Writing Challenges

A lie less ordinary

photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash He could still hear his father's words: 'You'll never be special...just get a job. No son of mine is ever going to be a dancer.'  But, every night, after turning off the gaudy neon light at the family store, he would dance away his mundane day; this… Continue reading A lie less ordinary

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Writing Challenges

I have no words…

It's been ages since I blogged, I thought, I really want to write, But I've stumbled on this writer's block, That seems wedged in pretty tight. I'll use the Daily Prompt, I said It's worked well in the past, But after just a line or two, Things fell apart quite fast. So now I'm lying in the dark,… Continue reading I have no words…

Writing Challenges

The Midas Touch?

The sidewalk was bustling as the mass of humanity surged about its day. She looked up through the 'people' trees to catch a glimpse of the sky. She heard it had once been blue, and that the stars shone at night; but, mankind had painted it gold with their greed a long, long time ago. Three Line… Continue reading The Midas Touch?

Writing Challenges

The Crossing…

The waiting room was cheerful and noisy with chatter. An elderly man watched one of the two doors in the room expectantly, while a teenager sat in the corner twirling her hair with her fingers, looking bored. A child played with a small dog, and a young woman with dark curls and large brown eyes surveyed the room… Continue reading The Crossing…

Writing Challenges

The joy around us

Against the grey rain diamond drops dance and gleam on red hibiscus blooms --------*-----------*--------------*-----------* I smile as you sleep The rise and fall of your chest My peace and comfort --------------*------------------*-----------------* It was obvious that something had changed. The hushed phone calls, the receipt for her favourite lilies that she never got. She even caught him… Continue reading The joy around us