Writing Prompt: The Wedding Day

In honour of the fuss everyone is making over the Royal Wedding, let's have some fun with this one. Most of us have been to a wedding. In most cases, there is something to tell about the big day, from embarrassing speeches, faux pas, drunken behaviour, wardrobe disasters and no-shows. Try to think of some... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Anywhere but here

I daydream about far away places; places I've been, places I've read about and places that possibly only exist in my mind. From my window, far off in the distance, I can see the motorway paving the way for thousands of cars every day traveling here and there. Most are only going to work, but... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.  ~Mark Twain

Writing Prompt: Cat Nap

The cat is sitting on the sofa snoozing. I envy her. Often, when I'm trying to write, I feel sleepy and distracted. I think that only a few minutes with my eyes close will do the trick. It's hard to get creativity going if you're in a bit of a slump. There always seems to... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Red Dress

I pulled hanger after hanger from the wardrobe creating a disorganised pile of tangled fabric and colour on the unmade bed. At the foot of the wardrobe I observed a mangled pile of shoes. Heels, flats, boots espadrilles, slippers and trainers in varying states of disrepair smiled up at me as if they were willing... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Heat/Cold

It can sometime be difficult to describe temperature, yet it is something we're all sensitive to. When you consider that it relates to outside, food, water, body and room, there are all sorts of scenarios where temperature is important. Take note of your surroundings, taking particular note of the temperature. Make yourself a drink, either... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Writing Prompt: Dead Things

Someone I know accidentally ran over her kid's cat. I can only imagine how horrible she felt. Of course, she never told the kids who really killed kitty, but when I think of all the pets that have come and gone in my life, I can sympathise with how dreadful those kids must have felt.... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  ~Sylvia Plath

Writing Prompt: The Reunion

I've heard that there's going to be a High School reunion back home later on this year. Although I'm curious, I think there's a bit of apprehension there. I've tried to remember what it was like in High School and although there are some good memories, I think most of those years were difficult. I... Continue Reading →

Up ↑