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Category Archives: Writers

Assignment One- Question 2

Question 2 of Assignment One of my writers’ course required that I write a narrative about a visit to a funfair, playground, supermarket, a place of interest, my favourite place, or anything that may interest my readers, etc and be very tactile and descriptive about observing my surroundings. I started out writing about my most […]

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The Writing Course

I signed up for a comprehensive creative writing course with the Writers Bureau of the UK a month ago. I finally got down to doing something like this for myself. It’s an online program, very flexible- I can take my own time to finish the assignments (30 in all), so long as it is done […]

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There must be more to life…

…..than loafing around, drinking beer every night with your male buddies, and making the appropriate wolf whistles to pretty young girls. You want them to think you’re macho, even though you have more respect for girls than that. …..than spending loads of money on your car and buying up every kind of Dodge Charger accessories […]

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Credit card tips

Only use your credit card when you know you have that same amount in cash and can afford to pay that back. Carry only 1 credit card in your wallet for emergencies. And no, a sale at Miu Miu or Prada is not an emergency. A cash advance service is extremely enticing because, if you […]

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Bingo

When they decided to get a pet 2 years ago, he was all-enthusiastic, with fervent plans for taking care of it, how he’d give it a bath every week, take it for walks every evening after he returned from work. How he’d treat it like the child they could never have. Without asking, she knew […]

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Leaving

It was done. His mind was made up. His heart pounded as he let himself into his house, the matrimonial home he and Laura had shared for the past 15 years. Was this wise? He didn’t care. All he knew, was that he was in love with Peta. He had fallen in love with her the first […]

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The Plumber

His sink was busted again. He had no idea how to fix it. His life was truly going downhill. He had come out a few months ago, to his parents, guns all-blazing. His mother had handled the whole thing badly. His father looked sad. Only his brother supported his decision. He had quit his job. […]

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The Gold Anklet

She had searched high and low for it. The family heirloom. A simple gold anklet with a tiny bell on the end, which made little tinkles as she walked. Today, she sat in her garden reading a novel, swinging herself on the old white swing. It was a cool, pretty Spring day and the scent […]

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Cabin fever

The jeep came to standstill at last, after hours of travel. She leapt out of the car like a jack in a box, stretching her long, jean-clad legs. The air in the Smokie Mountains was crisp and fresh, and she breathed in, feeling the air fill her lungs up with the scent of pine. The clouds […]

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The Party

It was late and she was getting tired, sitting at her desk, planning for the birthday party. Her note pad was filled with scribbles and charts, remarks in red and purple ink. She had the pinata sorted out, finally. Food, drinks and the cake had been ordered, although she had had a shouting match with […]

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