Writing

Autumn

YOU walk briskly through the bustling morning streets. Your breath comes in quick short gasps, the cold air burning your lungs and setting them alight like a Christmas tree. The cold air prickles exposed skin, and you sniffle slightly. Autumn has arrived in a fall of burnt leaves and clear, bright mornings, and anticipation coils… Continue reading Autumn

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift

LET'S talk about gifts baby! Continuing on my 30-Day Gratitude journey, today is all about the gift of giving (and receiving). And I figured it was especially appropriate given that I have just returned from a glorious wee trip in Verona laden with gifts for my loved ones. Well, I say laden, that's not necessarily… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

I'M back! After a nice, well-rested break in Verona, I'm back on this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge and taking stock of the important things in life. Like wine. And pizza. Anyhoo, today's prompt is music and so I decided to do something a little bit different. I've written a wee flash fiction about music and my… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

Writing

A Single Sock

SHE found it at the back of cupboard buried underneath an old jumper and some old tights with a hole in them. It's bright pink colour shone brightly underneath grey wool, and she released a sigh as she pried the single sock free from its dark grasp. She'd been looking for this sock for months… Continue reading A Single Sock

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Words

STICKS and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Today's prompt in the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge is words. And much like Albus Dumbledore once said, "words are in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic". Our words are important because they give us a voice. No matter who you… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Words

Writing

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

THE subway rumbled with intent. It had a direction and a purpose, something that she lacked. She sighed, gaze lifting briefly from the phone in her hands to the teen sitting across from her, books spread across his lap. Studying at the last moment no doubt. His eyes were bleary, hands raising every now and… Continue reading Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Colour

THERE’S no such thing as too much colour sometimes and so for today’s 30-Day Gratitude Challenge prompt, I’m embracing the brightest things in life. My mum bought me this jumper after a hellish week (bless her heart), and it’s brought me all kinds of positive vibes this week. This is a jumper that says 'hello,… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Colour

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Home

DAY one's prompt is about home. They say home is where the heart is, and for me, that is my bed. Sounds a little cringey, but I am obsessed with how cosy my bed - especially as winter has started to hit Scotland. It's not just a safe space, it's also where I write, where… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Home

Writing

Spooky

Streetlights flicker, the wind whispering in your ear as you walk down the street. Exposed skin prickles at the cold air and you pick up your pace, hands buried deep in pockets. Twilight has already faded into darkness, an inky sky bruising the last streaks of daylight. Cloud wisps crawl by, grey shadows painted on… Continue reading Spooky

Thoughts

Here’s To You, Fall

THERE'S just something about Autumn. I always tell people that winter is the most wonderful time of the year because it’s all about family, and Christmas, and cake, and all things merry and bright (don't even try to argue - there’s a song to back me up and everything). But as Autumn has crept up… Continue reading Here’s To You, Fall