Writing Prompt: Hangover Square

This post is dedicated to my top 10 favourite books:1. Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton2. Candide - Voltaire3. Our Ancestors - Italio Calvino4. 20 Thousand Streets Under the Sky - Patrick Hamilton5. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole6. OUT - Natsuro Kirino7. Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel8. Dracula - Bram Stoker9.... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: A Family History

Over the years I've heard a lot of stories about my family, grandfathers and grandmothers, aunties and uncles, which once told, were dismissed and forgotten. Recently, I've been trying to excavate this collection of shattered fragments from my tiring memory. When I'm calm and quiet, I try to remember what my mother told me about... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Balloon

I saw a balloon float past the windscreen as I rode in a car with a friend and her two children. We all looked up and at the same moment pointed to the sky. The was bright pink with a silver ribbon attached to it, glistening as it flipped and twirled in the wind. Higher... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Animals

There's something that has been troubling me today. There's a petition that has been doing the rounds today to prevent an individual from ever getting a Visa to enter South Africa after she posted herself posing behind a gorgeous lion she had killed with her hunting rifle for sport. For more info, click here: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-government-of-the-republic-of-south-africa-deny-future-entry-to-melissa-bachman?share_id=ABZdLcBssu&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition... Continue Reading →

Memoir: Mom and Grace

  It started at around 2am. I had already been asleep for several hours when she came into my room to wake me. Tugging gently at my warm wool blanket, she bounced lightly on the bed while I struggled to understand what she was saying. No matter how often it happened, I was always startled.... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Free Falling

Your first instinct upon reaching the ledge of the plane door is "this isn't so bad". However, once you're given a gentle shove and you're in full free fall, your body reacts a little differently. Apart from the fact that you can't breathe very well, physically, you're ok, a bit cold owing to the rush... Continue Reading →

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