Writing Prompt: One Whole Day

I woke up this morning without a care in the world. I had no one to please, nowhere to go. There's snow outside, the fire is lit, I have everything I could need at my disposal. There's a jacuzzi, a gym, a little shop, a comfy sofa, free coffee on tap. I feel like Paul... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Anticipation

We've all had that feeling. That moment when you open the letterbox or log in to your email and there it is, a letter or inbox with new messages. When you're waiting for something in particular to arrive, you have that moment of anxiety, will it be there? Then there is either that flash of... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Heirloom

I looked in the mirror and spotted the necklace I was wearing. It's marcasite, one heart framed with another hanging from a silver chain. It was one of many gifts my mother gave me. On my fingers are the rings she has given me and it occurs to me that almost every piece of jewellery... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Star Gazing

When I got home last night, I stepped into the garden and sat on the picnic bench. It was a clear night and warm for this time of the year. I looked up and all round me. The stars were out and I could make out the little dipper. I cast my eyes across the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Midnight Hour

It's just past midnight. I'm tired, I've barely slept this week and I can't sleep. Try something different. I know we're all busy, but one of the hardest things to do is to write continuously. One night this week, stay up, have a cup of tea at your side and start writing at midnight, when... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Fresh Linen

As I pulled the sheets, freshly washed from the dryer, I let out a big yawn and began to think about bedtime. There's something wonderful about the feeling of warm sheets straight from the dryer. There are a lot of little things that make life a little more pleasant each day. Fresh linen, the smell... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Your Story

Each of us has a story. It is a comedy, a tragedy, a grand romance or uncommon adventure. If you have been fortunate in life you will have had all of these. I count myself as among the fortunate because I have paid close attention and marked each one of these as I've gathered up... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Into the darkness

When I look out the French doors of the living room into the back garden, I see all sorts of movement. Sometime I can see a pair of yellow eyes staring back at me. I imagine it’s a fox with a ragged, mangy tail. Other times I think it’s one of the neighbourhood cats, staling... Continue Reading →

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