Writing Prompt: Family History

Everybody has a story. When we're growing up, many of us hear stories about where our families came from, anecdotes about our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and cousins. We hear tales about how people met and got married, about the black sheep in the family and about incidents that help either forge... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Witching Hour

In keeping with our spooky Halloween theme, I've been thinking of different horror films and stories I seen/read throughout the years. There is really a long list of things that can frighten us and exploring fear can be interesting. I'm not particularly afraid of many things, my fears are generally rational, but there have been... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Redrum!

As a tribute to the new Hitchcock film and the fact that I'm currently watching "Vertigo" with two of my all-time favourite actors (Kim Novak and James Stewart), I'd like to challenge you to write a simple murder plot.  I'll try to give you some tools to proceed.... have fun and be adventurous. Motives: revenge, money,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Room

When I wandered into the cafe, I felt like I had been transported back in time to my college days. There were odd posters and paintings from local artists on the walls. The furniture, mismatched and awkward suited the overall thrown-together feel of the place. It was an open planned room with a stage, random... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Book List

As you may have noticed through some of the other pages on the site, I've started a new book list for 2009. As I go through them, I'm writing down what I finish and adding a review. So far, I've read "Candide" by Voltaire (for the 20th time), "Fire in the Blood" by Irene Nemirovsky... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Random

My mind is going in a hundred different directions. It drifts to work and some intense meetings I had today.  I've been thinking about next year and the things I have to do to make it successful. I'm excited, but it's going to be busy.  I have so many plans and ideas and there are... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Sweet, Sour or Savoury?

Quite often, in writing, description focuses on appearances, sounds, sensations or smells. What about taste? I've never really thought about it, but I think that deep down I'm a savoury kind of girl. I love spices, strong chilies, rich butter and I'm a total steak monster and shepherds pie is just the thing to make... Continue Reading →

The Lift – A Short Story

The lift was of the old fashioned sort, large with cushioned benches along the edges. On the walls at waist level were mirrors with gold trimmed panels surrounding the glass. In the centre of the wall that faced its passengers as they entered was a clock of Roman numerals. When the woman cast her glance... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The list

I'm a habitual list maker. I make lists about everything. To do lists, shopping lists, lists of books I want to read, of place I want to visit, birthdays, everything that springs to mind. When I have a problem I want to resolve, I even make a list of all of the variables to draw... Continue Reading →

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