My colour oracle test

So, I was just scrolling through my newsfeed, and came across a post somebody shared, called the Colour Oracle. 

To do the test, visit: http://www.astro.com/cgi/atxgen.cgi?btyp=cf

I was quite shocked at just how accurate mine was. So I thought I’d share…

If you choose to do the test, leave a comment to see how accurate it was for you. 

   
                   

750th Blog Post!! *BOOM!*

750th Post

…and it feels good.

I’ve been away for so long, and I feel so guilty for neglecting something that gives me so much joy, but after my previous post, I’ve remembered how once I start, a story tends to just start flowing through my fingers. So I’m going to do my damned best to get into a regular writing habit once again.

Sidenote, I can’t believe I left my blog for so long with only 749 posts… and I didn’t even realise!!

The One That Got Away

You bump into an ex-lover on Valentine’s Day—the one whom you often call “The One That Got Away.” What happens?

It had been quite some time since Mark had thought about his ex-boyfriend. If anything, he’d done almost everything he possibly could to try and erase any reminder of him from Mark’s life; deleting texts and emails, destroying photographs and letters and drawings, even blocking his number on his phone… but no matter how hard he tried, Mark could never completely erase Andy from his mind.

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Breaking up with Writer’s Block

Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you it’s me…

Far too much time has passed and not a single word has passed rough my fingertips and frankly, it’s really bringing me down, and I don’t necessarily like this void in my life that you’ve created.

We started off quite well, and even I will admit, that I’ve done a pretty good job in terms of addressing my backlog of prompts, regardless of how late they may have been to end up getting posted – even if I found myself snowed under with twenty or thirty-plus prompts in my drafts folder, I always managed to get on top of them despite the fact that it may have taken me a couple of weeks to actually do so. However, there’s been a lot of avoidance between us; an awkward uncomfortable void that neither of us really want to acknowledge, let alone talk about, and unlike you, who might be just fine living in this state of denial, I simply cannot handle it.

I was in a great place up until the ends of last year in terms of my writing habits – I was writing regularly, and always had something to be working on, but then Christmas happened, and New year’s, and my social Calendar got a tad busy, and you somehow ended back on my life.  After months and months of talking about how I didn’t want to write daily prompts anymore, you came in knowing that all I wanted to do was quite creatively, and after not finding any good weekly prompts to work from, you took up residence and, frankly, got a bit too comfortable.

Now it’s time for you to go.

Please don’t think that I haven’t entirely enjoyed your company, having all this time on my hands should have been used productively, and it hasn’t, and it’s become time that I regret wasting, and time that I’ll never get back again – and it’s all your fault. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I just can’t do this anymore; I can’t live like this anymore; I can’t live with you anymore.

I’ve no doubt that we’ll see each other again, but I’d personally prefer it if we didn’t have any contact for the next few months. You need to give me some time to develop a good wrIting habit again.

You know that I’ll always remain your friend, so of course, if you ever need to talk etc, you can always come to me, but other than that, it’s best we keep our distance.

Respectfully,

A.

A Belated Welcome to 2015… and a request…

So… New Years Happened.

One minute it was 2014, then all of a sudden it was 2015.

…that was also 42 days ago.

Since then I’ve done no writing whatsoever, and sometime around early-mid January, I reached a point where I decided that I was going to completely write-off any writing for the first month of the year to allow myself the time to catch up on all the overdue daily prompts that were still left from December 2014.

…however, after going into great detail writing at least four of those posts on my iPad, the app had a bug in it, causing my drafts to disappear every time I went to amend / edit them… so I ended up having to re-write them again. And again. And again. And after a number of complaints to WP, I ended up giving up and just waiting for some actual downtime in front of my laptop to properly re-write them yet again.

Today was the day that I finally caught up with all of those posts.

So NOW I can finally turn my attention to my creative writing, but therein lies the problem…

I need to find a good place to find some weekly / bi-weekly or (at a stretch) monthly writing challenge prompts. I know that there’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but that’s not until, like, November or something, and I’m not quite ready to start writing a novel, I need a bit of practise first, so I need your help to find a great place for prompts, so please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Daily Prompt – Cliche

Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.

In my line of work, which I refer to as being a ‘shit kicker’ (not literally of course!) I’m tasked with a lot of remedial things, either because others are lazy, or simply not competent enough to know how to do so.

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31 Dec – A Year Of Joy

What do you hope brings you joy in the coming year?

In an ideal world, 2015 will bring a year of change. It will be a year of change that is both painful and pleasant, both of which, eventually bring joy.

2015 will be a year that finally sees me sorting my shit out, and doing something to at least get my life together and being more of a responsible adult. Even if that just means getting rid of my credit card debt – that alone would bring me a lot of joy. *lol*

2015 will also be the year that I endeavour to travel more to visit my family. After seeing them recently, I realised that I really should be doing this much more regularly.

2015 will also be the year that I truly tap into my creative voice and spend more time focusing on my creative writing, despite what others may think of it. Certain people in my life may not necessarily want to know anything about what I’m writing, and well, that’s a real shame, because as much as I don’t like to toot my own horn, I have an ability for creative writing. It’s nothing amazing right now, but it’s something that I’m passionate about, and it should at least be respected enough for the fact that it’s important to me.

But most of all, 2015 will be the year that I return to the one thing I truly miss the most – and that’s dancing. I cannot wait to be able to get my dance shoes on again and start tearing up those floorboards. It’s been an incredibly frustrating wait, and my return is starting to get closer and closer – I can almost taste it!

So here’s to 2015…!

Daily Prompt – Happy Happy Joy Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

What is this sorcery you speak of? Tears of… joy? What the fuck is that? As in, being so overwhelmed with happiness that you cannot control yourself, and all the squishiness comes out of your eyes??

Nope… never heard of such a ridiculous thing.

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