False Pretences: The Way Forward

It’s one of those days today – a glorious morn when the designated theme from ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ actually throws up something that stirs a response. “The Stat Connection. Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them and…

One-Liner Wednesday: Multi-tasking

“I don’t suffer from stress…..but I am a carrier” My favourite joke, from one oif my favourite comedians, Steven Wright. And like all the best jokes, there’s probably a grain of truth in it.  – – – ooOoo – – – If you’re wondering what any of this has to do with multi-tasking, today’s instalmemt…

Sensory overload

Is it me* or is WordPress getting a bit personal, not to say voyeuristic, with this latest instalment of ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’: “Feed your senses. Write down the first sight, sound, smell and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to and write. (For a bigger challenge,…

An in convenience truth

As one possessed of what is disparagingly known as a ‘gill bladder’ – which is to say that my powers of retention are somewhat below average – I have extensive direct experience of public conveniences all over the world, and during my many passing (sic) visits I have come across encountered some well-known faces. I…

Spring has sprung….dammit

Whoever put together the WordPress ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ was getting positively frisky by this stage: “Turn, turn, turn. For many of us, winter is blossoming into spring…which season do you most look forward to?” Here in France, the four seasons are quite distinctive, which I suppose makes a pleasant change after our ten…

T(w)itter Ye Not

‘Social Media’. Harrumph. Why am I even talking about this? Because WordPress ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts wants to know, that’s why: “The social network. Do you feel like you ‘get’ social media, or do you just use it because that’s where all your friends and family are?” Should you happen to be a WordPress…

Pet hates

Pets? You ask me about pets? Well, WordPress does, in today’s instalmemt of ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’: “Menagerie. Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you. If no, why have you opted not to?” Are there animals in my life? Living, as we do, in the depths…

Easier said than done

Without a word of a lie, you could have knocked me down with a feather on that dark and stormy night when I saw this in WordPress” ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’: “Cliché. Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the…

Not a lot of people know that…

O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!  – Robert Burns: ‘To A Louse’ Perhaps this day’s instalment of WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ takes its inspiration from these famous lines from Scotland’s national poet. You’d certainly be forgiven for thinking so: “Far from normal. Take a…