Writing Prompt: Brainstorm

A few time this year, I've struggled with knowing what to write about. This blog is supposed to help me, but sometime, even this isn't enough. I tried something random yesterday. I sat on the tube on the way to work reading my Kindle. As I read "The Picture of Dorian Grey", I suddenly felt... Continue Reading →

One of my favourites…

Pablo Neruda - XVII (I do not love you...)   I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Bucket List

I've been crossing things off my list and I didn't even realise that there was a load on it I didn't know where there. I went out and tried falconry for the first time. I held an American Bald Eagle. Next month, I think I'll try hand gliding. I'm going to take some friends to... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Seven Years Bad Luck

I dropped a beautiful tortoise shell antique hand mirror that was a gift and my first reaction was to worry about whether or not I had jinxed myself. Fortunately, when I lifted the mirror, it was undamaged.¬†Write a short story about someone who has a terrible run of luck. Try to make it funny as... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Zombie Attack!

In honour of Halloween, let's have some fun. I'll give you a few keywords, a few settings and a few scenarios. Write a short scene where your character is in that setting, fending off a zombie attack. Make sure you use all of the keywords and feel free to include other characters.   Keywords: zombie... Continue Reading →

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