Friday, August 31, 2012

L'esprit De L'escalier

I’ve realised I make comments about some things like I don’t care in order to hide the fact that I care too much, in case it bites back at me or something.

I’m pretty sure it won’t, but I worry a lot that people think I’m being silly and over emotional about things. I worry that they realise I invest my heart in certain things and certain people and make myself vulnerable. And I’m not sure why it matters that they know how vulnerable about certain things and certain people I am when they are friends that I’m talking to.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

28th #SatSunTails Winners!

& so we have our #SatSunTails winner!

You can help by promoting next week’s #SatSunTails on your blogs, twitter, G+, facebook, tumblr etc, that would be great. Also, if you’re on twitter and you’d like an @reply every weekend in order to remind you that the competition is open then please leave a note regarding this along with your twitter handle in the comments of this post so I can set that up for you.

But for now, let’s get to the winners!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

28th #SatSunTails

Welcome to the #SatSunTails microfiction competition.

Be warned – the prompts aren’t easy, but that’s so you can write to the best of your ability.

If you haven’t had a go before at this writing challenge, then please don’t hesitate to try this weekend.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Flash Fiction No. 88

#flashfiction

Disregard & Rebellion

I lay on one of the great grey banks of sand. Wasteland stretched out before me in a milky haze of monochrome. Free breath washed over my face, a light wind void of stale exhale and sweat.

It was the first time I’d ventured free of the town since it happened.

Sand dusted my skin and scratches tickled by the wind. My flesh was worn down, destroyed, torn loose of daring delusions. I imagined his hand on my arm but it was as good as the touch of a ghost, incidental and ethereal.

Thoughts of him no longer soothe me. He is the reason for my pain.

27th #SatSunTails Winners

& so we have our #SatSunTails winners!

A disappointing turn out this week.

I am aware that I haven’t been able to send out an awful lot of links due to work obligations and other things that have consumed my time, but I know I alerted all the previous entrants through twitter and put up the usual notifications to tumblr and on my facebook fan page. So I am afraid to say that I am disappointed and left questioning the competition’s life expectancy.

But to business…

Saturday, August 18, 2012

27th #SatSunTails

Welcome to the twenty-seventh #SatSunTails microfiction competition.

Be warned – the prompts aren’t easy, but that’s so you can write to the best of your ability.

If you haven’t had a go before at this writing challenge, then please don’t hesitate to try this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flash Fiction No. 87

#flashfiction

Zealots

Charcoal bags. She flushed her face with ice cold water but they didn’t shift away. Not make up, then; just lack of sleep.

Silver gleamed in sawn-off light. She sluiced the blade in the icy torrent, destroying the evidence beneath the tap. The water ran red before paling as it circled the plug hole. It was important to keep your instruments clean.

Towel on metal rubbed away the damp markers until water stains were non-existent. A slip and her thumb wept crimson, lips surrounding the wound to stem the flow. She put the weapon away. Carefully concealed, it was more useful than any other ally.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cave of Solitude

I’m not at home today, which is a bit odd but somehow I’m incredibly comfortable.

Maybe the comfort is from the fact that I’m alone and there are no sounds of Bargain Hunt or Wii Snooker at 40 volume in the background coupled with the occasional barking of dogs when neighbours pass by.

Or maybe the comfort is from the fact that I have time to get on with my writing whilst being surrounded by the thoughts of someone who makes me happy (even if he isn’t here right now).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

26th #SatSunTails Winners

& so we have our #SatSunTails winner!

You can help by promoting next week’s #SatSunTails on your blogs, twitter, G+, facebook, tumblr etc, that would be great. Also, if you’re on twitter and you’d like an @reply every weekend in order to remind you that the competition is open then please leave a note regarding this along with your twitter handle in the comments of this post so I can set that up for you.

But for now, let’s get to the winners!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

26th #SatSunTails

Welcome to the twenty-sixth #SatSunTails microfiction competition.

Be warned – the prompts aren’t easy, but that’s so you can write to the best of your ability.

If you haven’t had a go before at this writing challenge, then please don’t hesitate to try this weekend.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Upbeat Wings

Well this was going to be an upbeat post because when I got in this morning I was cheery and happy from spending a lovely night with great friends and having time with somebody I’m so very happy with. But now it’s going to be an out pouring of stress.

My older brother is online talking to my mum. He genuinely makes me want to punch him in the face because he doesn’t listen to a word anyone says.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

25th #SatSunTails Winners

& so we have our #SatSunTails winner!

You can help by promoting next week’s #SatSunTails on your blogs, twitter, G+, facebook, tumblr etc, that would be great. Also, if you’re on twitter and you’d like an @reply every weekend in order to remind you that the competition is open then please leave a note regarding this along with your twitter handle in the comments of this post so I can set that up for you.

But for now, let’s get to the winners!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

25th #SatSunTails

Welcome to the twenty-fifth #SatSunTails microfiction competition.

Be warned – the prompts aren’t easy, but that’s so you can write to the best of your ability.

If you haven’t had a go before at this writing challenge, then please don’t hesitate to try this weekend.