Prompt 76: What I see outside my window

“Five things you see out the nearest window” The farthest point positioned outside my window is Mount Baker. It sits beyond a cluster of buildings, on the other (wrong) side of the border. During sunsets, the pink and orange light bounces off it, highlighting the snowy tips that shift in size with the transition of […]

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Prompt 75: 24 hour romance

“A love story that starts and ends in 24 hours”  Thanks to Reedsy for the prompt!  Augustus Martinelli walked into his shop, as he did every morning, on the nose of 6:30. He was greeted, as usual, by the full, embracing fragrance of a multitude of flowers. He flipped on the light switch by the […]

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Prompt 74: Using the alphabet

“Write a story in which each sentence will begin with a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A, and moving sequentially” Audrey Jenkins was her name. But she preferred to go by AJ. Cats were her favourite animal. Dogs scared her. Every day she would go to school. French was her first […]

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Prompt 73: Here’s to sisters

“Your most treasured photograph” One of my most treasured photographs sits on my bookcase, surrounded by my other treasured positions: books, books, and (yes, you’ve guessed it), more books. It’s a photo of me and my sister, aged probably five and four, sitting in a field of wheat, wearing matching outfits, and with our arms […]

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Prompt 72: Ten ways I’m like my Mother

“How you’re just like your mother” I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I take after my mother. I used to staunchly refuse to acknowledge the fact, but now, as I grow older, I catch myself saying or doing things that are only too resonant of her. Here’s just a few ways in which we […]

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Prompt 71

“Your first time in a foreign country” On my recent travels (yes, the ones during which I failed to abide by my commitment to keep writing) I went to Sweden for the first time. The reason for the visit was simple. One of my very best childhood friends had been living there for a year […]

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Prompt 70

“An elderly person finally takes the last picture on a film camera they’ve had for decades. Today they’re going to print it.” Mary was weary of the task ahead of her. In her slow motions towards packing up the house, she had left Michael’s closet for the very end. She had not felt up to […]

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Prompt 69

“Write a musical review for the sounds of your life—your personal every day soundtrack.” Ali’s Day is a soundtrack best reserved for those who live a quiet, mellow existence. If you are someone that needs to be fuelled by copious amounts of upbeat sound, you may want to steer clear. The album starts off with […]

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Travel prompt 2: Berlin

There are a few streets in Berlin, the residential ones, where each building sports a different colour. The buildings have each been designed with very precise and immaculate architecture, drawing your eyes to the details around the windows, doors and roofs, each adorned with white frosting. I’ve found that walking through some of these residential […]

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Travel prompt 1

I walked by my university campus the day before yesterday. The one where I did my masters program. It was hard to imagine that it has already been three years since I finished it. In that time, the place’s memory of me has been replaced by other students embarking on their own academic endeavours, planning […]

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Writing Prompt Update

Hello my darling readers, Just a little heads up on the writing prompts process. Over the next five weeks, I’m going to be traveling. I’ll be in Berlin, Sweden (Stockholm and Karlstad), London, and Toronto, and then will spend some time in my family cottage near Ottawa. As I have committed to packing light for […]

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Prompt 68

“Google search your own name. Write about the search result that is closest to your name but isn’t you.” If I search my name, Alison Cameron, I inevitably stumble on multiple pages dedicated to one of the doctors from the famous show, House M.D. Allison Cameron is one of the first doctors to work with […]

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