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Day 21: Love

Day 21: Love

I’ve been asked over the 21 days to write ‘below the surface’ To share aspects of myself I might normally keep hidden To bare my soul a little I’ve been exploring love I think, in different ways Navigating the romantic love of loving someone who doesn’t love me More...

Day 20: Silence

Day 20: Silence “We’re fascinated by words — but we meet in the silence behind them.” Ram Dass I’ve felt a little lost the last couple of days, writing my way towards day-21. Just feeling my way forward, with a sense of colour rinsing from my words Somehow lost in the...

Day 19: Getting What You Want

Prompt: Tell a story about a time you got what you wanted but it didn't work out well for you. There have been times I've got what i wanted and been immensely grateful, and there have been times when it hasn't worked out so well but what comes to mind is slightly...

Day 18: Be Happy!

Prompt: Write about something you know about your family or your history and how might that have influenced your personal or professional philosophy. My mum and dad loved each other but found it difficult to live with each other, so I grew up in a household that was...

Day 17: Getting There!

Prompt: Write about a lesson you learned from a non-work related activity that can be applied to your work. I was out walking with a friend recently, our walk took us passed a local pond where we paused for a few minutes to watch a couple of swans going about their...

Day 16: Uncle Spud

Prompt: Tell a story about a piece of your family folklore. What stories are told again and again? Which ones stand out from your youth? Write something inspired by that. I hadn’t thought about so many family stories in years so it has been interesting thinking about...

Day 15: Mum & Dad

Prompt: Today’s prompt is to write the truth about something you previously told a bad and inauthentic story about. In other words spill your guts on the page and press publish! Phew!! Okay, here goes. I noticed when I recently wrote about my dad and what I’d learned...

Day 14: The Valentine?

Prompt: Write something inspired by something you’ve recently read, watched or heard - maybe it’s a book, magazine article, TV programme, movie, podcast, or radio interview. A few years ago, I came across an evening class on ‘Fantasy and Imagination’ in cinema, it...

Day 13: The Tomato Connoisseur

Prompt: Write about something you’re a connoisseur of or something you’re a bit of a snob about, perhaps despite your best efforts. To be honest I wasn’t sure even where to start with this one, failing all else I checked the Oxford English Dictionary, Connoisseur: An...

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