"Things you should throw away but can't" Over the last few years, I've accumulated a collection of notebooks. Some were gifted. Some I got from work. Some I bought while convincing myself that I needed a totally separate notebook for this project or that endeavour—because how could I use the same one for drafting blog … Continue reading Writing Prompt 99: Things I Should Throw Away
"Create an imaginary friend (human or not)" I have a friend named Puzzles. I'm not quite sure if Puzzles is a he or a she, but this friend showed up as if from nowhere one day and hasn't left my side since. Puzzles is magical, you see, and invisible to everyone except me. I'm not … Continue reading Prompt 85: Imaginary friends
"Two dollars isn't a lot of money, unless..." ...you live in a backward universe where efficiency and simplicity are the concepts that define value and thus small and easily measured numbers carry more weight than long or fragmented ones. Two dollars makes you rich. But not as much as one dollar does. Imagine that.
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
"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 … Continue reading Prompt 75: 24 hour romance
"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 … Continue reading Prompt 74: Using the alphabet
"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 … Continue reading Prompt 70