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 #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?…

STOP! Don’t read any news until you know these 10 things!

Researchers have discovered the best way to get your daily news fix and it’s not how you think! Okay, that’s actually bullshit, but you’ve got to admit the headline and strapline are pretty enticing, right? Now I’ve lured you here under false pretenses, you should stay for the rant about clickbat news, as illustrated by…

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)…