Writing Prompt: Dreams and Nightmares

When I woke this morning, my pajamas were soaking in sweat. My heart was pounding. The scariest part was realising that I was sitting up. Titch ran from her cushion on the floor in the hallway and curled herself up on my lap. As I stroked her soft black fur, my breathing became more regular... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Brave or Stupid?

How often do we do things we think are brave or adventurous and others think are just plain stupid? For instance, some might look at the old argument of climbing a mountain because its there as ill justification for putting oneself in harm's way. Others like the view of the world from up top... I... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Not again…

There are some things that happen to us again and again and it's annoying every time. It's different for everyone. I'm constantly tripping over my own feet. I lose my house keys on a weekly basis. I've slipped on the stairs of my house about 6 times. In short, I'm clumsy and forgetful. Oh yeah,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Sick puppy

I've been running around like a headless chicken since I got back from Spain. I've had meetings, guests, parties, flights to London, no sleep and loads to do at home. The upshot is that I now have a throat that has swollen to the size of a grapefruit and my cheeks are on fire. What... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn't matter. - Edward Albee

Writing Prompt: Safety in numbers

I looked around the room and saw nothing but friends. As the waitress topped up my glass with Sauvignon Blanc, I saw people who had traveled from the US, London, North Berwick and Glasgow among other places to help celebrate my birthday. I got a lot of cards. Most of them had kittens on them.... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them. - Isabel Colegate

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