Category Archives: WRITING CHALLENGES

FOOD FOR ‘HERE AND NOW’ THOUGHT

Ichiro snores. The fog horn blows. My feet are cold and the fragrance of lilies on the kitchen counter drifts into the living room where I stare at the precarious position of my teacup on the edge of the coffee table while pondering this run on sentence the … Continue reading

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TASTE OF INDIA – Jammin’ on the Streets

Car horns honk. Motorbikes beep. Tuk-tuks toot. The wave of sound winds down as the steel herd halts for a red signal, then builds again when the traffic light turns green and the swarm surges forward. The pack pushes through the streets of Delhi … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Sound of Silence

Nature will do it every time – fill me with a sense of awe that is jaw-dropping. And she did not disappoint as our helicopter rushed over the spare landscape toward Ittoqqortoormiit. In summer, the remote village in East Greenland hugs the rocky shore of … Continue reading

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THE SOUP INVADER

Of all the things I expected to find in my tomato soup, this wasn’t one of them. A few seeds so small they’d slipped through the strainer unnoticed? Perhaps. A bit of chopped onion that had stuck to the pot and avoided being puréed … Continue reading

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LITERALLY, THE END

Out of all the tickers that stopped at precisely 12:15 pm, Alastair Hoodwink managed to squeeze a few more seconds from his for a last word with his son Malcolm… “When the world literally begins to fade into a blank canvas, rest assured, … Continue reading

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ONE HECK OF A MO

Here a Mo, there a Mo, Everywhere a Mo, Mo. If you write or are thinking of writing, November’s got the MO that will invite the muse and ignite inspiration. First, the mother of MOs. The MO that started it all

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A HALLOWEENSIE TREAT

‘Tis the eve of All Hallows. Gus embarks on a jaunt to The Lodge at Devil’s Canyon, his Mummy’s favorite haunt. Flying in the dark, astride his sister’s broom, the wee ghoul soars in his snowman costume. Until *putt-putt-poot* the broom starts to roll— The gas tank is empty! He’s outta control— Zigging past witches, pumpkins, and bats, … Continue reading

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