Mindfulness

Breathe in and out and notice Five things you can see cracked floorboards stretch away hair balls simmer along skirting boards iced with dust lost socks marooned under my bed Four things you can hear downstairs’ TV muffling outsides’ traffic distancing my breathing suffocating rain falling Three things you can touch cracks between the cracked … Continue reading Mindfulness

Violet – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 5

Week 5 Prompt: Write a story about your favourite fictional character. “Ms Baudelaire, your brother rang, they’re about ten minutes away,” her assistant said, poking her head through the library door. “Thank you, Esme.” The name still made Violet shudder despite hiring her over two months ago. However, a name, no matter how repugnant its … Continue reading Violet – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 5

7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 4

Week 4 Prompt: Write a “tabloid” story about your favourite celebrity. 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon Science - doesn't exactly fill you with excitement, does it? So when I tell you it’s now cool to dig science, don’t panic just yet, because let me introduce you to your new, certified, eco-royalty … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Greta Thunberg is a Style Icon – WRITING CHALLENGE WEEK 4

Wendy

Once, I was promised eternal youthbut I turned it down.In my nightgown, with wrinkled hands,a slightly scratched wedding ring and plaguedby a constant urge to sigh,I can’t help but wonder, dear, what you are doing now. How hungry I was for that fairy-dusted midnight sky!How sensible I was in closing the curtains,eventually. Before I was … Continue reading Wendy