Flash fiction competitions are everywhere. I see people posting about them on Twitter and many magazines offer the chance to tell a story in a set number of words. Sometimes flash fiction can be 2000 words and sometimes it can be 200, I've even seen ones as little as 10 words! I often think that… Continue reading Flash Fiction: 28/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
Have you ever just laid in the dark, thinking about things you probably shouldn't be thinking about. Maybe your mind wanders over to your first love. You wonder what they're doing, if they're thinking about you, how different things are since they left your life. Perhaps you think about your past regrets, wishing that you… Continue reading Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
We all have those songs, the special playlist of things we listen to when we are happy or sad. Whether we want to be angry at the world or whether we want to be inspired by it, we all have a song to make us feel the way we want to be feeling in that… Continue reading Music To My Pen: 14/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
Something has changed in the past few days. I don’t know whether it is the excitement of a new life, the flood of icy, salt oxygen that was pumped into my mind as I wondered the Scandinavian streets of Denmark and Sweden, or maybe, just maybe, this blogging challenge is starting to work like I hoped… Continue reading Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
For many, today was the first day back at work for this year. It would have been mine too if I was still living in Hampshire, but instead, I'm living the unemployed home with parents life. This is both a blessing and a curse. While yes, I had the joy of sleeping in and being… Continue reading What I Want From 2018: 2/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
I almost can't believe that it is New Years Eve tomorrow! Where did the time go? 2017 has been a full on rollercoaster ride; filled with twists and turns, slow rises and speeding downfalls, screaming and cheering. But we made it! I came into this year at a house party I was hosting in my final… Continue reading 2017 In Review!
*Tap Tap Tap* My nails drummed on the keyboard. Fingers hovering over letters, itching to form the words that floated around my foggy brain. The room blurred as my eyes began swimming with tears. "No," I whispered to myself, gulping and turning my head to the ceiling, blinking quickly in an attempt to stop myself from crying.… Continue reading Where Art Thou, November?
Panic attacks. They take over your mind and your body, wrapping around you tighter and tighter until you feel suffocated and can’t breathe. It’s a similar feeling to when I was a kid and I was swimming in a river. My foot got tangled in some seaweed and was holding me back. As I tried… Continue reading I Can’t Breathe
Someone looked at my blog this morning. I don't know anything about this person other than they were in the United Kingdom when something made them click on the link to my homepage. That's the joy of the stats page here on WordPress. We can see how many people have viewed which pages of our… Continue reading Learning To Write Again…
I was one of the lucky kids. My parents would both sit in my room before I went to bed, one on the rocking chair, and one next to me in bed, and they would read to me. They read me wonderful books filled with all sorts of magic and drama that made me the… Continue reading The Books That Made Us Readers.