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…

Free-write 22/12/15 Hedgehogs for breakfast?!

Hedgehogs AND breakfast are very strange words to pull up for a prompt writing. Like, do I write about an anthromorphized world where hedgehogs live in toadstools and mushrooms, cooking up fried grubs and whatnot for breakfast everyday? Or do I write about people who survive on hedgehogs and other garden creatures for substenance? It…

A Single Story of Soviet Russia

Originally posted on The Squeaky Robot:
“I don’t know what hunger is,” said Mikhail: teacher, father, product of the Soviet Union. It was strange hearing that from him, even more so with a bright smile in his eyes and overall jovial demeanor, as if he were discussing a recent hockey victory and not a supposedly…

The Joy and Pain of Life with Pets

(I’m sharing this, because of the cat looking like a wrinkled old man here. Looks the splitting image of a grandfather.) In The Morning News, Gregory Martin writes about his relationship with his ancient cat Tess, relating his cat’s aging to human aging, and exploring what it means to have quality of life. Source: The…

Free write: 21/12/15 Garden reflection

In her mind’s eye she could still see the reflection of the concealed garden, walled in by the red concrete that tapered off the street. She knew nobody would believe of its existence unless they had stumbled through into it. She knew it was an absurd notion, that there would be a warped sense of…

Free-write: 20/12/15 Funky Opera

  Note: So I just looked up the definition of the word ‘funky’ and realised its meaning had been watered down into slang meanings through the times. To even out this statistic I’m going to go by the official, non-slang definition. funky ˈfʌŋki/Submit adjectiveinformal 1. (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in…

Day 2 of 5 day challenge

Hi to anyone reading! It’s time for part 2 of the 5 day challenge! For day 2, I have to reveal 7 things that cross my mind a lot, so enjoy this list and picking my brains out! Not literally of course, I prefer my brains where they are. ;D 7 things that cross my…