Quote for the day

If you live only for yourself you are always in immediate danger of being bored to death with the repetition of your own views and interests.

– W. Beran Wolfe

Writing Prompt: Purple Curtains

I haven’t written in a while. Between work, travel and generally feeling unpleasant, I’ve not felt the creative muse (fickle thing) around lately…

But, since we have to look around us for inspiration, I’m forcing myself to write. I looked around the room to see if there was anything I could focus on and what caught my eye was the way the sun was peeking through my bedroom window’s purple curtains. The light casts a slightly lavender hue on the cream walls. I haven’t left the room for more that a few minutes, just long enough to get some soup from the kitchen and to drag my laptop from my office to the bed. I haven’t been ill in ages, but it got me thinking about people who are ill for weeks or months, trapped in a confined space.

As I look around the room I see my things, my cluttered room, messy and familiar. The overflowing laundry basket in the corner, the little TV mounted on the wall, my pink and silver hairdryer on the floor next to my handbag and the clothes I was wearing yesterday. Perfume bottles litter the dresser, on my bedside table there’s an alarm clock set to the wrong time, next to me is the cat, a permanent fixture at my side whenever I’m ill.

So, look around you. Describe the room. Things, textures, colours, anything that helps us feel like we’ve been there…

Writing Prompt: Purple Curtains

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