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Window Waiting

window pane waiting
was never just a child’s game

See,
dad never came home for supper
mama never could suffer
the look of her child’s face… 54 more words

Poetry

The Mixtape... A Fun Addition For A Horror/Sci-fi Story

For those of you who were born in the 1990s, I reckon you may not have heard of, ‘The Mixtape’… The Mixtape, (later the, ‘Mixed CD’, I suspect,) was a tape that people recorded songs on to, to give as gifts to other people. 420 more words

Movie Blogs

'The Skylark' by Tom F

This is not a competition entry, but something that Tom asked me if I would post on his behalf.  It is also another very fitting piece of writing given the 100 year anniversary of WW1 and it has special meaning to him, as detailed in his email to me at the time: 1,094 more words

Writing & Other Stuff

'In the blink of an eye' by Jan Strickland

I am happy to share another entry for this month’s mini writing competition on the theme of ‘Memories’ from regular contributor, Jan Strickland, with a nostalgic trip down memory lane.  246 more words

Writing Prompts

6 Essential Tips to Work from Home With a Newborn Baby

Being a new first-time mom–or dad–is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs there is. Every day is an adventure, and there’s nothing more precious than seeing the world through your newborn’s wide, shiny eyes. 962 more words

The Journey

Thistle and Thorn

I refuse
to be re-used,
I am not paper, plastic, metal

I am used to
to being abused
stomping on forgotten flower petals

I suppose… 54 more words

Poetry

Back to Basics #24: How to Find Your Writing Voice

If you’ve ever posted an update on a blog (or even thought of starting a blog!), then you’ve probably thought about how you would like to address your audience. 1,338 more words

Tips And Tricks