Writing Prompt: The Parade

Happy St. Patrick's Day. For today's writing prompt, try writing about something festive. How about writing a story about five friends that get separated during a St. Patrick's Day parade. What adventure does each of them have in trying to find each other?

Writing Prompt: The Balloon

When I was little, one of my favourite treats when going to an amusement park with my parent s was to get a balloon. It made it hard to go on rides and of course. Mom or Dad would have to mind it for me while I enjoyed the carousel. Once I got it home,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: C is for Crash

For a short word, it brings out all sorts of images. A crash can be several things. A crash diet, extreme, fast, urgent, determined, sometime desperate. A alcohol, drug or sugar crash - to be high one minute and to reach the earth, violently with a thud. Destructive and often painful, whether it's your mood... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: B is for Banishment

When I was young, at the age when every action and word of your peers has the weight and importance more damaging than the shifting of continents, I had a friend¬†who passed me over. For the two years prior to my banishment, we had been inseparable. Although we were in different classes throughout the day,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Cat Sat on the Mat

Sometimes the best stories start with something simple. An observation of an ordinary thing, whether it is someone sitting on a park bench reading a book or a honey bee landing on a flower. Someone walks their dog by the water of Leith and out of nowhere, something extraordinary can happen. Maybe just for fun... Continue Reading →

Is there anybody out there?

One of a writer's fears is that there is no audience, that your words and efforts will never reach anyone. It does raise the question; are you writing for an audience or are you writing for yourself? In the 600+ post I've left here, I've never asked for a comment, but I'm asking now. Why... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: STUCK

Have you ever been stuck? Stuck in the mud, stuck in a lift, stuck on a decision, stuck in the middle, stuck on a train? I've had all of the above (currently on the last one). So, write a situation where one or more people are stuck somewhere. How does their situation come about and... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Food on the go…

Ok - rushed as hell today and have managed an egg McMuffin, an instant coffee and a chicken flavoured pot noodle today (Oreos for dessert). ¬†Feeling a little ill... In my desk there lives a collection of soup sachets, instant drinks, pot noodles, tinned ravioli and peanut packets. That is my fall-back kit when I'm... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Namesake

I've been watching Sense and Sensibility this cozy Sunday afternoon. I love Jane Austen and all her works, but there is something about this book that I particularly love. Maybe because the heroines share my name. Try this, read a story by and author that shares your name, or pick a character in fiction that... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Pet POV

Ever wonder how your pet perceives the world? Just for fun, imagine your pet and write a day in the life for them. What do they see, do, etc. Here are some ideas: A Canary A Hamster A Ferret Fish... Have fun..Meow

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