Writing Prompt: The silk scarf

I have a black silk scarf with burgundy roses on it that always comes back to me, no matter how many times I've lost it. The first time it went missing, I had been out with some friends in Leith and having had a late night, took a taxi back to my flat in Stockbridge... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Trapped in the Lift

The lift in my office building is a tiny, square box that can fit four people if they huddle together. It's not sound-proof and I have often heard conversations from within as I stood waiting for it on the top floor. There is a mirror at waist level that reaches the top of the lift... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: My Favourite Things

OK, there are some things in life that give each us of a private kind of joy. It's different for everyone. This prompt is going to be short and sweet. List some of the things that you love, that make you happy and that inspire you. Take 3-5 elements and write a short narrative that... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within. -Gustave Flaubert

Writing Prompt: Fragile Things

The glass shattered in my hand and thin shards embedded themselves in my palm. One piece, jagged and sharp, tore the flesh deep and my blood came out in a steady stream into the sink, onto the counter and the white linoleum floor. As I slipped on the carpeted stairs in the hallway, I landed first... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: What would you do?

As we reflect on our lives, we can take two views, the things we have done and the things we would wish to do. Sometimes, when the world is going a hundred miles an hour and I'm consumed by the stresses of the day's events, I forget that there is still much to do. It's... Continue Reading →

Quote for the Day

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. - Joan Didion

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