Tag: #WritingPrompt

Writing prompt: Outside the window

It’s exactly the right time to be writing about views outside windows, because spring is arriving soon, and the gardens are preparing a warm welcome. I have a big tree outside my window, and it loses all its leaves in the winter. That’s a blessing, because the bare branches open up a tunnel for the rising sun to light up my bed in the morning, just as it is time to get up. It is an unexpected benefit for the

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Writing prompt 5/365: Deodorant

I came across this wonderful post by Elen Seidman at LoveThatMax.com. In it, she recounts a loooong list of things that she notices/remembers on behalf of her family, starting with “I am the one who notices that we are running low on toilet paper”. As I said, the list is long. And as a mother, and a “wife”, boy can I identify with this! I am the one who has to remember everything that has anything to do with the

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Writing prompt 4/365: At the bar

I think I had a wasted youth, and that’s not even a pun. Do I really not have any good “At the bar” stories or inspirations? Nope. I do not. As already covered, I am not much of an alcohol drinker, and going out to bars has never been my thing. Oh sure, we used to go out in college (especially once we turned 21, which is the drinking age limit in US) but that was just rowdy, loud disorganised

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Writing prompt 3/365: Cracking the spine

I no longer have many unread books whose spines I can crack, mostly because the majority of books I read I buy as ebooks, and there is no spine there. Every once in a while I will buy a physical book at Exclusive Books. This tends to be either a “beach paperback” that I can take with me and not worry about kindles etc, or some beautiful reference books, for which I have a soft spot. The DK publishing house

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Writing prompt 2/365: It’s a dog’s life

My father loved dogs, and my childhood home had at least two at any given time. They were such an integral part of my family, that I never supposed that having a family home without a dog was possible. And yet, I have never owned one in my adult life, and therefore neither have my children (much to their sorrow). It’s not because I don’t want one, but because looking after a dog is hard work, and – to be

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Writing prompt 1/365: Hangover

It doesn’t take much alcohol to get me drunk, or at least light headed. But it does take a lot to make me drink it in the first place, especially in public. I don’t not drink, but I also don’t drink, if you know what I mean. And when I do drink, I limit myself to cocktails or beer or beer shandys. Whiskey is lost on me. Wine I can drink, but cannot appreciate the nuances of it, so I

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Even if you know me well, you don’t know this

I don’t recognise (most) faces. It’s a real condition (prosopagnosia) and this author summed it up perfectly in The New York Times. I am luckier than some, because I do recognise some faces. For example, 60 minutes (CBS) have an online video that is a test to see if you suffer from face blindness. They show you famous faces, an ask whether you know who they are. Aside from the fact that I cannot imagine how you can suffer from

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I can’t live without….

(Day 4 of Writers’ Bootcamp challenge. Read my other Writing Prompt posts here.) In my short (ha!) adult life, I have had to, at some point or another, had to live without things that most (including me) would consider essential to daily existence. Things like a car, a cellphone, a house, good health, internet connectivity etc. Granted, these deprivations were sporadic, and didn’t all happen at the same time, but they did teach me that really the only thing you

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My five favourite words

(This post is Day 2 of the @writersbootcmp writing challenge. Read my other Writing Prompt posts here.) I am not a lover of words like some people that I know (you know who you are, and yes I am rolling my eyes.) But I am sure that I can come up with five that are better than most. The first one on my list is a blatant plagarism from another participant in the Writing challenge. She was most eloquent about

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