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Picture prompt: Eat your oats, honey

“Yes,” he replied, and sat down, fork in hand.

She watched him as he mixed up the contents of the bowl, reducing the gold of the honey and raisins and the ruby-red of the strawberries into brown-white goo. As his fork paused to pick a bite and lift it to his mouth, Ira saw the goo rising by itself, like an exploding mudslide, splattering his face, blinding him.

“Come back early today, honey,” she dropped a kiss on her husband’s head as he struggled through his breakfast. “I have a feeling things will work tonight.”

Reading Mondays: Repost: Writing about how you read

I’ve been unwell since yesterday, felled down by a migraine, so here’s a repost for Reading Mondays…(or you could hop across to Daily (w)rite and read a few of the picture prompt series instead). Be back on Wednesday for the writing post! How Do You Read Your Book? I’ve known people who scribble notes on…

Reading Mondays: Repost: Writing about how you read

I’ve been unwell since yesterday, felled down by a migraine, so here’s a repost for Reading Mondays…(or you could hop across to Daily (w)rite and read a few of the picture prompt series instead). Be back on Wednesday for the writing post! How Do You Read Your Book? I’ve known people who scribble notes on…

Re-visioning Fridays: Do you revise as you write?

Recently, I participated in What is your writing process blogfest. A lot of writers spoke about the their writing processes, and I noticed that a few talked about revising as they wrote, or revising the next day what they wrote the day before. Dean Koontz says much the same thing: “I don’t write a quick…

Picture Prompt: The Waiting Game

Be prepared to receive a message, shrieks Sula, and in response everyone falls asleep, or pretends to.

But they are not ignoring her, and she is no despot on television singing her own glory. They are a bunch of erstwhile school-friends dispersed across the lands like the seeds from a Jacaranda, gathered in Sula’s home for a repeat of the endless childhood pretend games played in the not-so-shiny Singapore of yesteryears, the precursors of the video-games their children are so fond of now.