Today's prompt: Write a story with a countdown, starting at ten and ending at zero. Well, I tried that. And then I played around with it. And this is the result. I like the idea of time progressing, but you as a reader can decide if it's been years or months or weeks or days. I just wanted to explore the way relationships can change. In the simplest way.
Today’s prompt: "Hatred is the absence of love." Again, I just let the words flow, and I think I like it. Please do let me know what you think.
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was only ten. I still remember the moment I realised I needed them. I was watching the AFL – I don’t remember who was playing; my memory isn’t that good – and I asked my mum, “What’s the score?” She looked at me funny, and said, “Why are you … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now…”
Today’s prompt: “Write the saddest scene you can think of between a boy and a girl. Except this is the first time they’ve met.” It took me a while to decide what I thought was the saddest scene, but I'm happy with the end result. Please let me know what you think.
When I was in high school, my aunt’s uncle had a white van and he was basically my family’s bus service. By ‘my family,’ I mean me and my siblings, plus all of my cousins. Honestly, I think we all spent some time in that van – some of us for years, others for just … Continue reading “Eyes Wide Shut”
Today’s prompt: "My wife woke me up last night to tell me there was an intruder in our house. She was murdered by an intruder two years ago." I started writing, and it went somewhere different than I was expecting, but I think I like it. Anyway, please do let me know what you think.
Eleven years ago, my family and I were having dinner at my uncle’s house. It was a great time. The feast was delicious. My uncle’s wife is a master of the kitchen. We left their house pretty late, for a Thursday night. Mainly because we only lived a street away. We were all exhausted by … Continue reading “Let it Go, Let it Go…”
Today’s prompt: "Use these five words in a mystery story - Power. Devil. Clutter. Blonde. Poet." I just let the words flow with this one. It's a bit weird, I'll be honest. But please do let me know what you think.
Picture this: The year is 2004. Smartphones aren’t a thing, and Tamagotchis are what all the cool kids want. I was in grade 6, shy and always awkward, a total teacher’s pet without even meaning to be. Teachers just loved me, couldn’t help it. In years to come, I’d realise this is a contender for … Continue reading “Do you know the Muffin Man?”
Today's prompt came from an old Furious Fiction post: The last four words had to be: "the clock struck four." Don't know why my brain came up with this. But it did. Please do let me know what you think.