Wishful Thinking

Disclaimer: This post, for Writing 101, is fiction. Promise. Lucy wasn't one for wishful thinking, but right now she found herself wishing for quite a few things: I wish I'd had a more substantial breakfast, was the first on the list. It might have fortified her for such a situation as this, though on second thought it… Continue reading Wishful Thinking


The 400 Words

I don’t know what to write, really. I feel like I’ve covered a lot of the usual topics by now. I could go on a bit more about exams and all that, but I did that the other day.Free-writing is not my thing. Last time I did this someone commented on how organized my thoughts… Continue reading The 400 Words

Fears and Loathings

I'm not usually one to be afraid. Actually, when I read the challenge I was hard-pressed to think of something I fear.I have a lot of dislikes, but disliking something isn't the same as fearing it - or even being paranoid. I have a long dislike of vegetable peelers, for instance, and there's a reason… Continue reading Fears and Loathings

Taken Over By Corporations

Alright, I don't have an actual event to draw upon. My hometown is a bit big for an annual fair, as far as I know. Instead, there's the nearby pools. Two years ago the entrance was free. They promised, on their website, to provide a place for people to work out and socialize and be healthy,… Continue reading Taken Over By Corporations

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Mr FlaubertFirstly, may I say that Madame Bovary is one of my favoured novels. The ending, in particular, is enough to get it a spot on my Top 5 Novels list. (If I had one, which I don't. Not an official one anyway.)However, I have a thread of resentment for you. You see, quite recently I… Continue reading To Whom It May Concern

Trilogy, Collected

So you might know I already did and posted all three parts of the trilogy required for the Writing 101 challenge. Today I'm going to just make it easy for people to view the three sections without the fuss I just went through trying to get links. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.… Continue reading Trilogy, Collected

Making Plans

"We should do something to commemorate your birthday. It's coming up soon, isn't it?""Well, it is, but you know I'm not big on celebration." She frowns at him, digs her nail into the table and leaves a small scar that blends in with the grainy design of the wood."Eighteen is important. You'll be a legal adult.""Fine.… Continue reading Making Plans

On Coming Home

When I was twelve, we'd just returned to City X after several years away. 'We' is my parents and I. I turned twelve a few months after the move, actually. My schoolmates marked the day in a fairly different way to my old school - it was very quiet. The other school had done a communal… Continue reading On Coming Home

Comfort Food

First: please forgive any rambles. I'm in post-exam exhaustion. And it's Saturday.I don't have a favourite childhood meal. To be quite honest I don't remember much of childhood foods.However I do have a favourite adulthood meal. It's homemade macaroni and cheese.That's the vital thing: it has to be homemade. You know the Kraft stuff, the one… Continue reading Comfort Food

A Walk in the Park

Scene: Paul and Lia are strolling through a park one autumn day. It's a chilly day, and the leaves are falling from trees in the strong gusts of wind. Some distance away an old woman, Ella, knits.LiaGod, it's cold. And the sunglasses don't do anything to protect my eyes from the wind. Feels like a… Continue reading A Walk in the Park