Here we are, the last day of my staycation. Usually, although I don't love my job, I feel ancy to return. My job isn't a passion. It's a way to support myself. It's a good job: fair pay, good hours, decent coworkers, low stress, fairly easy, short commute, and understanding bosses, but it isn't what … Continue reading Writing Challenge Takeaway
When I was in first grade, I wanted to be an author. When other kids wanted to be doctors or firefighters or astronauts, I wanted to be a storyteller. I inherited my love of books from my mom. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a book on my nightstand, and if I’m … Continue reading Prompt- Why Do You Want to Write?
I slipped deeper into the hot, silky water filling my bathtub, letting the humid air fill my lungs as I sighed. The day had been as close to perfect as I think a day has ever been. I’d worked in the garden for hours, leaving my body feeling spent and tired in the most satisfying … Continue reading Prompt- Use One of Yesterday’s Questions to Write a Story
What if you closed your eyes in the bath and were in a different location when you opened them? What if your dog/cat/bird/fish (etc) could talk? What if you woke up a different gender or race? What if chemical warfare killed all the men in the world? Or all the women? What if all the … Continue reading Prompt- Write 10 What If Questions for Story Inspiration
Liam’s hands were on her shoulders, sliding slowly up to cradle her head. Anna could feel the tension between them. It made it difficult to breathe. She could feel his breath on her lips, could feel the excitement building inside her. She wanted nothing more than to give in to the moment and kiss him. … Continue reading Prompt- Write Something in Your Least Favorite Genre (Romance)
Steeling herself, Alexis stepped into the airlock and cycled the door shut behind her. Her suit was fully pressurized and reporting no malfunctions. You didn’t have a lot of dexterity in pressure suits, so the button on the wall that would start the process of bleeding the air out of the room was large and … Continue reading Prompt- Write Something in Your Favorite Genre (Sci-Fi!)
It started with a pop. “Pop” might be too small a word for it, but “bang” seems too big. Thump, maybe? A loud, dull thump in my knee. I’d been on the floor playing with my dog when I decided that I needed sea salt dark chocolate covered almonds more than I’d ever needed anything. … Continue reading Prompt- Describe The Most Exciting Part of Your Day