New Beginnings

Kidderminster College Competition for budding flash fiction writers began this week. Thought I would share my entry: A New Beginning Felix log Sorbate day 31st Even now it has not stopped. Our ship pitches back and forth. Her great mass swings in deep relentless waves. The only chance I get to write is in theContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Home?

Got the chance to work with some formerly homeless people in a poetry workshop last week and would like to share these two little gems;   The Tower Tall dark tower in the light of the fading hour Tall dark tower such a hunting power Tall dark tower a bell tower Tall dark tower underContinue reading “Home?”

A Poety Education for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster College Poetry Competition is being held to raise money for Kemp Hospice a local cancer charity, these are a couple of entries from students. Diversity What is diversity? The difference between you and me The difference between he or she The avoidance of perversity What is diversity? More than black or white More thanContinue reading “A Poety Education for Kemp Hospice”

The phoenix and the rose

The phoenix and the rose How they stare in wonder How they speak in whisper Lookup to my brother Looking at your golden glamour Their awe you devour For it gives you the power And me my blood flower We, you and I know From the same ashes did grow We both had to travelContinue reading “The phoenix and the rose”

WEA Creative Writing Tr2 Wk2.1

Q; A 20 minutes timed writing task; In 200 words or less write a monologue from the point of view of the security guard or police officer who caught your shoplifter, Security officer “Yes well I’m sorry sir but it’s still stealing. If you have 30 pink cardigans already do you really think this oneContinue reading “WEA Creative Writing Tr2 Wk2.1”

WEA Poem and Painting Workshop (week 2)

  Sunset   Saffron squashes and sunbeams leap Freedom flows and the field grows Red skies warning artist forming Welcome to our sunset vortex   Blobs of paint were placed in the centre on the page and then the page folder squashing the paint out to make an image of pure chance.   The youngContinue reading “WEA Poem and Painting Workshop (week 2)”

WEA Paint and Poem Workshop

Evening At Sea Come set sail with me in my green boat As our evening turns blue and we just float, Come let us drift to the remote. Don’t worry about the stormy sky All will fade as time goes by I know how life can make us cry So come set sail with meContinue reading “WEA Paint and Poem Workshop”

Return to WEA Creative Writing

Q: Create a six word story. Try to hook your reader so they ask what? Why? How? Examples of this; ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ By Ernest Hemingway ‘Dad called: DNA back: he isn’t’ By Helen Fielding ‘Megan’s baby: John’s surname, Jim’s eyes’ By Simon Armitage My attempts… ” ‘Student party Tuesday, get here!’Continue reading “Return to WEA Creative Writing”