Welcome to the Adventures of Emma, Tom, George and Alice in an ADHD Wonderland!

ADventures Heading up and Down is a book in progress following Emma and her kids as they question school’s and society’s expectations, and encounter mysteries of fantastic creatures and of conforming humans on their quest to set up a new world order!

Unless... they get distracted and forget.

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The Ant and the ADHD/ ADDED Grasshopper

Tom, Alice and George happened to witness the true events of the ant and added, or adhd, grasshopper.

Grasshopper spent the summer creating music, while Ant was busy collecting food in preparation for the winter.
Who has more food now that the winter is almost here? The hard-working, well-planned Ant, or is it the creative, spur-of-the moment Grasshopper?

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The Ant and the ADHD Grasshopper

– Hey, Ant!

– Hey, Grasshopper! I was looking for you! I saw your show is coming up, good for you! Remember I saw you all summer long, when I was working hard collecting food for the winter, and you were singing and dancing?

– Yeah, Ant. You kept telling me I'll be hungry in the winter.

– We'll see… winter’s not here yet. I was looking for you for another reason. Do you happen to have some tickets left for your show?

– Tickets…? The ticket booth does! It’s right behind you!

– Oh, please, Grasshopper! I'm a working ant! And… I can pay you with some of the food I have been collecting throughout the summer!

– And I'm a working grasshopper… It was really hard work, creating this album. Worked on it all summer long, while you were busy collecting food, and it paid off!

– You mean… you do have food for the winter? All from selling your album and show tickets? And never collecting food?

– You know, Ant, creative creatures have a hard time doing a monotonous job, it's killing us from within! We must have some taste of adventure. The fact that you think it's laziness, well… maybe you don't know that hard work can be many things. It can also be very enjoyable. It's still hard work. Oh, look at the time, gotta run for my show!

Ant gazed at the direction to which Grasshopper hopped away. “Adventure?” she said in disbelief, “Who would ever want that?”

She stood there a while longer before going on her way, muttering “oh well… maybe I do have something to learn from Grasshopper”.

On Writing with ADHD

Floating on clouds in heavenly breeze, this is me this morning. There is no place my imagination can't reach. My dogs wonder at the smile that fills my face as I type, their noses sniffing: is the black plate I'm clicking on about to eject snacks?

Berry and the white spot

Berry the cat noticed the white spot too. Is that a bad thing?

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Excerpt: The mysterious white spot

The kids stopped suddenly, their mouths simultaneously opening. A white light spot, the size of a large dog, glittered in front of their eyes. It was just a touch away. Out of surprise they didn’t even notice the frisbee, lying right at their feet, at the spot’s bottom blurry edge.

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