appreciate the follow! You have a really interesting site, good luck with your work 🙂 x

    Posted by beckarooney | April 5, 2014, 4:30 pm
  102. Hello. Thank you for coming by healingforhearts and liking “A Cacophony.” Just from reading this page, I can see that I will need a large mug of coffee and a nice period of time to explore your blog. I’ll do that one day soon. Blessings on you. Hannah

    Posted by lifehelps | May 6, 2014, 11:00 pm
  103. I see you don’t live in a box either and like to explore many themes! 🙂

    Posted by TheCrazyBagLady | May 14, 2014, 6:42 pm
    • Claustrophobia won’t let me allow walls of any sort to grow around me, especially when learning to write. I hope I have a reasonably decent voice to cover most subjects.
      Great bloggers, such as yourself keep inspiring new routes. FANKS for that!!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | May 14, 2014, 6:50 pm
      • I look forward to following your blog. I like to follow inspirational people such as yourself 🙂

        Posted by TheCrazyBagLady | May 15, 2014, 5:54 am
      • Me, inspirational? Nah. I do appreciate the follow from a real inspirational blogger though! FANKS!

        Posted by cpsingleton42 | May 15, 2014, 9:02 am
  104. What a great place to grab a coffee and sit for a while. Your energy is contagious. Thanks for dropping by to visit over at Willy Nilly and deciding to follow along with the madness. You left directions on how to find you here and, of course, I had to come see for myself. Gobsmackingly delightful abounds here. Hope you don’t mind if I linger a bit, I think this is going to be fun.

    Posted by Willy Nilly | May 21, 2014, 12:45 am
  105. You have a really versatile blog. And thanks for the follow. I appreciate it.

    Posted by dharmendr | May 23, 2014, 4:55 am
  106. Hello! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I find this space of yours quite intriguing! I look forward to reading 🙂

    Posted by jetgirlcos | June 3, 2014, 3:29 am
  107. Many thanks for ‘liking’ my blog post on May Angelou. Enjoyed your website.

    Posted by grimspound | June 3, 2014, 5:33 pm
  108. Your blog is magic land to me. You got a powerful pen! Thank you!
    Ann Marie

    Posted by immersedatlantitha | June 7, 2014, 9:07 am
  109. Thanks for visiting and liking my poem! Enjoy your blog and Outlook… Gonna follow you! Beware, I am watching! Ha ha! The world shakes! 🙂
    Long may the mayhem and fun continue! Thanks…

    Posted by Rob McShane | June 12, 2014, 3:55 pm
  110. CP…I love your writing…Fantastic! Thank you so much for following. =)

    Posted by Cat | June 12, 2014, 4:25 pm
  111. thanks for following my blog 🙂 – Leeds, Cumbria sounds familiar – my travels go Pontefract-Cumbria (with a circuitous route between)

    Posted by flissw | June 17, 2014, 4:38 pm
  112. I must say, you have an awesome looking blog, and I really appreciate you visiting my site. Your writings are fabulous! Lorna

    Posted by Lorna Melia | June 24, 2014, 6:38 pm
  113. What do you mean “sharper than an art teacher’s tongues”! I take exception to that, if you please. As an art teacher of seven years running, I have never once cut a student! Now, I have been wounded deeply by a fresh from art school high school teacher who told me I had skill but no talent. So… maybe there is some truth in your declaration.
    Thanks for stopping in to my baby blog.

    Posted by JanKarol | June 26, 2014, 3:27 am
    • What does this “fresh from art school high school teacher” know? Upstart! You go show him/her.
      I was referring to all the art teachers I have ever has the pleasure of being taught by.
      You maybe different, but your upstart is of the same ilk it seems!
      It was pleasure!
      Take care of you and yours

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | June 26, 2014, 12:32 pm
  114. Thanks for the follow sir, I appreciate it! Gonna explore your blog when I have a bit of time… 🙂

    Posted by Joy | June 27, 2014, 11:42 pm
  115. Thanks for liking my post! Been poking around your blog. Good stuff. I’m sure you’re not short of followers, but now you have one more.

