Eye-Opening Hilarity in Free-Writing (Part 1)

Lo and behold, it’s New Year’s eve! I hope everyone has had a great time, one that is spectacular and meaningful. I’ve managed to spend my eve reading the whole day, and ending it with compiling this list related to my musings gleaned from December’s free-write! The following are instances that have kind of opened my eyes…

Free-write 30/12/15:The Dangerous Pasta

One man’s treasure could be another’s trash. Consequently, one man’s elixir could be another’s poison.   Fleur Raoirse was never formally diagnosed with allergies, but had noticed difficulty breathing and slight rashes after she ate eggs a few months back. Her younger sister Fae wasn’t present to witness the incident as it had happened when…

Just Looking: Archie Comics and Spot the Puppy

Some finds while I was out 2 days back. Archie Comics has been re-launched as a collection! I discovered that as I was browsing through a book of local paranormal stories at the Popular bookstore. I was an avid fan of the comic series during my tween years, I would buy them until they filled…

Free-write 29/12/15: Jax the floral badass

“Hey, are you listening? I’m talking!” Fae protested, as her two friends turned their heads in unison, casting their attention into a different direction in the midst of their discussion of project tasks. “Oh, we are, alright,” Cherie said soothingly, her eyes are lighting up at the sight of something somewhere else. No, scratch that, someone else. Wispy blonde…

Complete Taxonomy of Engagement Photo Poses

This made me laugh out loud (silently, everyone’s sleeping right now.) A take on the absurd aspect of engagement photo shoots, but which people still do anyway. Source: Complete Taxonomy of Engagement Photo Poses

Free-write 28/12/15: A Foreign Concept/A Tea Soothes Nerves

The toddler was pushing all the air she held in her tiny lungs out through her tiny vocal chords into a colossal piercing cry. Melrose flinched. It was the best high pitch she had ever heard, surpassing the capability of any opera singers she had seen on film or television. The toddler had her tiny fists…

Free-write 27/12/15: An Awe-inducing Dagger

The dagger was a work of art. Its handle was made from cherry wood, a gentle red-hued brown, contrasted against the Turkish-forged metal of its blade. No one knew who the original owner was, but the appraiser reckoned it was at least eighty years old. He hoped it was used for purposes of the greater…

Free-write 26/12/15 : Fruity Mirror

Fae gazed around the salon. She had been here before, yet she felt like a fish out of water, despite society normally expecting her kind to hang around such places of high calibre for a sumptuous tea anyway. At this time of day, the scene was a mish-mash of jeweled drop earings, meticulously gelled and…

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I was browsing a novel by Patrick Ness in a bookstore yesterday, and was struck by the poignancy in 2 pages. A stark reminder how thoughts and feelings may just be an illusion and far from truths. Truth and bravery to stand, even when the truth is not a pretty one, is all that’s truly…

Free-write on Christmas: The Sharp Dark

Note: Aimed for action scenes and ambiguity in this one. Note: This short story has been edited as of 27/12.  The dark illuminated the entirety of the enclosed space, making every movement Kevin made invisible. For some reason he felt very much like he was walking on eggshells, no matter how he reassured himself it…

Free-write 23/12/15: Polished Potrait of a Youtuber

Note: This free-write is not based on any particular female Youtuber. Observations are based on what I commonly see amongst Youtubers’ videos thus far. Screaming fans at VidCon. Polished updo, polished nails and skin, cheeks like apples and brows carefully landscaped like topiary. I wonder how her life is like, unfiltered through her own eyes….

Free-write 23/12/15: The Cafe’s Oblivion

Note: Again, overdue simply because it’s the Christmas season and there are gatherings to spend the whole day at!  2 days ago I made another batch of word prompts for the next 10 days, enough to last me til the end of December! Yesterday’s drawn up prompts are pretty interesting. If spaces within eating establishments…