Around this time last year, I tried my hand at microfiction with The Writer Magazine’s 100-word contest. I don’t consider myself a fiction writer but, with time and a $10 entry fee to spare, I thought “Why not?!” So color me shocked when I finished as 1 of 50 semi-finalists. Ok. Not bad. Was I … Continue reading “Why Not?!”
Letting my creative juices flow on this Twenty Words Tuesday: “Don’t let me fall!” The ledge began to crumble in my grasp. Then I heard Him whisper, “Just let go.”
Since it’s Sunday, I guess this would be last week’s Twenty Words Tuesday ...but better late than never! Their image had been carefully crafted but the facade was crumbling. Their secrets being exposed, a model family no more.
Back at it with Twenty Words Tuesday...and actually on a Tuesday this time! Today’s word is Self-Love. The bump on her nose. The point of her chin. The freckles on her face. She finally loved her reflection.
Giving it another whirl. This week’s word prompt is ‘Ghost’ He was a ghost of his former self, his face devoid of any emotion. Yet she refused to lose hope.
Needed to prime the pump on my creative writing flow so I decided to try my hand at this prompt from Bulbul’s Twenty Words Tuesday...on a Thursday. A great brain workout! This week’s word is Electric. “It’s electric!” The music boomed as she rushed onto the floor to dance until her tired feet screamed for … Continue reading It’s Electric!
Writing Prompt: Advice to someone with a broken heart Maybe you weren't meant to stay.Perhaps there were complex layers your heart couldn't comprehend,And in your quest to become savior you would instead become prey.
Inspired by wise words from my brother Alfonzo Jones II Subtle liesMasked as comfortIn cushioned cagesWe become prisonersWorshipping at the altar of safety. But Freedom calls toLeaps of faithFlights of fancyWalks on water Courage under fireDepths of valleys Heights of mountainsA Life in full bloom
Writing Prompt: Interrupted by a chapter of loathing Her mirror once reflected a distorted truth Skin too dark Hair too coarse Nose too big Distortion born of comparisons Fed by erroneous standards Created by inferior minds Her beautiful book of Life Interrupted by a chapter of loathing
Small Island by Andrea Levy and I'm now on a mission to read every single one of her books. Very seldom am I drawn to a book after seeing the movie adaptation but when Small Island aired on PBS (yes, I'm a public television junkie-PBS Kids, Masterpiece Classics, Independent Lens, American Experience...I love it all... … Continue reading Just Read…