Time to shake things up a little……..

Hi everyone. It was slim pickings this month for the mini writing competition. Whether this was due to the writing prompt or holiday season (or a mixture of both) I’m not sure, but I thought it would give me an opportunity to try something a little new. 🙂

I have contacted Jan and she is happy to do things a bit differently this month so……. instead of voting for your favourite of the two entries, please vote below for which writing prompt you would like to see for August’s competition.

The voting will run until the end of July and the topic that receives the highest amount of votes will be set for next month. Thanks for taking part and I hope to read some more great entries soon.




4 of spades

The heart, life’s rhythm
Chambers 4
4 movements in a symphony
4 strings carry the tune
To which we dance

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
4 seasons to which our world sings
Paths routed by 4 cardinal points
North, South, East, West
To lead me home

4 elements extend their power
Earth, water, wind and fire
Represents all earthly things
And my home’s DNA

4 rules maths mentions
4 science dimensions

4 continents spread over land
4 playing suits in deck or hand

4 rudiments of alchemy
At home 4 has a spell on me

There is a dark side to behold
In Asian lands it is well told
4 is bad luck to be around
Too similar to death the sound

Thoughts also of Apocalypse
If 4 should deem that it befits
Death, famine, pestilence and war
Pray Horsemen 4 don’t cross my door

For finally and close to home
More powerful than I alone
Father, Mother, Daughter, Son
On my own I’m less than 1

So, there is my entry for this month’s Mini Writing Competition…… Want to play? 🙂

Normal service has been resumed…….


Hi all.

After a bit of a sporadic posting timetable last month due to holidays, (apologies for that btw) I am now back in the UK and ready to pick up where we left off.  So here is the theme for July’s Mini Monthly Writing Competition:


This can be interpreted in any way you see fit, e.g. is it a house number and scene of some notable event, is it a number that has special significance to the narrator, is it a sequence of numbers that dictate the story etc.  As usual the prompt is for a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words or a poem.

Please upload your entries on to the July Mini Monthly Competition Page and the final entry date will be the 24th of July, with the winner announced at the beginning of August.  They then set the theme for August’s competition.

I look forward to reading some great entries if the standard of previous months is anything to go by and good luck to everyone who would like to take part.