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Writing prompts March 1st

And for the next one...

The magic is in you
but the leaves are drooping
and I hear it falling
through the gap that
used not to be there
when the magic was in you

Writing prompt Feb 22

A late entry for this one.  I've been reading more than writing and that needs to be addressed!

The hoop

The net hanging high,
All hopes waiting there. Just breathe.
Hear the cheers and leap.

Writing prompt February 15th

Time for another weekly challenge.

Your reflection there
Watching, waiting approval
I see you tarnished.

Creative writing prompt Feb 8th

Beauty tanka

Don't touch she warned but
I couldn't resist and so
my fingers slid past
and touched. As my skin shrivelled
she fell silent and left me.

Creative writing prompt Feb 1st

New competition for a new month.  Time to get thinking.  I'm really enjoying the challenge  of these weekly writing prompts.  It's good to get ideas down quickly and see where they lead to.

The light came upon him unexpectedly.  He stopped painting and remembered he should have gone to confession.  The light somehow commanded him to speak so with a grimace at the wall with its tired surface still exposed, he began.  Gesticulating, tired arms outstretched, he tried to explain.  His heart ached with the honesty that poured from him.  Tears fell although they had no right to after all this time passed.  The light didn't change, there was no flicker, no shift in the shadows cast, no choir, no incense.  Perhaps it was all too late.  He went back to the wall and continued painting.

Creative writing prompt January 25th

Time for another run at creativity...

Wake me up when I'm famous she'd never heard him say, although he'd claimed at the party that it was his catch phrase.  Wake me up, now that bit was familiar.  He had never owned an alarm clock he'd said the night before the morning after.  She imagined him being late for work in a few hours as she left under cover of darkness for the bus stop and saw a fox watching her from the hedge.  Perhaps he would invest in an alarm clock now.

Creative writing prompt December 7th

Now I'm trying to discipline myself to write everyday, these little opportunities are invaluable.  It's hard getting back into good habits but definitely worth it.

Playing with form.


I ache for the sun
and sky sighs the tree within,
Lost now forever.
Caught behind the cello strings,
A moment of the blackbird
darkly singing still remains.

Creative writing Ink prompt January 11th

You are so loved

The cross beds deep into the skin
It tells of love and sacrifice
The ink speaks with bitter tears and the pain of hope
Of capable hands and hearts that overflow
Of miracles and disbelief, anger and acceptance
Belonging and reaching out
Hands in the sky
Hearts emboldened
Eyes searching and spirit clamouring
It speaks of beginning and ending
Of compassion and wonder
The cross lies deep across the skin
You are so loved.

Writing prompt January 18th

You Got This

You got this she told herself
You got this he told himself
You got this they told themselves
Everybody's got somebody, somebody said
Ain't that the truth?
Nobody got me.
Except me.
And I've got this.
It's mine.
I'm not letting go.
So go get your own.
I haven't posted in a very long time, probably not for a couple of years I reckon.  I'm restarting now as I want to refocus on my creative writing and this is a good base to do it from as there are competitions that I can enter from here.  I'm reading a lot more and being challenged by that.  I'm also writing a ghost story although it is hard going and the motivation has to come from competition deadlines at this stage.  Hopefully this will change as I get some of the old discipline back!