Writing Prompt: Happy Halloween

I've always been fascinated by horror films. Although I prefer ghost stories, vampire flicks and zombie movies, now and again I enjoy watching the odd psycho slasher. Once a year I go to a four-day horror film festival and huddle in the dark with 200 strangers with a pint and my jacket raised up to... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Flashback

I've been going through my Spotify playlists and realised that nearly every song it tied to some significant memory. Depending on your age, a dozen songs can get you thinking about all of the different stages in your life. In my case, 70's music reminds me of times with my mother, times bouncing on the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: I see you…

What would it be like to pick a random stranger and compile a list of facts and figures, perhaps a whole portrait of their life just through observation and the internet? Spooky, huh? There's a word for that - stalking... I'm not suggesting you actually do this But try writing a short piece about someone... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: All Sorts of Crazy

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things...... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Another Year

Well, today is my birthday. I've had loads of greetings and drinks and cake. This morning I feel a little fuzzy, but amongst the treats and wine, I'm filled with love. My friends and family have made me feel special and that goes some way to remove any feelings of stress or self-doubt I've felt... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Destruction

I tipped the vase from the mantle and it smashed on the fireplace. There was no water in it and when I knelt down to gather up the pieces, I sat there examining them, noting the cleanness of the breaks. There was one large piece, part of the base. The neck broke into three imperfect... Continue Reading →

I keep reading this

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: 1st Ticket Anywhre

I've decided that for the next 6 months, whether it's for work or holiday or just for the sheer joy of it, I'm getting on a plane and going somewhere. There is a list of places I want to visit, so I'm doing it. I'll pick my places, write down my adventures, meet new people,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: House Arrest

I've spent the day in solitude. A fever makes it difficult for me to focus on anything for very long and as much as I'd like to get some work done, I can't concentrate. I'm not sure what this post is about, but I suspect that it's about being stuck indoors alone. The TV has... Continue Reading →

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