For Creative Writers Everywhere…



This month’s issue of Positive Words magazine features the winning entries (First & Second) from the Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition 2014.

Teddy loved them :) and if you would like a copy of the July issue please send $5.50  (Cheque, money order or the equivalent in unused stamps) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria.

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The word for this month’s mini-competition is HAMBURGER.

Mini-competition details – mini themes 2014

A number of people claim to have invented the hamburger, more than a century ago. I’m sure none of them imagined just how many hamburgers, and their variations, would be eaten in the years to come!

I’m looking forward to the great inventive stories and poems.

Today’s prompt . . .

Out of the mist came a . . .

Hope it helps inspire a great story or poem :)

Random Act of Kindness


Today a really lovely young woman I’d only just met gave me this beautiful  Cyclamen :)

A kind and totally unexpected act of thoughtfulness . . . I will treasure it.

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?

Favourite films

Today’s prompt . . .

My favourite film is . . .

Very sad to hear James Garner passed away yesterday. A wonderful actor and his film Murphy’s Romance a particular favourite.

Green Fingers

Today’s prompt . . .

She had a green thumb.

Rather late because I spent much of the day taking advantage of some winter sunshine, pottering in the garden :)

In my case it’s more muddy fingers than a green thumb but still fun!


Today’s prompt . . .

He bit into the hamburger and found . . .

A prompt to inspire your entries for this month’s Mini-competition: mini themes 2014

The word for this month is HAMBURGER.

Of course, you can approach the competition in any way you want. I love reading all the different interpretations each month :)

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