Running Away

People talk about leaving all the time. They imagine themselves in the countryside somewhere, where the trees seem to shelter them from the real world. They’ve abandoned those office jobs and responsibilities, and they’re finally free. Looking out across the evening waters now, though, trees on every side and a complete sense of isolation beginning…

Stare Into Me

In the stories, it’s always some great castle or mansion: a huge, towering structure that looms over the entire village. Its stone walls will have crumbled almost completely to the ground, and thick ivy will coat every crack and window. It’ll creak and seem to sway eerily in the wind as it’s lit up by…

Sunday Scrawl #7

It’s Sunday again, which means that it’s time for the next Sunday Scrawl! This is a writing prompt competition that I have been running for a few weeks now; here are the rules: Below, you will find this week’s photo prompt! Responses to the prompt can vary from prose/poetry writing to more photographs – there…

Sunday Scrawl #5

It’s Sunday again, which means that it’s time for the next Sunday Scrawl! This is a writing prompt competition that I have been running for a few weeks now; here are the rules: Below, you will find this week’s photo prompt! Responses to the prompt can vary from prose/poetry writing to more photographs – there…

Spilling Over

Here’s another story for the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt; each week, Rochelle Wisoff posts a photo, with the challenge of writing an associated story in 100 words or less. This is a very varied challenge that inspires authors to interact with each other, as much as it helps them to improve their writing. I hope you…

Riverbank Guardian

This is my third attempt at Sammi Cox’s weekly writing challenges! Each weekend, she posts both a word and a picture for writers to attempt either her prose or poetry prompt. This week, the word was “guardian” and the prose challenge was to write a fairy tale story in 150 words or less! Wandering along the…

Sacrificial Shadows

I’ve recently discovered yet another writing prompt challenge; one of the best things about WordPress has to be how many of these challenges there truly are! If you don’t normally do these challenges, why not have a go? They can be about absolutely anything that comes to mind when you look at the below picture, so…

Be My Escape #writephoto

This is my second attempt at Sue Vincent’s photo prompt challenge. It’s a fair bit longer than my usual writing, but, as there’s no word count to this prompt, that can’t be a bad thing! I hope you enjoy! Nobody knew about Freddy. For some reason, he liked to hide from other people. I suppose he’d…

Change

The first thing that came into my mind as I looked at today’s photo prompt from Creative Writing Ink, was a short, little poem I wrote just before I started university. Poetry’s never been my strongest form of writing, probably because I simply enjoy writing prose so much more, but I had a go, and this…