What I've always wanted to say about the people in my life.
Today, as part of the research I'm doing for this little writing project of mine, I read a lot about this one day in the Second World War: December 16, 1943. Why that day, you ask? Well, according to our family records, this was the day that Allan Reid Cameron, my great-great-uncle, died while on … Continue reading Bringing characters to life
"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 … Continue reading Prompt 73: Here’s to sisters
"You bring someone back from the dead. Who is it?" I think when we're asked this question, we're often expected to choose someone famous or someone who played a big role in bringing good to the world. Selfishly, I'm quite baffled by that. I don't think I could ever squander this wish like that. If … Continue reading Prompt 50
"Describe each person in your family with just one word" Although there are multiple and, at times, contradicting descriptors for each of my family members, I've somehow managed to narrow each down to one word. Dad: Dedicated Mom: Loving Fiona: Strong James: Headstrong Kif: Charming Rory: Youthful
"Write a story that ends with the line 'And this is the room where it happened'." Two sisters, four and five, play with their bears, each creating stories from their corner in the bedroom. Each in a world that seeps into the other; overlapping imaginings. The elder, always meticulous, had her bear poised as she … Continue reading Prompt 44
"Five things you wish you'd asked your grandmother" When my grandmother passed away when I was 17, I was plagued by a persistent feeling that I had been robbed of so many conversations with her. In that sense, this prompt is quite appropriate. What was it about Baba (my grandfather) that drew you to him? … Continue reading Prompt 35