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People are colours – Lesson 3

People are colours. People are green. People are red and everything in between. Mother’s blue. She’s feeling low, but when she’s with her family she starts to glow. She’s now a gorgeous shade of pink, radiating love. We all know … Continue reading

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Lesson Three

EXERCISE: Come up with writing prompts based on the following pairs of words from this lesson: “trick” and “audition” It was on the last day of school before mid-term that Ben dared to ask himself the question. Not out loud, … Continue reading

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The Interview

Cathy was a snob. That was it. She was a snob and there was no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Snob, snob, snob. Everybody knew it. She was the head cheerleader and, at every game, Johnnie and his friends … Continue reading

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Lesson 3: Shy/Astrology

Max looks at the sky, thinking about nothing, her telescope pointing to the constellation of Orion’s Belt. She sighed, world-weary, able to finally breath and see the three stars that make up the belt, Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. She turned … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 prompts

Shy is the morning sun Astrology futures told Trick the moment in time Life is an audition Trick the moment in time It is often said that time is of the essence. The here and now but what if you … Continue reading

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Star Sign

                          ( two words – shy   astrology.) Liz flicked through the magazine pages. She felt unsettled. When the calendar page turned next month she was going to notch up her half century and life wasn’t how she’d planned. Liz knew … Continue reading

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Spring Camping

Lesson 3   Haiku   Early mist rising Birds calling flashing colours Tall trees leafy tops   Blue satin feathers Darting through green clinging vines Hidden bower safe   Silent slithering Searching hapless bird feeding Gulp swallow big bulge   Clouds … Continue reading

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Seize the Moment

Lesson 3: Shy-Astrology What Simon liked most about going online was that the computer didn’t know he was shy. So he could explore vast areas of knowledge, ask any questions that occurred to him, and the computer never said, “What, … Continue reading

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Interpol Agent John Smith

As I jotted down my first idea, it flowed into the other ideas. The result is that I used both sets of words “shy” and “astrology” as well as “trick” and “audition” in a single story prompt. Interpol Agent John … Continue reading

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Combination

I don’t normally use these tactics, but they work! SHY + ASTROLOGY Jake is painfully shy. His mother dabbles in astrology and offers to dress up for his school’s summer fete. She will be reading fortunes for 50p to raise … Continue reading

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