    Regards, Michael

    Posted by Michael Graeme | June 29, 2014, 10:22 pm
  116. Thak you for reading and following my blog. Very exciting reading here!

    Posted by shellyfaber | July 2, 2014, 4:15 pm
  117. You, my dear, are too interesting a sort to pass up!

    Posted by Reenie Denver | July 11, 2014, 10:25 pm
    • I’ve just had a sneaky peek at yours and, my sister from another mister, it appears the gratefully received sentiment is mutual! A pleasure to meet your talented acquaintance.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | July 11, 2014, 10:39 pm
  118. Nice to meet you!

    Posted by spill71 | July 17, 2014, 1:39 pm
  119. Hi, thanks for the follow …I really appreciate it.

    Posted by eileen049 | July 19, 2014, 8:55 pm
  120. Gotta like someone with the honest humility and humor to confess to being a “full-time idiot with a heart”. All the best to you.

    Posted by Hiseyeonme | July 31, 2014, 9:49 pm
  121. interesting about page! 🙂

    Posted by psychologistmimi | August 20, 2014, 1:09 pm
  122. Thanks for your visit and follow to my; I’m glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to following yours as well.
    Steve K

    Posted by stevieck | September 9, 2014, 5:52 pm
  123. Just finished spending a great deal of time wandering through your twitter and wordpress sites. Very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to reading much more of your interesting imagination. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Have an inspiring evening.

    Posted by smsanders33 | September 12, 2014, 8:29 pm
  124. Dear CP Singleton42: Many thanks for visiting, liking and following. (However did you find me?) Is “42” your age, or the year of your birth? Am I being nosy? Yes. Anyway, I see there’s lots and lots and lots to read here. I’m going to have to take it slowly, bit by bit. But I’ll be back. 🙂

    Posted by ninamishkin | October 7, 2014, 10:29 pm
    • My pleasure. Great blog. It was passed to me by the CIA. Lol
      42 was originally picked for its literary connection, but now I sadly have reached that age, despite the deal I made with the powers at be, several years ago. How. Rude! 😉
      Hopefully you may find something you may like.
      Take care of you and yours.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | October 7, 2014, 10:39 pm
  125. Hi CP Singleton, thanks for all your likes on my blog! Good meeting you, Vonita 🙂

    Posted by movingtowardsthelight | October 19, 2014, 7:50 am
  126. Thanks for liking my post☺

    Posted by hapi09 | October 21, 2014, 3:52 am
  127. Thanks for the like and follow on my blog. I’ve been through a similar “oh bugger it” journey this year! I look forward to having a good nosey around your site – loads on here!

    Posted by Al The Author | October 23, 2014, 10:47 pm
  128. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for liking my poem on WordMusic. I truly appreciate it.


    Posted by kauaiartist | November 19, 2014, 9:27 pm
  129. Welcome to planet Blog, continent Earth. I am extremely pleased to have you here and your follow has been reciprocated and appreciated. Carry on, and we will see you soon. Thanks.

    Posted by dbp49 | November 19, 2014, 11:21 pm
  130. Thanks very much for the follow. It’s great to see other poetry out in the world. I hope you continue to enjoy reading mine and I hope to see more of yours.

    Posted by Elizabeth | November 20, 2014, 5:00 am
  131. Bula C.p., thank you for following my blog and for liking my (sole piece of good) poetry. I am (very) new to poetry and your pieces have opened my eyes to the fact that poems do not have to rhyme, they just need to have meaning (or not) 🙂 Thank you so much.

    Posted by siterinadi | November 20, 2014, 6:11 pm
    • if I could be so bold as to offer any advice, even though I am not a master by any means, find your voice by going with your gut. and practice by writing. if the topic feels right with a rhyming form then go for it. If that’s your beginning then you are off to a tremendous start. keep at it for sure!
      Fank you too! All the best to you and yours.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | November 20, 2014, 6:46 pm
  132. Thanks for liking my poem, “The Persistence of Memory!”

