Monthly Archives: October 2016

SPF: A Reminder

“I’ll collect enough sweets to last me a hundred years!” “I bet I get more than you!” “Will not!” “Will so!” That night, Tom and Lucy excitedly showed Mummy all the goodies they’d got. “My bag’s heavier than Lucy’s!” Tom … Continue reading

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How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women (Assignment #3)

Write a short story centered on four female characters. Underneath the Veneer The initial construction of the house across the street hadn’t raised any eyebrows until much later.┬áLaura, who had invited the girls over for tea, was the one with … Continue reading

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Tanka Challenge: Fright Night

Monsters, ghouls and ghosts Wander around creepily Pumpkins scooped and carved Eerie decorations seen Trick or treat, it’s Halloween! For Weekly Tanka Challange

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TLT: Home-Grown

No bank account and pennies few, a gargantuan pumpkin Henry grew He carved and scooped through and through, to make himself something new When they came to take his house, Henry shifted to his new place and lived in a … Continue reading

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FFfAW: A True Friend

Jessica was dying and hadn’t told anyone. She moved out of the city, leaving all that she loved behind. Why stay in a place flooded with memories, knowing you could never make any more? Why watch your friends plan for … Continue reading

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SPF: Generations Gone By

Hamida flicked through the black and white photos and smiled wistfully. The days of frolicking outdoors, playing seven tiles and marbles; when your next door neighbours were like family, the world was friendlier and you didn’t have to pay for … Continue reading

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How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women (Assignment #2)

Write a scene or a short story establishing a female character who experiences a strong desire My Hometown I wanted out of that small cottage, in that small town, full of sanctimonious people with small minds. But Mama and Papa? … Continue reading

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