Monthly Archives: November 2015

Perception

My FFfAW challenge! “Melissa!” snapped Mrs. Gretchen. “Orange clouds?! Purple leaves?!” “No!” she picked up the green colour pencil and swapped it wth the unlucky one in Melissa’s small hand. “Remember class, leaves are green and clouds are white!” Melissa looked at … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 15: Take a Cue From Your Readers-Inspiration From History

Qawwali is a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years. This profound Qawwali is by Amjad Sabri and is in praise of a leader in history named Hussain, who refused to pledge allegiance to a tyrant of his time called … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 14: Recreate a Single Day – Earthquake (based on true events)

8th October October 8th, my birthday and that too a Saturday! What luck! Chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes (you can’t get enough of anything chocolatey on this day!) and presentsss! I got my first birthday text message at exactly midnight, my … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 13:Play with Word Count- Haiku

Moral compass lost All around arrogance trap Rein in attitude Day 18 NaBloPoMo/NanoPoblano/YeahNoMo

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Writing 101, Day 12: Critique a Piece of Work-Literature Festival

I actually attended this festival at the beginning of the year but there are some experiences that just stick with you, and the annual Literature Festival is one of them! Unlike other festivals or functions, the minute you enter the … Continue reading

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The Dream

My FFfAW challenge! “I’m dying,” Katie’s lips trembled as she finally decided to say those words out loud. Daddy stroked his little girl’s hair. “We’re all dying.” The disapproval showed on Mummy’s face. The divorce had made her disagree with everything he … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 11: Update Your Readers Over a Cup of Coffee

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you how much I’m enjoying my time off work and ask how calmly (or not) you confront indecisive moments in your life. If we were having coffee right now… I would tell … Continue reading

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When the Future was Floppy

Who remembers the 5 1/4 floppy disks? One of the initial storage mediums that were introduced. I had boxes full of them, mostly stored with games. The days we used to work in c prompt! Then along came the 3 … Continue reading

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Cards, the Old Fashioned Way!

Do you still receive Birthday, Anniversary, Thank You, Congratulation et al cards via mail? Or has this method of showing affection all but died out? Has technology taken over completely and wholly in regards to this medium of communication? I … Continue reading

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Writing 101, Day 10: Let the Scene Write Itself – Pest Control

Zap! Crackle! Sizzle! Booyah! I got another one! What an adrenaline rush! Don’t believe me? Well, you try falling asleep with one of those blood suckers’ persistent buzzing in your ear at 2 am. What I don’t get is, how, … Continue reading

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