Around Me →
In some strange way, this was prompted by Joe Bunting’s post, How Does This Make You Feel? But in many ways, it was not.
rakuli is one of my favourite writers. rakuli writes: Wentworth was the littlest duckling in a small family of little ducklings. Like most ducks, he could not afford the excessive rental prices of a medium-density residential area, so he lived in a tiny pond found in a miniature park on the shortest street in the smallest village in the— Well, Wentworth was not really certain that there could be...
Kids Do That →
I didn’t know where this snippet was going. I don’t know that it even went anywhere. It’s here now, though it certainly didn’t go where I wanted it to go yesterday. Perhaps it’s a disobedient puppy. That might explain why I couldn’t find it when I went looking this morning. So I started over, and now its title is somewhat misleading. Thanks to Joe Bunting for...
Is Monogamy Unnatural? →
This talk is really interesting. I haven’t read the book, and I can’t comment on the reproducibility of the research results, etc.—but it is interesting.
elisabethpfeffer asked: But to sell on amazon, I need a book no?
Build 'Em Up →
One of my strangest efforts to date. I spent thirty minutes digressing from my original topic of placing someone on a pedestal.
Have you ever…
Have you ever read something incredibly beautiful and wished that it had been written for you, and then realised… maybe it was?
There was no new writing prompt on my latest favourite site today, so I had to come up with my own. I decided on all-consuming love, followed by role reversal. How random. Oh, you may have noticed that I ‘write funny’ or ‘spell words wrong’—it’s true, sometimes I do, but often it’s deliberate. I’m Australian.
The Charm (in 15 minutes) →
This post is the result of another fifteen minutes, stimulated by The Write Practice and two cups of strong coffee.
Read between the lines
mmkemp: I think you’re making some really shitty life decisions and I think ten years from now you will regret them but hey, it’s your life and you can do what you want with it so have fun. I’m not going to stop you or tell you what to do. I’m not going to stop you or tell you what to do, but I am going to put it out there for the whole world to read. (No criticism here—I...
Sometimes when I am walking well it feels like I am still. Instead of moving...– Joe Bunting, ‘Be Still Today’, The Write Practice.
Coffee (in 15 minutes) →
In an effort to write more, I decided I will work with one writing prompt per day. This prompt came from The Write Practice and, in the spirit of getting lots of feedback, I’ve posted it there, too. (For the navigationally challenged, such as my mother, please click the title of this post to visit my creative piece.)
There is so much quality writing out there…
… and so little time for reading. How will I ever read all the things I want to read?
I lay reading in bed, waiting patiently for my lover to finish brushing his teeth, switch the light off and join me. I absently scratched at my itchy hand, not seeing the mosquito until it tried to fly away. With both hands I CLAPPED! Got him! But, thanks to my enthusiasm, the blood literally spurted out of the little guy. Or girl. I found tiny spatters all over the sheet, up high near my pillow,...
I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t...– Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones (via yourfavouritebookquotes)