After midnight

Stephanie gave me some great observations, and the excellent topic of stereotypes after being obliged to endure the evening at an awkward house party. Having found a neat little way to utilise such a topic, I now need to pop out at 11pm and jump on a bus to snap the cover photo for this one……

Learning to communicate

Another one of my creative co-conspirators, Priya, (check out our project, Out of the Valley!), gave me the theme for day thirteen, learning English. Learning to communicate. J R Manawa. Under the spluttering fluorescent light of the greasy kebab shop, Emmeline found herself looking at Charon truly, for the first time. The awkward point about…

Death of a raven

Marlyn has been my long time like-minded-fiend in the quest for expression of creativity and imagination. A brilliant mind and a brilliant artist, she gave me the eloquent and deviant theme, the death of a raven, for day twelve. Death of a raven. J R Manawa. In the sky above her the ravens gathered. Neither…

Wind that cuts like ice

For day ten my next theme victim, Aday, gave me the neat little topic An Icy Place. That sounds like fun! Let’s see where we go…. Wind that cuts like ice. J R Manawa. Outside the storm continued to rage as the black cab wound its way through the streets of North London. Inside the…

The pohutukawa trees

The topic for day five changed the direction of the initial story dramatically. The moment Alisa told me her choice of topic was Pohutukawa trees, just to get a bit of ‘Lil ole NZ‘ into my challenge, she had no idea how scene-setting it would be. To be fair, she had no idea what I…

31 Days

Hey beautiful people! I’ve begun a new adventure to start off this year, and I am hoping you will join me on it. I have decided to take up a 31 day writing challenge, however, to make it fun for you, and properly challenging for me I want you to choose the topics for me!…