I often have flashes of inspiration when I’m in a car. Maybe it’s just because I don’t ride in cars very often and that makes it a little bit of a liminal space for me, associated with holidays and family events. This idea came to me from a truly spectacular cloudscape I saw today. I hope you enjoy it. The Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Place in the Clouds
Yay, first flash fiction post in a while. I had the idea for this scene on a train in Wellington, watching a young conductor interact with some local schoolkids. I’ve got some other related ideas, so this may turn into something longer eventually: “And what are you kids talking about?” he said, playfully feigning a smack upside one boy’s head, Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Missing Boy
I’m in the upside down! No wait, I mean I’m in Aotearoa New Zealand. Much less scary than the upside down. There are a lot of precocious birds here but I do not consider that scary. I’ve been in hardcore tourist mode for my first week or two of the trip, apart from the first weekend when I was at Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Greetings from Aotearoa
Yes, I know I had basically the same blog post title last week but to be honest there really isn’t much that’s more relevant to my life right now than my upcoming trip to New Zealand. A week from tomorrow, I will be about halfway to my layover in Singapore. I still don’t have much planned for the trip, which Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – One Week till NZ
I can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks until I head to NZ! Two weeks and a day, technically. Gosh, time has flown. I’ve got quite a bit to sort out before I go but I am not too worried. It’s nice that school is finished though, frees up a lot of time and brainpower. This week was a bit weird, Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Two Weeks till NZ!
Two ThinkKit prompts in one day today, again. I had actually planned to post yesterday but I ended up going to a late of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and when I got back home I was just too sleepy to put the computer on. Yesterday’s prompt was to write about a place that stood out for you in Continue reading Goin’ Places/Show and Tell – ThinkKit Prompt #26 and #27
So, here we are! December 1st, and the first day of the ThinkKit December blogging prompts. Today’s prompt is called A Thousand Words and challenges bloggers to share their year in photos, and talk about the role photos play in their lives. 2014 has been a year of ups and downs, the downs mostly involving stress around school and bad time Continue reading A Thousand Words – ThinkKit Prompt #1
This past week I have: Written ~550 words during my daily writing Started reading October’s chapter from One Year to a Writing Life, but not doing the exercises yet Posted about September’s chapter from One Year to a Writing Life. I originally thought I hadn’t done this because I’d accidentally posted it under the wrong date. My last goal, unfortunately, fell victim to poor time-management and a Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Viva Barcelona!
This week has gone by so quickly, and I seem to have spent a good part of it, or at least this past weekend, doing things that make me uncomfortable. Mostly working on an assignment I’ve put off for ages, but also taking the bull by the horns and finally starting to poke at my cover for Going Home. It went Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – By the Horns
I am currently in Les Sables D’Olonne, a town on the French Atlantic coast. I’m here on holiday with my grandma, staying in a peculiar but charming house that belongs to a cousin of my mother’s. I’ve been in France twice before, both times in Paris, and this place is quite different. Much smaller, of course, but I also find Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Greetings from Les Sables D’Olonne