Welcome In to My Place

My name is Magdalena Wiklund, but please call me Maggie. I´m a multiple published author. In Australia I´ve contributed with some short stories in two anthologies, in English. My latest book, Verbal Pornography, is a collection of prose and haikus. That book is entirely in Swedish, and this is the first time Im standing completely alone as the author.

About Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is a small tube with a mirror inside, reflecting coloured pieces of glass or pearls. When you twist the tube around the pearls move and create new symmetrical patterns, indefinitely. The kaleidoscope is both exciting and beautiful, but can also be biased. The only thing one can do is to keep on twisting the tube around.

That´s also how life is  – magnificent, interesting and wistful, a desert with mirages full of promises. Barefoot we stamp around in the sand, hoping to find a diamond. Mostly we stamp a small colourful piece of glass into our foot. Life can be so painful, but still we have to keep on swirling around – in the city looking for a new pair of jeans, between churches and synagogues to find ourselves, and in relations with others to find someone we can lose ourselves into again.

It´s about that beautiful but sharp pieces of glass my blog is about. It is about missing the bus by 5 seconds having to walk all the way home, alone under a night grey sky, it´s about hot red love and piercing green envy. It´s about dark days when everything is going to hell, about broken pearls from old days. I write about the things that are purple, pink, orange, white, blue, black, green, red, lilac, about that little golden edge of everyday, about what´s brown, yellow and awfully ugly. I twist the reality – letting the pearls of life creating pictures in miscellaneous pieces of writing. And then everything transers into new patterns in my Kaleidoscope.

Project 365 and My Posts

In the beginning of the year 2012 I participated in Project 365, committing to write one post everyday for the entire year. But because of lack of time I had to stop doing that. Today I write a post whenever I have the time. I write about writing, and I write about people, places, events and things that inspires me to write. You´ll find stories, poems, haikus, writing exercises, observations from real life, dreams, fantasies, book reviews, causeries, prose, topics for discussions and my personal diary in Kaleidoscope. And you are most welcome to comment or participate in the discussions at any time!

I wish you Happy Reading!



22 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. What a lovely way to look at the world. Life is indeed like a kaleidosscope!

    Posted by ladyfi | September 22, 2011, 10:40 am
  2. I like this piece very much. The imagery is very strong

    Posted by Pseu | September 24, 2011, 8:11 am
  3. Hi, Maggie,

    In regard to your question about my visit with my son: yes, it is true. How much we reveal of ourselves in our writing ought to be a deliberate awareness. If the revelation shares the human experience, offers hope or warmth or encouragement to others without betraying confidence, then the sharing is worthwhile to me. I balance concerns for the privacy of the others who are included in my writings and sometimes use aliases to protect identity. But the events in my blog are never contrived or fictional.

    Hope this helps,

    Posted by Doc Arnett | October 17, 2011, 1:21 pm
  4. Hej Magdalena,
    Tack för din kommentar. Jag är medveten om att hennes blogg har fått mycket uppmärksamhet de sista dagarna trots att jag har låtit bli att länka till den. Som jag har skrivit så har jag försökt kontakta henne privat flera gånger men det har inte hjälpt. Det var inte förrän som jag berättade på bloggen vad hon hade gjort, och flera av läsarna lämnade kommentarer på hennes blogg, som hon först tog bort de plagierade inläggen. Så hade jag inte skrivit om hennes blogg skulle hon med stor sannolikhet ha fortsatt plagiera både mina och andras inlägg. Personligen anser jag inte att två inlägg av 300+ är en stor del av min blogg. Jag kommer dock inte att nämna något mer om hennes blogg på min. Hursomhelst, tack för din kommentar och dina synpunkter. Gott nytt år i förväg 🙂

    Med vänliga hälsningar

    Posted by Anna - Boktycke | December 28, 2011, 3:16 pm
  5. Thanks for your visit to my blog Maggie. By co-incidence I have another occasional-use blog called Kaleidoscope at Tumblr. http://simonmarsh.tumblr.com/. All best wishes with project365. I shall follow you. Simon

    Posted by Simon Marsh | January 23, 2012, 8:09 pm
    • That its a really fun coincident, Simon! May I ask why you call your blog Kaleidoscope? I promise to check it out this week!!
      My blog is about life and at these colorful pieces of glass that cuts our feet. They are hidden in the sand we stamp around in, and from time to time we actually find a diamond.

      Posted by Magdalena Wiklund | January 24, 2012, 11:12 pm
  6. Hi Maggie – I liked reading your “About” Page – gives a lot of insight into your life and the way you view it. Thanks for sharing with us. And thanks for liking my blog post! ~Debbie

    Posted by kindnesskronicles | January 31, 2012, 5:42 pm
  7. Hi Maggie,
    I love reading your welcome page.
    It’s so refreshing to read — how you described life is spot on. Life really comes with an array of colors and it’s up to us to appreciate it.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Posted by lanilakwatsera | February 1, 2012, 3:13 pm
    • Thanks Shannon,
      But I have to say no thanks. I really don´t like the idea of having to pass something on to someone else. If someone would like to praise me for my writing they are most welcome to do so without feeling pushed. I´m not writing for any kind of prize than my own feeling of piece inside, and hopefully to give my readers some fun and enjoyment.
      But thanks for thinking of my.

      Posted by Magdalena Wiklund | February 2, 2012, 8:35 pm
    • Shannon Howell,
      Someone found MY blog today by searching at “Shannon Howell porn”
      Eh… do you know anything about that?

      Posted by Magdalena Wiklund | February 27, 2012, 10:36 pm
      • Um, no. No I don’t. I’m going to go check that my site isn’t infected with malware though. I’ll let you know if I find anything. I’m guessing though, that it was the first two words that got you there – although my name is ridiculously common, so maybe I’ve an alter ego somewhere…

        Also, for some reason I didn’t see your comment one above before now (re: Versatile Blogger Award). I’m not a stickler for details, no need to pass it on. Feel free to just enjoy it if you are so inclined.


        Posted by Shannon Howell | February 27, 2012, 11:22 pm
      • Shannon Howell,
        Im not worried, just wanted to inform you. I thought you might want to know 🙂

        Posted by Magdalena Wiklund | February 27, 2012, 11:30 pm
      • Thanks. I haven’t found any sign of tampering with my site (good news), but I think I might have to change my name (not so good news). This goes into the list of reasons to use my initials if I ever publish…

        Posted by Shannon Howell | February 27, 2012, 11:31 pm

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