Today's prompt: "Pretend you're a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon at a high school reunion. Start your story with 'I hadn't had a drink in nearly ten years' and end it with 'If only I could remember where I left my pants.' I kind of wrote, not really knowing where it was going. So, with that in mind, enjoy!
I walked to the lake today. The sun had barely risen, and the world was quiet. Unmoving. I saw you in every parked car I passed. Turning the volume down to a respectable level. Both hands tight on the steering wheel, in the 10-2 formation our mother taught us, that I never listened to, that … Continue reading Some Things Never Change
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”