Writing Prompts: Secret Skills

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had? I’d love the ability to be able to instantly relax, but I don’t think that’s a true skill! On the other hand, maybe the ability to detach one’s self from turbulence and unwind is a skill of sorts. I have a feeling the […]

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Writing Prompts: How Failure led to Success

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Failure is part and parcel of life. We all make mistakes, we all fall down, we all do things we regret and are not proud of. However, not everyone responds to setbacks in the same way. I will stew over my mistakes […]

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Writing Prompts: Patriotism

Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you? Patriotism is a funny concept. To some, it is about unconditional love for one’s country. Such is the extent of national pride in some that any mere suggestion their country is not perfect is enough to trigger a torrent of abuse. Some people absolutely will […]

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Writing Prompts: Accidental Lawbreaking

Have you ever unintentionally broken the law? A good question. A tricky question. Have I unintentionally broken the law? Off the top of my head, I don’t think so. Then again, if I’ve accidentally done so, I wouldn’t be aware of doing so. I guess it’s possible, but I am really struggling to think of […]

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Writing Prompts: Stage and Speech

Have you ever performed on stage or given a speech? To answer the prompt, I will say yes, to both. I’ve not exactly done anything major (my ‘stage’ appearances were school plays, and my speeches were wedding speeches), but I can say yes to both. The school plays often feel like a lifetime ago, but […]

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Writing Prompts: Favourite Place

What is your favorite place to go in your city? I don’t really know the answer to this one. Assuming that I cannot say ‘home’ (though home is my absolutely favourite place!), and because whilst I enjoy my job, I will never think of the showroom as a ‘favourite’ place, I need a place that […]

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Writing Prompts: Three Wishes

You have three magic genie wishes, what are you asking for? I have a funny feeling I’ve answered this before, but I might as well answer it now, seeing as the opportunity is there. The cop-out answer would be more wishes, or more genies, but there’s a clever answer, should you wish to exploit the […]

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