Tag: literature

Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific. The prompt prolific can be interpreted as pro-life. It’s in there: pro-lific and pro-life. Looks like these two might have something in common, right? I’m not speaking […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening. Hardened in heart anew, But glad to have sat under Thunder and rain with you, And grateful too For sunlight on the […]

Wait, That’s Not Even a Poem

In my past life When I dropped myself on the bed Overworked, exhausted & sleep-deprived After studying English poetry all night There were snippets of rhymed lines Waging a war […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story Potential

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Not much of a photo, but a potential for story here. The story of the lost ball; or, the art of losing […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence. The words the happy say Are paltry melody But those the silent feel Are beautiful— Emily Dickinson  

What I’ve Been Up to during the Holidays

My holiday programme could be summed up in one word: nothing. But then I’d have nothing to blog about, so let’s elaborate. I spent the holiday with my family: Ella, […]

I Am Where I Was Meant to Be

I don’t even know what the title of the post means (but I can’t be bothered figuring out a more meaningful one). What is it, to be where you’re meant to […]

What D. H. Lawrence (and My Granny) Said

We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. I repeat to myself this D. H. Lawrence quote often. Several times a day, whenever a new sky falls. […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Consistency is a Hobgoblin

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Continuing to take clues from my readers, here’s a suggestion by David Bennett (hello and thanks!). The suggestion isn’t a suggestion (wait, read on). […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Humans Have It the Worst

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. In case you didn’t know, I’m a serious overachiever. I usually apply myself to overachieve in areas where overachieving is worthless. In keeping […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: BBC Poem

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing task doesn’t involve writing. Just as well. The instructions are to mine what’s mine. One suggestion is to look at your […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Ten-Hour-Story

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing challenge suggests that we rewrite James Joyce’s Ulysses. I’m on it, so see you in seven years. Wait. . . . […]

What I Hated the Least Today 262/365: Concrete Poetry

Be warned. This is extremely dumb. I’ve been thinking about concrete poetry. Not concretely, just generally. It happened after I snapped a snap of concrete. I thought I’d produce a […]

All the Same, All the Time

Loosely inspired by a recent somewhat heart-breaking post by Cardinal Guzman, I decided that the world needs more bad poetry. At peace, At home. Alone. Quiet, but not quite. The […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Literally Just a Bunch of Random Quotes

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s (un)inspiring task inspires the worst in me. I’m kidding only in part. That is, in part one of the statement: I do […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Woods

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s prompt combines the textual and the visual. Four stock photos are set to choose from and use as a launchpad for telling […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Hope Is a Duck

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s inspiration is a one-word prompt, which I honestly find highly uninspiring. The words offered couldn’t have been cheesier: hope, love and world […]