Sellotape

There is so much writing inspiration to be found in the everyday; things that lie doormat until one day they become useful in our writing lives. This morning on Twitter, Mathew Tobin shared a carefully crafted sign his five-year-old son had made: Warning.  The sign...

Chapter 9 – The Escape

Chapter 9 Rowan wanted to curl up under his blankets. He willed himself to remain awake as the shafts of light faded around the door jamb. Again, no one had come to check on him and his door wasn’t locked from the outside. He wrapped his bread in a cloth, tied it with...

Gnomes

The poet extraordinaire, Brian Moses, published this poetry writing prompt on Twitter yesterday.  Following our brief exchange, this story literally fell out of me.  I would really appreciate some feedback.  It is a fifteen-minute first draft, as I was supposed to be...

Six Word Stories

A quickie from me today. Thanks for the inspiration Booklover2013! Hedgehog invaded Ant’s nest, chaos ensued. 🦔😱   Gliding through the water, lightning struck. 🏊🏾🌩️   Koala dropped the last eucalyptus leaf. 🐨😨   Koalas beware; Lotta’s in New Zealand! 🐨🇳🇿  ...

#247 Challenge: National Writing Day

A Tail I wrote this 24-word story in response to the National Writing Day #247 Competition, alongside the other members of The John Roan Creative Writing Club.  You can read my reflection on my first attempt and find out what inspired me here. I was determined to...

The A-Z of Pants

The Challenge This short story was written in response to a challenge set by Martha at The John Roan’s Creative Writing Club.  She asked us to write a narrative where the first sentence began with A and we worked through the alphabet consecutively.  I decided that a...