I am an imaginative creative writer who enjoys playing with words like a kid with crayons. If it isn't fun, why do it?
Skills and Expertise
I write short stories, poetry and plays for children and adults. I strive to write stories that uplift and entertain. Even if the story is sad, I always try to include a message of hope. I also enjoy writing a good tingly romance or an uplifting story where I can escape into my characters' lives. I also write humour, nonfiction articles and press releases.
I am particpating in the Barathon with the blogging group, Blog a Rhythm for the week of June 14 to 30th, a fortnight of blogging as they say in India. I almost forgot that a fortnight means two weeks. Such a fun British term.
Today's prompt is "The Fault in our Stares." The theme for the week is "Seven" which I have no idea how to incorporate into today's post, other than this memory took place in the 19 SEVENties. There, I did it! PHEW!
This is a memory I have of volunteering as a candy striper in a hospital when I was about thirteen. A loud garbled
cry comes from the small shrunken man in the hospital bed. He drools from the
side of his sagging mouth, his red tinged eyes pleading, as he tries to get my
attention. I have just
started working as a candy striper and Monsieur Couvrette scares me with his
pitiful cries and pathetic look. Most of the time, I try to avoid him as he
seems so angry. He lies in
the bed, sad, helpless, shriveled and shrunken, his skin…
I wasn't thinking of doing the A to Z Challenge this year but reading everyone else's Theme Reveal has gotten me enthused and remembering how much fun it is to do.
So I guess I'll take the plunge and do my usual "Winging it" style, writing the post on the day it's due. Why change? Planning ahead? Ha! Not my style.
So I have decided that my theme will be: DRUM ROLLLLLLLLL
Poetry, Pics and Prose
These combine my three favourite things and should one fail me one day, the others will surely come to the rescue. I like to have options.
I will try to vary it but some days a photo or a quickly whipped up poem might have to suffice for the day. Prose is harder but I will try when the inspiration hits.
I have been doing the FMS Photo A Day challenge for March and have been enjoying that very much. Those lucky Australians with their beautiful summery beach vistas while Canada is still slogging through the end of winter. So much talent there and so many members. A bit overwhel…
I am blogging for the Bar-a-thon Challenge this week with my fellow BAR members. Day number one's prompt is "Stranger than Fiction."
Since I've been going through a lot of my deceased mom's stuff, I have been sorting a lot of magazines. She just loved topics ranging from decorating, recipes and health to science, history and art. I'm sure the magazine industry is suffering without her support.
Looking at all the magazines gave me an idea for a poem based on today's theme of "Stranger than Fiction".
are a special treat Fun to
indulge in on a lazy day, Kick back
and rest your weary feet And read
what the experts say! They tell
you how to declutter, just like that They tell
you how to organize your stuff, They tell
you that clutter is making you fat Then they
say you’re good enough, Lose weight with
the diet that’s all the rage Make cookies for
your chocolate addiction, Contradictions
arise on every page Magazines
are much stranger than fiction!