Vain attempt at humour #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Vain attempt at humour  Aspiring writers are often told to write about what they know, and certainly the things they enjoy. Being ourselves, being free to explore, is both a wonderful and scary experience. Writing can be very personal. It's like giving others a view into our soul.   When it comes to humour, it can … Continue reading Vain attempt at humour #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

A Life Less Ordinary (Part 2): Day 30 – A Story A Day

This is the final day of the Story A Day Challenge for September. Thanks for all your patience - there have been a lot of stories this month! I'll leave you with part two of the story I began yesterday. A story from two different perspectives - that of father and son. I hope you enjoy. A Life … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary (Part 2): Day 30 – A Story A Day

A Life Less Ordinary (Part 1): Day 29 – A Story A Day

As there are only two days left in the Story A Day Challenge for September, I decided to finish on a two part story - told from two different perspectives. A father and son. I hope you enjoy. A Life Less Ordinary - Part One The day started ordinarily enough. The house was silent and solid … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary (Part 1): Day 29 – A Story A Day

Wizards & Warriors Part 2: Day 28 – A Story A Day

This is part two of the story I wrote in response to the Writer’s Digest prompt (see below). It's part of the Story A Day Challenge. You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re trapped inside … Continue reading Wizards & Warriors Part 2: Day 28 – A Story A Day

Wizards & Warriors Part 1: Day 27 – A Story A Day

I'm using another Writer's Digest prompt today for the Story A Day Challenge. I had so much fun with the prompt, the story will be in two parts. You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re … Continue reading Wizards & Warriors Part 1: Day 27 – A Story A Day

Best Laid Plans: Day 26 – A Story A Day

Today, I decided to use a prompt from Writers Digest for the Story A Day challenge. Here it is: Your are going on a blind date for Valentine’s Day. In case the date is a dud, you have your best friend on standby. Your friend is to call you at 9:30 on the dot. If … Continue reading Best Laid Plans: Day 26 – A Story A Day

Witch in Training: Day 25 – A Story A Day

Today, I decided to use a prompt from Writers Digest for the Story A Day challenge. Here it is: You wake up one morning and find that you aren’t in your bed; you aren’t even in your room. You’re in the middle of a giant maze. A sign is hanging from the ivy: “You have … Continue reading Witch in Training: Day 25 – A Story A Day

Changing World: Day 24 – A Story A Day

A Story A Day - Prompt (24/9/15): Three Micro Stories. Flick through the gallery and pick the first three pictures that catch your attention. Now, write a short, 50-100 word story for each. No more than 100 words each. I used the prompt today, and wrote a short piece for each photograph I chose. But … Continue reading Changing World: Day 24 – A Story A Day

Connections: Day 23 – A Story A Day

I wrote the following story as part of the 'A Story A Day September' challenge, but instead of using the prompt, I used a poem for inspiration. The poem was written by a blogging friend, Callum McLaughlin, and you can find it here. Gabe peered around the thick, velvet curtain into the room beyond. The … Continue reading Connections: Day 23 – A Story A Day

Awakening #BlogBattle Writing Challenge

#BlogBattle is a weekly writing challenge organised by Rachael Ritchey. You can find more information about it here. It’s a fun battle, and a supportive group – a great place to hang out! The theme this week is 'ORCHID’ I feel the need to add a note to this story, mainly because I have no idea where … Continue reading Awakening #BlogBattle Writing Challenge