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...

Squash

Slowly a foot moved.  Then the trunk. Then a loud growl shook the cabin.  Deep and seemingly unending, it permeated every remaining inch of the space. Maia had no choice but to inhale the growl along with the stale air polluting her lungs.  Ever since she’d awoken in...

Raindrop Race

Today’s 15 minute Writing Challenge came from Martha at The John Roan Creative Writing Club. She asked us to write a story, where the final word of the sentence is repeated as the first word of the next sentence. She also gave us some additional rules, such as: a...
We All Have Stories of Fire

We All Have Stories of Fire

We had a fire drill at school today. We sit, cool and calm in class. Then – BeeeeDoooBeeeeDooooo….. Filing out…Counting everyone…“Stop talking!” … Lining up….Waiting….“Is it real?”….“It’s never real,” …. “Right,...

Day 8 of Lock Down

Martha in Year 8 at The John Roan School runs their Creative Writing Club and invited me to join their lunch time sessions, now that they’ve moved online. She gave us a 15 minute writing prompt, challenging us to personify the Corona Virus. I filled this page of my...