A dream turned nightmare

“But I turned it off!”

“You obviously did not! How else could Mark know what we did?”

Brian looks down at his shuffling feet.

“You didn’t! Tell me you did not tell Mark about us!”

Brian looks at her with those gold-speckled green eyes, which had melted her ironclad reserve two days ago.

“He was making fun of me being a seventeen year old virgin and … Hey you’re the hottest babe in this town! I only wanted to show off…”

Linda sits down heavily on his bed. Hugging her abdomen, she rocks herself to pacify her nerves.

“Your mom is going to kill me!”

Taking part in a 100 word challenge hosted by Julia.

A love destined to be epic

I am sorry

For all the times I broke my word
For all the pain I caused your heart
For all the sleepless nights due to hurt
For all the missed moments to make things right

I am sorry

I have said it too many times before
Time has revealed the shallowness of my apology
You won’t believe me when I say it once more
It seems our love is heading for its final eulogy

I am sorry

I took your love for granted
But it’s easy to go save the world
When your arms are always extended
To pull me out when I am lost in a whirl

I am sorry

You trust me no longer
I have used up your good faith
My desire to live has become shorter
As none can replace you as my mate

I am sorry I destroyed our love

A love destined to be epic

Can you learn to be a writer? Do you need an MA in Creative Writing?

It is interesting how it all comes down to being passionate about the things you do. I wrote a post in January titled, “Let passion be your guide“. It was a post about overcoming procrastination and me wanting to write. I am glad to see that even the professionals agree with me on this.

Writerly Debz

This is an interesting question because there is a lot of debate around the value of doing MAs in Creative Writing and the notion it’s a way of universities making a lot of money.

So I would be interested in hearing peoples’ views on this.

Are MAs worth the price and do agents and publishers take you more seriously if you have one? What do you think?

I’ll tell what I think. I am quite academic and as some of you will know started my working life as a scientist. I have a BSc. and an MSc.  but have always written. I attended a basic creative writing course some years ago to get me writing again, an ONC I think it was.  A friend did later suggest it might be worth me doing an MA when I was getting really serious about my writing but I disregarded it at the time as…

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#WordFool – Getting Ready

I’m taking part with minimum 600 words per blog post. Want to join us?

Luv YA

So, you signed up to be on a #WordFool Team (or if you didn’t, you’re rushing right over to HERE to do it when you’re done reading this post) and you need to get prepared!

Here’s some things to do this weekend.

FIRST: Tell your writing friends! Yes, tell them now. Every time I do a challenge — every time — day 1 and 2 are filled with requests to join a team late because they’re just seeing the challenge kick in.

To keep things simple, there will be not late joins this time around. So, make sure your writing friends know in case they want to race you to April Fools Day.

SECOND: Know what you’re going to work on. I know, that seems obvious, but do the page counts. If you’re doing 5 pages a day and only have 20 pages left in this ms, you’re going to…

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My Dream

I dream of a world where girls are not murdered at birth.

I dream of a world where no one knows the meaning of dowry.

I dream of a world where the price of a bride cannot be expressed in goods.

I dream of a world where education is available to all.

I dream of a world where there are no gender stereotypes.

I dream of a world where women are treated as human beings.

I dream of a world where there is no need for women to have a special day because they are treated equally in every way.