Writing Prompt 93: My favourite spot

“Describe a room in your house” One of my favourite spots in the apartment is the dining area. It’s right off the kitchen and technically part of the same ‘room’ as the living area, but it’s its own defined space, really. The dining table, with its four matching chairs, is a light coloured wood surface […]

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Prompt 92: Learning through podcasts

“Something more you’d like to know about” I’ve started listening to podcasts on my way to work. What used to be 20 to 25 minutes of silent transition between one place and another is now filled with informational ramblings about interesting things that I would never have known to investigate. I started with Malcolm Gladwell’s […]

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Prompt 91: Dear Santa

“You are a fifty-three-year-old woman living in Chicago. Write a letter to Santa.” Dear Santa (Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Mr. Claus, whatever it is you call yourself these days), I’ve never written to you before. Isn’t that odd? The thing is, my father didn’t believe in you. Well, he didn’t believe in making the world […]

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Prompt 90: Your Dog’s Last Dream

“Your dog’s last dream” This time. This time I’m going to catch it. That rabbit things it’s so smart, pretending to ignore me as it munches grass and hippity hops around the yard. I know I’m being extra quiet and still—I am an awesome hunter after all—but still. I know he knows. He knows I […]

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Hello, hello

Hello! Yes, it’s me. Long time no chat! I’m three – almost four – weeks into a new job where I get to write full time (eek!) developing content for a group that writes investing news. To say I’m thrilled is an understatement, but what it also has meant that I’ve had to establish a […]

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What a week

It’s been quite the week, I’ll tell you. I started a new job, got to watch Del Potro play not one, but two fantastic tennis matches, and, most importantly for me at least, my story, Dear Friend, won a short story competition and has been published on Reedsy’s blog. It’s a special story to me, because […]

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Prompt 89: A man in red

“What a character wearing something red is thinking” Lucius was anxious. For the first time in his life he was waiting for a date whom he had met on an online dating site. It had taken him a while to transition from online interactions to a real date. Unfortunately, he was of a generation where […]

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