When someone told me that happy memories could be as powerful as sad ones, I never believed them. I never understood how powerful they could be because I had never had one of those memories. The ones that I could just pull out of my mind and bring in front of my minds eye and … More Day (100 Words)
I spent a long time debating what to title this blog. “A World in Chaos”. “A World in Panic”. “A World gone mad”. But I decided to go with “A World, Changed”. Because yes, the spread of Corvid-19 is creating a situation unprecedented in the modern world. Quarantine. Social Distancing. Shops and spaces closing down. … More A World, Changed (March Update)
Sometimes, life is one of those things that just happens and you only realise how lucky you are when you’re sitting down to eat dinner. Maybe it’s at home, or on holiday, or with friends or family. It doesn’t really matter, but it’s just there, and it smells good, and your stomach rumbles. It’s lucky … More Flash Fiction – Good Life (Stories on a Theme “Food”)
Tamsin made a cup of tea on a Saturday morning, watching the first rays of daylight trickle across the buildings out of her kitchen window. Not much, but it was a little thing. This view had cost her almost £100 more a month alone, but it was worth it. The little plants that sat on … More Flash Fiction – Joy (A 100 words story)
It’s a feeling, deep within your bones. A light feeling. One that lifts your soul up, keeping your chin up and your eyes open. You have to smile, as you hear the birds singing and the wind whispering in the trees. You let the feeling flow through your soul and seep out of your skin, … More Flash Fiction – Joyful (Stories on a Theme – “Peace”)
It’s a quiet kind of happy that catches you off guard. Sneaks round the corner of your heart and wraps you from the inside out. You see the world as a new place, a better place. All because of them.
“I know it’s dumb,” Rachel said, snuggling into her fiancee, “but happy 1 week anniversary.” Dorothy looked at Rachel with both love and exasperation. “You going to do this every week?” she asked, waving her hand at Rachel, “I haven’t forgotten the fact we’re engaged you know.” “Just until we get to a month,” Rachel … More Flash Fiction – Forever (Stories on a Theme – “Happy”)
You can’t help it. You have to smile at the memory. It fills you with warm joy and hope that the world is a nice place. A kind place. It’s the kind of place you want to stay alive in.
[100 Words – a short story based on one word in 100 words or less] What makes you whole. A smile, on your face. the thing that gives you purpose and drive. A dream, mostly likely. Possible or not, it drives you forward to better places, better things. A better you.
[100 Words is a story in 100 words or less, based off the word in the title.] The idea of comfort for some represented a failure. A level of comfort implied that you were not pushing yourself hard enough, that you were not striving hard enough to hit the next level, the next goal, the … More 100 Words – Comfortable