Aching, I treasure everything you touched.
I’ve just read (and blogged about) Bruce Springsteen’s new autobiography “Born to Run” and been inspired to listen to a lot of his music again, so I’m afraid I was always going to shoehorn the Boss into whatever Helen’s prompt was for this week. Admittedly, I couldn’t immediately think of a Halloween song in his repertoire (go on, somebody, tell me there is one!) but Factory, from his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town, has always sent a shiver down my spine. Continue reading
I don’t read as much as I should (unless scrolling through Twitter counts?) so it has been a real pleasure to spend the last week staying in a house with a well stocked bookcase and a wood burning stove. After days spent on family walks kicking through autumn leaves, settling down for an evening’s reading in front of the fire has been pure bliss. Continue reading
It’s been a long time since I joined in with this weekly sharing of songs hosted by Helen of This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. In fact I’ve been very quiet on the blog as a whole. The last six weeks since I got back from holiday have been hectic and not particularly enjoyable, as I’ve had some challenging times at work and niggling health problems. I wish I could say that they’re all resolved now and I’m back with a spring in my step and a song in my heart, but no such luck. What I can say, is that I’ve missed blogging, so despite everything else, it’s time to dedicate some energy to things that I know will make me feel better. Continue reading
This is a great idea for those of us who love the Six Word Story Challenge – can you come up with a tweet-length story instead?
The theme is Halloween, and this is what I came up with:
I always loved Halloween. The one time of year I didn’t need a mask. Hiding in plain sight, you could say. #microstory
Hey! Every month I post all the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the previous month, but this post isn’t about that so much. Some of my blogging friends suggested that I host a MicroStory contest, asking people to submit their own flash fiction entries. To be judged! (But not by me.)
This is entirely based on one of the suggester’s own weekly contest: Nicola Auckland hosts six word story contests over on her blog, Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. She has regular contests where people submit a six word story, based on a theme she provides. I won’t be that restrictive in word count (but, knock yourself out if you want to harness your inner Hemingway.)
Here are the rules:
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