WRITESPIRATION #121 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 25

Sacha’s back with another of her #Writespiration prompts!

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

And the prompt this week…

Your story from the point of view of Death personified.

Skull, Grim Reaper, Wallpaper

Image from Pixabay

It ain’t easy, you know, being the bearer of bad news.
And that’s ALL my job is about.
First off, I can’t stand the heat!
Not only do I live near a furnace, but I melt in these robes!
Secondly, I’m a softy at heart.
Thank God they don’t see my tears…

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Writespiration #120 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 24

Sacha’s #writespiration prompt today.

The blood curdling phone call in the middle of the night.

 

The telephone shrilled in the middle of the night.
Glancing at the clock, Tina harrumphed.
Bloody phone call at 3.24am.
Dragging herself out of bed, she cursed at not putting her mobile on the bedside table.
“Hello…”
“Mrs Peters? This is DI Jones. It’s about your son, David.”
The world went black.

 

As a mother, and true family person, I don’t know what could be more blood curdling for me, than to get a phone call in the middle of the night about one of my loved ones.

In fact I dread the phone ringing late at night or early morning, because I know, 90% of the time,  it will be something bad… side effects of a big family.

Lots of joy, but many more opportunities for sad or devastating news too…


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WRITESPIRATION #119 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 23 – Embarrassment!

Sacha’s #Writespiration prompt this week.

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Your most embarrassing moment… and yes, it can be fiction, but I’d much prefer memoir! Give me juicy memories and gossip :p

Imagine this,
First push up bra
Excitedly sitting
In the car

A wedding party
Time to dance
My bra stuffing
Saw its chance

Worked its way out
Of my bust
On Wonderbras
I do not trust

My cousin waved
My pad around
No hiding place
Was to be found

Stupid push-up bra!

A true story!

And I posted the full version here if you fancy a giggle!

Book Review: How To Craft Superbad Villains – 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black

After all the hype, and the moans and groans from Sacha about this book as it started as a tiny zygote (idea) and became an embryo (opinion polls etc.), then a foetus (first draft), through to the time of painful contractions (editing) and labour (publishing), I had to get my hands on a copy! (Actually I got two… Kindle and then the Paperback!)

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And I really wasn’t disappointed! Here reads my review, on Amazon and Goodreads.

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Never, as a fledgeling writer, did I think I would ever want/need to read ‘how to’ books regarding writing, much less a book about crafting Villains!
To be honest, in my writing, I have never really thought about the need for a villain, though after reading this book, I realise that they are EVERYWHERE!
Whether in a children’s book, or Science fiction, in Chick Lit or Fantasy, there will be a villain lurking, and now I know how to
a) spot one, and
b) create one!
Sacha Black has, in a mere 13 steps, shown us would-be (and experienced!) writers exactly what our thought process should be regarding those negative characters that are omnipresent in Literature.
Using her immense knowledge of popular characters form both Fiction, TV and Film, she has created a guide that gives you many ‘A-ha!’, ‘Of course!’ and ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ moments!
A great and simple book to read with so much information, presented in a humorous way.
Definitely one to recommend to all those writers out there!

I didn’t mention them in my review, but the Appendices were fantastic too, I think they are something I will be referring to a lot!

13 Steps To Evil is now on sale and for one week only, you can get it at the bargain price of £1.99. After the 7th June, it will go up to its normal price of £2.99. So make sure you download it ASAP to avoid missing out on the launch promotion.
You can buy your copy here:
AmazonUK
AmazonUSA
Also from iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Inktera and Barnes & Noble. Just click your usual bookstore or device logo and it will take you to the right store.
Contact Information
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WRITESPIRATION #117 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 21 – Bare Walls

Sacha’s back with her #Writespiration prompt this week.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

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Tell me the story of why this room is empty!

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Everything.
They took everything.
Not one fixture or fitting left to adorn the walls of this now bare shell of a room.
“If the bank are chucking us out, we aren’t leaving a thing, not even the carpet!” Rhys exclaimed.
They left, but not before unearthing a floorboard…that would make them think!

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