Well, I did the first heat of the contest in July, and place in the top 15 of my group, with 4/15 points. The next one starts at midnight, Friday, and ends in 48 hours at midnight Sunday. My group (#42) now has to write a 1000 word story - genre is fantasy, settting is an antique shop, item is... Read more →

This past week was the start of school for many. Some kids and youths were keen, some fearful. Some parents were relieved, some apprehensive. This week's prompt is to write from the viewpoint of the sender, not the sendee. You've sent someone (or something?) to school. You've dreams and worries, there will be good news and bad news. Give us... Read more →

I'm going to try the Furious Fiction contest again this month, so I'll use their prompt. They give you 55 hours to write 500 words, with a $500 prize. It's started already, with a closing time of midnight Sunday their time. Which is I think Sunday 10am EST. This month, the prompt is to use adjectives. Lots of them, all... Read more →

It's been hot in Ottawa, it's hot here in Toronto, it's hot in much of the world. Or there are torrential rains, high winds, droughts - all the extremes we get with global warming. At least here in Southern Ontario we get some relief as that Polar Vortex thingy dips down. So that's the prompt this week - heat. Heat... Read more →