‘Did you pack your toothbrush?’
‘Yes, Mum. All in my bag, right here.’
‘What about a comb?’
‘Yes, Mum. Look at the clouds!’
‘And a spare pair of socks?’
The last two topics of ABC Open 500 words were ‘Odd one out’ and ‘Endings’. My first piece describes my student exchange to Japan and what it’s like to be a 6-foot blonde in a country like Japan, and the second talks about a recent visit to the hairdressers where I thought I was being cool in front of the young apprentice.
Here are the links:
1. A blonde in a sea of black (Odd One Out)
2. The end of the old (young) me (Endings)
I don’t like reading.
Yes, that’s right. I think it’s time to come clean with you all and admit that I’m a writer who doesn’t like reading.
So when I saw this week that the UK Telegraph published the list of ‘100 novels everyone should read‘ I decided to set myself a goal: I would read every one of the books on that list before I die.
I then did what every person does when they see a list like that and counted how many on the list I’d already read.
Boxes, folders, papers and…
‘Check this out! It’s a pronghorn sheep!’
‘That’s not a pronghorn you idiot, it’s a longhorn.’
‘You two have no idea. It’s a stronghorn. I read about them in at school.’
Triplets are supposed to be close. Finish each other’s sentences. Read minds!
But all they ever did was fight.
It’s time to do my very own ‘Blog Hop’ where I answer 6 questions that reveal my writing process and why I write. Kel from the Naughty Corner of Social Niceties posted her blog hop last week and kindly passed the baton to me.
I’ve also nominated three of my favourite bloggers (and favourite people, come to think of it) to do the same.
1. Why do I write?
A great WordPress.com site
A Newcastle writers group
Writing about writing
Finding balance after a difficult year
independent, candid and frugal
Blogs about writing and other bits and pieces
Writer. Mother. Editor. Geek. In no particular order.
An encyclopaedia of distant shores - by Aidan Walsh
This is a flash fiction site where you finish the story!
"Cats, Twitter, Coors Light, & Everything In Between"
Poetry, Fiction, & Non-Fiction Writings
The uncensored mind of a Crazy Cat Lady
Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
Observing the world, taking mental notes and writing fiction
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." - Jack Kerouac