Writing Prompt Wednesday – Balloon Fiesta


(c) Sonya, 2015
(c) Sonya, 2015

Want to tell us what’s it like to ride in a balloon? Does the photo inspire you to write a different story?

Please pingback to this post or leave a comment with a link to your response – I’d like to see what you did with the prompt.

Happy Writing!


Writing Prompt Wednesday – Bridge

the world's most famous bascule bridge, (c) Sonya 2011
the world’s most famous bascule bridge, (c) Sonya 2011

Look at the photo and tell us what you see. Use the writing prompt in any way that will fit in with your blog. Please pingback to this post or leave a comment with a link to your response – I’d like to see what you did with the prompt. Happy Writing!

The Girl Who Lived (in order)

Here are all twenty-seven instalments of The Girl Who Lived:

  1. The Hermit
  2. A Discovery
  3. Impossible
  4. Trailers, Tents and Castles
  5. Familiar Face
  6. Unfamiliar Face
  7. Information Underload
  8. Fishies
  9. Happy Family
  10. Lucy Lightning
  11. Predictions
  12. Twenty Scientists
  13. Not the Only One Left
  14. Carrots and Sticks
  15. Uncomfortable
  16. Venn Diagram
  17. Questions and Resolutions
  18. Another Confrontation
  19. Ugly Truth
  20. Brace for Impact
  21. A Use for Thunder
  22. Lukewarm Anger
  23. How Did He Know?
  24. Normal Person
  25. Sleep
  26. Morning Ritual
  27. All Grown Up

It was always supposed to be a coming-of-age story, even though it veered off into something darker in the second half. That’s what happens when you write the instalments as you go, I suppose. If I want to find a home for the story, it will need some serious editing.

No more serials for the time being – I promise!

Story A Day: What I Wrote, What Others Wrote

Story A Day May came and went quickly this year. In the second half of the month, I accidentally wrote a serial in 100-word instalments I’ve called the Salvage Series. Given that I only had a vague idea where it would go, it turned out okay.

I didn’t read half as many stories by other writers as I’d have liked, but I found many I enjoyed. And then there were a handful I loved:

Have you read anything good last month you’d like to share? Pop it in the comments!

Story a Day May

2015stadabadge150x69purpleIf you know me from my flash fiction blog, it won’t come as a surprise that I love a writing challenge.

One of those challenges is Story a Day May. There are no prizes for guessing what it’s about, the name says it all. I’ve joined the challenge in 2013 for the first time, and I’m still using the stories I wrote then for competition entries. So of course I’m going to join again this year.

I already write a story a day, you might say. But sometimes, those 100-word flashes hint at a bigger story I want to discover. I’ll try to expand a one-hundred word opening scene into a longer story once a week during May – let’s see how it goes.

How about you – will you join Story a Day May?