Monthly Archives: January 2014

Daily prompt: 25,414 days overdue

DAILY PROMPT: YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED It’s January 26. Write a post in which the number 26 plays a role. If my days were numbered at 26, I’ve overstepped the mark by 25,414, plus a few leap years that I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Choose one? Only one?

DAILY PROMPT: TEACH YOUR (BLOGGERS) WELL We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. As one who is immeasurably gifted across a range … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 6: Bye-bye tourists

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS The main street has hit the snooze button: no queues at the bakery, no line-up at the hole in the wall. They’ve all hopped in their cars and taken off, back to their busy reality. … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 5: Night

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS The moon is getting old. Shrinking, like me. It’s got a grin and a buzz cut, tonight, and sticky-out ears… Or maybe that’s my cataracts adding quirky flourishes to the everyday. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/weekly-writing-challenge-lunch-posts/

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Daily prompt: If I knew that…

DAILY PROMPT: BYOB(OOKWORM) Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination. This is a case of the spirit and the flesh both being willing, and the brain having … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 4: Thinks…

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS Jakeb and Lukas are on duty today. Did their mums and dads spell it differently to make them special? When really, they’re special anyway by definition, and sometimes gilding the lily only makes for confusion. … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Or not…

DAILY PROMPT: NICE IS AS NICE DOES Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done. Who’s deluding who, here? (Or whom, if you want to be pedantic, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring.) Is this a prompt … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 3: In the wet

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS No sun, today: people running through the rain, hair dripping, shirts soaked. Funny how getting wet is In. Coats and umbrellas are so Yesterday. Reminds me of Lancashire girls on winter nights-out, legs goose-pimpled from … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Priorities

DAILY PROMPT: MIRROR, MIRROR Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances? When I look in the mirror – usually for the … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge day 2: Between the flags

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LUNCH POSTS Girls preen and arch, boys show off. ‘Twas ever thus – although the courting ritual starts younger every year. Just make sure you flaunt yourselves between the flags. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/weekly-writing-challenge-lunch-posts/

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