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Archive for April, 2012

Stop right now!

Today’s prompt…

Stop whatever you are doing. Forget the housework. Let the lawn grow. Call in sick.

Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and let the ideas flow.

If only…


PS – If you do come up with a great story or poem…don’t forget to send it in. I still need lots of stories, poems and articles for the June issue ๐Ÿ™‚ Submission details are at the right.


Today’s prompt.

I’m ready to drive to Traralgon to pick up and post the May issue today – unfortunately, my exports won’t need containers quite this size ๐Ÿ™‚


Today’s prompt…

Every day we are visited by a growing number of Magpies hoping we will throw them some crumbs. Often some at the back door and a couple more at the front.

Fortunately, no swoopers and they do sing beautifully for their supper ๐Ÿ™‚

Remotely controlled.

Today’s writing prompt!

Who controls the remote control in your house?

A few years ago I decided to write about the male/female remote issue with a humorous short story – and it was accepted by My Weekly (UK).

Don’t get mad – turn it into a story ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini-Competition Reminder

Entries for the Positive Words April Mini-Competition need to be posted by Monday 30 April 2012.

The word this month is MAGIC.

For those new to the monthly mini-competitions, entrants need to write a poem in ten lines or less, or a short story in 100 words or less and include the word for the month – MAGIC. (The words for the rest of 2012 are listed under Competitions at the side)

Entry fee is $1.20 in unused stamps for Australian entrants or 2 x IRCs for International entrants. (If IRCs are a problem where you live, please email/contact me ( and we willย arrange an alternative ๐Ÿ™‚

The prize is a six-month subscription to Positive Words magazine – a monthly 24 page, A4 magazine featuring stort stories, poetry and articles from fellow writers, writing hints, daily topics and competition advice.

Entering is a great way for new writers to dip their toes in the water and get a feel for competitions, andย for established writers to exercise their writing muscles. And, at this end, the stamps and IRCs help with the big postage bill to send out the magazine each month.

Thank you to all who have already sent their entries and to everyone considering an entry…or two ๐Ÿ™‚

So…if a Magical idea pops into your head over the weekend…get it in the mail by Monday and you could be the next winner ๐Ÿ™‚

Waiting at the Bus Stop

Today’s writing prompt…

I’ve often heard writers say they get lots of ideas from observing people at a bus stop. Who are they; where are they going; will they return?

Leaving on a Jet Plane

A writing prompt for today…

Window seat ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this on my way to Gladstone Queensland last month.

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