Lighthouse

Peering through a crack

In the broken cement wall

That envelopes me entirely

I peer out occasionally

Into the world beyond

Beyond the weathered, broken, crumbling tower

Alone on its island

Surrounded by an ocean of deep unkown

Once a beacon amongst the darkness

The light faded

The glass shattered

Beyond the gloomy monochromatic sky

Beyond the razor wire confines

A light appears amongst the dense forest

Full of darkness. Wonder. Danger.

Dancing and twirling over and around the jagged, dead branches

When the world turns black and cold

I wait with anticipation

For the light to reappear

Sometimes it doesn’t show

Sometimes it moves

I know there is somebody out there

One day I will find you.

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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.

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: Progress

When you look back at your blog on January 2, 2015, what would you like to see?

That seems to be so far away, however the reality is, the year will probably fly by, and before we know it, 2015 will be knocking on the door.

I think in 12 months time, I’d love to be able to look back on a blog full of so many thoughts and opinions. By that stage, there should be over 800 posts, and it would be interesting to read things that I’d posted over 12 months earlier.

I’d also like to have increased my number of followers, and given my blog some more variety – although I’m not entirely sure on what that variety would look like…

 

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