My real life invisibility story!

Now You See Me | Daily Post You have a secret superpower: the ability to appear and disappear at will. When and where will you use this new superpower? Tell us a story.   I’m weary of representations of the world. Adverts that convince you that  cars that can drive you out of harms way…

the deaf listener

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Young and the Rested.” “When was the last time I felt truly young and rested? Well, that doesn’t come to mind easily. Instead I think of the way babies get on, their little red faces contorting as they cry out at the anxiety of being in the…

With the secret comes the end…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Not for Thee.” “Once you know it, you can unlock everything. It’s the greatest advice you could ever be given. No, I’m not telling you.” Grandpa had it all: white hair, a wise old wrinkled face, a deep methodical voice. And of course when I was young…

Not all those who wonder are lost

[Intentional misquote for title] In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “An Extreme Tale.” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Gina liked to recall quotes from novels while staring at the images and data gathered from the satellite telescope. To look at that vast expanse of space, pulled…

Chain-blog Gang

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Winning Streak.” The system has changed a lot. Used to be that you’d be given manual labour: clearing the land of rocks and roots so that new roads or railways could be built. But in the digital age, the labour is electronic. Some in the west wing…

Grateful and Guilty

In response to Grateful and Guilty | The Daily Post Dear Writer or Producer of ‘Mugwhah’, I watched the first three pilot episodes of your programme . It lacked historical authenticity; the narrator was a bore; the main female protagonist – Mugwhah the witch – was underdeveloped and it generally conformed to cultural stereotypes. The…

Resounding Irony

In response to Oh, The Irony | Daily Post “It was a resounding victory”, Terrance declared. For Victoria, who was right next to him at the large meeting table, this announcement was overly loud. And she gazed up at his face from an awkward position and narrowed her eyes in resentment at his choice of…

All colours black…

In response to the Local Colour | Daily Prompt . He pushed the little box towards me through the thick dusty air. The patterned surface was various shades of grey, like everything else around us. His ashen face, covered in soot, had a wry grin smeared across it. We were both having to make every…

Greetings, Stranger

Daily Prompt: Greetings, Stranger   “What’s your name?” “X” “I’ve been looking for you” “U?” “Yes you” You shuffle awkwardly in your trench coat, trying desperately not to knock your glass of milk over the floral pattern table cloth with its over-sized sleeves. Sometimes you feel the trench coat is in charge. You clear your…

Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears

Response to the Daily Prompt, Moved to Tears. She asked me to write her a poem that would move her to tears, so I wrote a few words on an onion. She said I should read her something instead, so I read my credit statements from the past six years.The expression ‘bored to tears’ isn’t…

A Dictator’s Guide to Housework

What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more? Taken from the Daily Prompt . As a ruthless dictator I mostly have a lot of fun with the ‘house-work’. The thought of doing it myself never enters the equation. The question…

Source of Anxiety

Daily Prompt | Source of Anxiety: Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…) I could hear myself hearing. It was so quiet that I could hear the noise of my own consciousness. It was like when you close your eyes…