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An an"noun"cement

Listen everybody. I have an announcement to make.

It has come to my attention that I can no longer keep up with this charade. 324 more words

Writing Challenges

Weekly Writing Challenge: Post 2 Bradbury nouns

Our nouns. Choose at least five nouns from the following list and integrate them into your new piece: The balloon. The squirrel. The river. The clown car. 343 more words

Irene Waters

The Red Balloon

I wrote you a story
about a red balloon
that escaped
from a carnival show.
It had always imagined
a life on the road,
twisting and tumbling… 280 more words


Weekly Writing Challenge: The Ray Bradbury Noun List Twist - There are fairies (and slugs) at the bottom of my garden

For today’s challenge, try a twist on a technique Ray Bradbury used to beat writer’s block.

Your mission is to write a new piece that includes at least five nouns: Garden, grass, slugs, cat, salt… 1,026 more words


Weekly Writing Challenge: Bradley's Sample noun list

Bradbury’s sample noun list. Write a new piece using at least five of the nouns from Bradbury’s sample list, above: The lake. The night. The crickets. 329 more words

Irene Waters


The Ray Bradbury Noun List Twist

My list? A shiny scroll, vacuum taffy, a cake, a tool box, armor, a rainbow turtle, a bottle, a bottle of Allergone, a laser. 456 more words


Sudden Downpour

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. 651 more words