    Man, I thought I was a genre-hopping madman; you’re all over the place!

    Always good to hear from other “Full-time Idiots.” They used to call us Renaissance Men.

    God bless.

    My best to you and your family.

    Posted by A. Sea Herndon | November 23, 2014, 1:20 am
    • And to you and yours!
      Great work!
      Renaissance men?
      Until that is either confirmed or denied i will stay an idiot with a heart? 😊
      Nice to meet a like-minded madman!

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | November 23, 2014, 1:52 am
  133. So happy to have you following my blog. I do a lot of stage acting- 99% of it for free, more’s the pity! I’ll try to be eclectic enough to keep you interested!

    Posted by keithakenel | November 27, 2014, 1:03 pm
  134. Thank you for liking my poem, Hippie Hill, on my blog, WordMusic. I truly appreciate it.

    Brent Kincaid

    Posted by kauaiartist | December 16, 2014, 8:33 am
  135. Hi! thanks for stopping by & following! glad I found your blog, you have a lovely corner here!
    Best wishes, Ayeh.

    Posted by Ayeh | January 10, 2015, 3:50 pm
  136. Dressed up did you, must been a thrill to achieve the desired effect! i would like to thank you for dropping to have a read.

    Posted by jensenempire2551 | January 13, 2015, 3:50 pm
  137. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my poem, ‘Oblivion!’ It means a lot. Also, you have a very contagious energy and enthusiasm which I love. I read a couple of your replies to comments on this page and really enjoyed them. 🙂 Even the widget labels on your website are great fun (eg: “Posts I Have Recently Posterated.”) Hahaha. I am smiling as I type this. May you stay happy and jolly always 😊

    Posted by Yusra Gulab Jamman 🍰 🐒 | January 21, 2015, 12:00 am
    • My absolute pleasure! Keep up the great work!
      To place even the smallest smile upon another’s face is a great privelage and honour.
      I am deeply humbled.
      All the very best to you and yours!
      May the light of love continually light your path.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | January 21, 2015, 12:21 am
  138. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following it. It’s greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Posted by globalunison | February 3, 2015, 2:10 am
  139. Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Posted by Yoshiko | February 5, 2015, 9:43 am
  140. What an eclectic scope you have! Good luck as you fan out in all directions.

    Posted by Kate Rauner | February 19, 2015, 9:16 pm
  141. Hi! I loved your blog and thanks for following me at https://wanderingofwords.wordpress.com/

    Posted by ParchedSouls | February 23, 2015, 5:28 pm
  142. Thanks for the follow. I see you don’t let boundaries confine you and you do all sorts of works in the arts. I’m trying to branch out too.

    Posted by jenet12 | February 27, 2015, 12:38 am
    • It works for me, being ridiculously eclectic! 😉
      If I can offer any advice, and you don’t need to take it: don’t try. Just let go and flow!
      Sounds glib, but it makes it more enjoyable. Again, what works for me may not for others.
      You may want to ride a giant tortoise from Malaysia to Liverpool.
      Whatever works. 😊😉

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 27, 2015, 3:08 pm
  143. Thank you for following, “From the Gross to the Subtle”. I apologize that it took me so long to get over to your blog. I am new to blogging and my original intention was to engage with my students. It’s been wonderful to see all the talent around! Your writing is prolific. I will be checking in to play more often!

    Posted by Avril | March 9, 2015, 11:23 am
  144. Very nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. Hope you have a happy day! 🙂

    Posted by spearfruit | April 3, 2016, 9:35 pm
  145. Hi there, amazing blog! I’ve just nominated you for The Versatile Bloggers Award 🙂 Here is the link if you wish to accept: https://sereneaspergia.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/the-versatile-bloggers-award-2016/

    Best wishes,


    Posted by sereneaspergia | September 29, 2016, 12:00 am


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