Category: Writing

  • The Contract – Part 1

    To celebrate the release of my new novel, Contained, I will be posting chapters from the prequel to the Fractured Series, The Contract. Today is the first chapter, which includes a brief prologue. Prologue In the beginning, there was darkness, and at the very centre, at the heart of it, was a light so powerful […]

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  • Cinderella Castle – Photo inspired short story

    I’ve had a crazy couple of weeks, but I finally managed to carve some time to write and visit my online friends. The following story is inspired by the above photograph. It was taken by a friend, Jarno Willemarck, in the French part of Belgium (he’s not allowed to give exact location). He titled it […]

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  • Alphabetti Spaghetti – A pasta free word game!

      After reflecting on my A to Z challenge (I know, I know, I was supposed to provide evidence of those reflections…say in a post for example!). Ahem…anyway… It occurred to me that I need to work on my writing muscles, since my exercise regime is somewhat lax at the moment (okay, fine…I’m not great […]

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  • Worth the wait

    I apologise for posting twice in one day (sort of – it’s after midnight here), and a largely unedited piece at that. I would have waited, but it seemed a good example to complement my A to Z posts. Sam has been in my head for the last two days, and has been driving me […]

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  • Eternal Darkness

    J. Sander over at ‘Don’t Delete Me’ shared a sentence starter for his Writing Prompt Wednesday. I couldn’t resist a quick detour, since an image sprang into my head and I had to go with it. I must warn you though, this is darker than anything I’ve ever written, so I apologise in advance at […]

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  • Coming Home – A short story based on the Write Now prompt

        In response to the Write Now Prompt at Today’s Author. (Sentence prompt highlighted in text).     It’s so hard to move on. That’s what I was thinking as I stood in the doorway of my home. The house that Jack built; my Jack. We’d been barely eighteen when we married. Everyone said […]

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  • Only by controlling it can we banish the nightmare

    Occasionally I like to take part in the daily prompt, brought to us by the WordPress Daily Post. This one is entitled ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ and I’m not exactly cheating by choosing to share with you a nightmare. For one, the prompt allows this deviation, and for another, it had a positive outcome. […]

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  • It's the beginning of things, in a roundabout way

    365 Days of Writing Prompts February 12th All about you Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. So, why Writing Room 101? Would it surprise you to know there are a multitude of reasons. To understand them, I should probably give you a little background. For those familiar with my […]

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  • Hope

    Part 5 of the collaboration between Laura and I. She awoke some time later to the welcome realisation she was alone. The moonlight lit the bottom half of her bed, and her eyes were drawn to the window before she felt the cold. At first she thought it was an illusion, the way her curtain […]

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  • A Sweeping Glance

    Daily Prompt: Those Dishes Won’t do Themselves (Unfortunately) What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more? Cleaning toilets – definitely. I don’t need to analyse that too deeply to find the reason. I have an overactive imagination and it runs riot whenever […]

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