Writing Prompt Wednesday #10

It’s been hot and sticky in the UK of late. And at night the dark, humidity and silence form an eerie alliance where their only purpose seems to be either preventing me from sleeping or disrupting sleep soon after it has arrived. That atmosphere feels as infinite as the universe – from the moment the…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #9

Yeah, it’s a day late. I had shoulder surgery yesterday, which was ace fun. Now I’m sore, achy and afflicted by strange mix of optimism and being thoroughly pissed off. No driving, no lifting – not much of anything apparently. So one-handed typing will have to suffice. Enjoy the prompt – interesting idea that came…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #8

Today’s writing prompt was put together at the centre of the sun. That’s what it feels like. The UK is baking, and I’m very much loving it! It’s hot and sweaty. People are out and about, smiling, scoffing ice cream, and generally looking happy. I’ll take any prolonged heat wave every day over the months…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #6

Imagine you’re hunkered down at a grave, silently paying your respects. Fellow mourners are nearby. When a hand grabs your wrist you don’t immediately assume it has come from beneath you, but rather beside or above you, from someone alive. And then you hear the voice. “Act natural until they’ve gone.” What do you do?…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #5

Summer arrived in the UK last week, and as usual, all sorts of records have been broken. According to one source, we had the hottest day in May in 176 years. That’s newsworthy, right? This morning I had a wonderful rush of inspiration during the not quite awake and could drift back to sleep place…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #4

Writing prompts are pretty fun, even just as a thought exercise. I’m working on a bigger post at the moment about my zombie foot recovery. More to come over the weekend I hope. Until a few minutes ago I was working on Chapter 35 of The Holt, in particular, an important (if gross and disgusting)…