BloggingU – Week one – What’s your Angle


BloggingU – Week one – What’s your Angle

Shaping your Story. #shapingyourstory

I have just completed week one of the new BloggingU Course

Here are a couple of links for short stories I have written this week.

At the end of this Week One, I have no idea “What my Angle is”.

Looking again at what I have written, I cannot work our really what my stories are about, other than things I can apply to my life.

The first one is a subject that has tormented my all my life (FLOOD WATERS), my second one is my childhood years reading children’s stories.

So I could most likely say it is my life experiences that motivate my stories.

  • Dig into memories of “magical” childhood adventures.

  • Tap into your inner world of dreams.

  • Think about the experiences that have moved, affected, or changed you.

This a snippet from the course, I think it is what I have done without realizing it before I actually concentrated on the course.

I would appreciate a few comments about my writing as I’m completely lost in the first week of this new BloggingU course.

Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge #35 A Surprise


Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge #35 A Surprise

Jody had been relaxing, reading a book, it was a very wet afternoon so she snuggled up on the settee under the window to have a couple of hours rest before her husband arrived back with their two children, from an afternoon at the mall.

She must have drifted off to sleep as she was dreaming about a little pixie that was floating around the dark forest with a daisy in his hand, it looked as though he was having a great time, when all of a sudden as he rounded the corner there was a bright light shining on the wall, that looked like an apple was sitting on the wall. also, some were on the floor, Jody wondered how that apple sat right up there like that on the wall.

There was a loud noise glancing around the little pixie  had “A Surprise” there was a lady that looked like she was asleep on a settee under the window watching him.

Now being a shy pixie he shuffled back very quickly into the darkness of the forest.

All of a sudden there was a loud bang, it gave Jody such a fright that she fell off the settee she was resting on, only to find that her family had arrived back home, and the wind had caught the door as they came inside and slammed it shut.

Judy’s eldest daughter, Amy looked at her mother on the floor and started laughing, her mother was still half asleep, and the dream, she was having, still high in her mine, she looked at her laughing daughter and asked her why she put the apple up on the wall so the little pixie couldn’t get it.

Amy looked around the room wondering what was going on, there were no apples here, why was her mother talking like that.

Then Jody, releasing what had happen felt a little stupid, that loud noise that had given her such a surprise was in her own home not in the forest, she released she had been dreaming, and started laughing with her family, who would believe her if she told them that she must have fallen asleep and was dreaming about pixies, daisy and apples on a shelf in the forest.

Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Tide


Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Tide

Prompt word – Tide

Use the photo or the prompt word (or both) to write a haiku this week.

 “Haiku Poetry” in English is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.

Here is my Haiku

Never trust beauty

If you came upon this star

Let the tide solve it

Sue Vincents Thursday’s Photo Prompt – Stepping Stones #writephoto


My Response to Sue Vincents Thursday’s Photo Prompt – Stepping Stones #writephoto

Stepping Stones #writephoto #shortstory #shapingyourstory

After an early breakfast Matt and Paul packed up their tent and belongings and set forth down a rather steep incline making towards sunlight they could see coming through the tall trees, there must be a clearing sooner or later.

When they started out on their camping trip the bush had been small and spread thinly out in front of them, but as they went deeper in it had got quite busy with bush and not much room to move.

As night was setting in they pitch the tent and got the fire going, and cooked a meal.

After a good night sleep, they were feeling quite refresh and ready for another go with their tramp through the bush.

When they got down the steep sidings they saw a river running, so decided to follow it downstream at least they were out of the thick bush.

They had been walking for a good hour and had come across stepping stones going right across the river.

So off they went stepping from one step to the next until we were on the other side of the river, now that was where everything about their camping trip came unstuck.

Loud queer noises were coming down the river.

They never knew it had been raining very heavy further up in the mountains.

Those queer noises were the rocks and rapids thumping their way down the river and were approaching the stepping stones they had walked over only half an hour ago.

Then they both suddenly released what was happening they froze on the spot.

They both knew they were in for trouble as with the force of the water coming down there was no way they were going to get back to the other side by using those stepping stones.

The water was building up along the river bank pushing them higher up on the river sidings, they were in trouble they had to find a clearing in the cliffs and get onto the higher ground or they would be swept away down the river.

When they were just about ready to give up to the river, they saw a goat running as fast as it could go, then it disappeared so they both had the same idea together follow that goat, and sure enough there was a clearing where a stream ran down to meet the river, moving as fast as they could with their gear they enter the sidings of the stream and started climbing up.

They never got back to those stepping stones, they  had to be picked up by a helicopter which found them two days later, though not expecting to find them on the other side of that rather deep river.

When the lads told them how they got to the other side, most hearing the story thought that they must have been dreaming, as no one to this day have ever come across those stepping stones.


This week’s photo prompt:

Use the image to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… by Wednesday 27th July and link back to this post with a pingback. Please make sure that the pingback works and if not, copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

All posts will be included in a round-up on Thursday 28th July.

Positivity Bloggers Blog Haiku – Shine


Positivity Bloggers Blog Haiku – Shine

Can You Haiku?

Hello, fellow bloggers. 
So your challenge should you wish to accept it…….

I shall give you a word- today’s word is SHINE., posted on 22 July 2016

Write your own Haiku and include this word. Simple!

The purpose of this challenge is to….

  1. To inspire
  2. To have fun
  3. To share with each other 
  4. To get all types of people enjoying poetry 
  • Make sure you put a URL of your haiku in the comments on Positivity Bloggers Blog, so we can all go and check yours out. Or you can do a ping back. 

So what is a haiku? 

My Guidelines.

I use a picture for my poetry as “Haiku Poetry” is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.

Here’s my Haiku with today’s word – SHINE

Pretty leaves are here

Warmth will shine through my body

I have happy feet.

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories – Command


Welcome to Six Sentence Stories – Command

Who’s supposed to be on duty here?

I left one command “Make sure someone is on watch here at all times”.

What do you think would happen if someone came ashore and no one was here to give the alarm?

So who’s on duty here?

I’m I talking to myself or I’m I the only one still alive on this island.

See what happens when no one takes notice of a simple command.


Command… this week’s  cue is “command”.

    • Six sentences no more , no less
    • Any genre that strikes your fancy
    • Use the word any way you like
    • Link it up

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Hope


#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Hope

Quote for Hope

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Barack Obama

Fill the World with Hope

Actually, what does “Hope” Mean – a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.

All around the world, we hope that all these unnecessaries mass killings will stop.

But we all know that will never happen, no matter how much we hope it will.

Each week there is a new development in the world , and more helpless victims are killed.

It knocks the stuffing out of all of us.

So much for hope…

How about making some good things happen?

Any ideas?

Everyone is so busy doing their thing and trying to make good things happen, that it is a shock to everyone when another fruitless clown comes along and blast everyone with bullets.

So as for hope, it gets put on the back burner again.

Because we can hope and hope that the world will become a better place to live in, but let’s face it, it’s not going to happen, no matter how much we hope it will.

More unanswered Questions!

What can anyone do?

There is no answer for this because as long as there are humans living on this earth, there will always be someone that’s not happy about something or other, and find another reason to have unnecessaries killings.

LOVE ONE ANOTHER, then there could be HOPE for everyone.

writersquote wednesday challenge

It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This week’s theme is: Hope