August 26, 2019

Image description: A young person is smiling in the dark, cupping glowing fairy lights in their hands. They're wearing a denim jacket.  

Here's the fifteenth flash fiction fortnight prompt! Write 100-200 words inspired by this image in the comments below and you'll...

August 23, 2019

August Book Club

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is the haunting tale of a scientist who attempts to create a man but instead creates a creature who he spurns, thus setting the creature upon his loved ones in a monstrous revenge story.

In 1816, ‘th...

August 16, 2019

gender is my weapon

I conceal, carry;

hold close but never


they call this 

a privilege;

to disappear into a crowd

I’m assumed




to the untrained eye

which is to say


is the 

default setting

they call this 


which is to say

someone else



August 12, 2019

Image description: A graveyard at night, littered with autumn leaves and covered in green grass. one gravestone is lit from behind by an orange light, casting a shadow that looms towards the viewer. 

Here's the fourteenth flash fiction fortnight prompt! Write 100-200 wo...

August 4, 2019

The whip comes down on my back once more, but I can't feel it, having lost count of how many lashings have rained down upon me. In front of me, a crowd watches with blank yet solemn faces, not daring to say a word. Public punishments are nothing new and every time one...

August 1, 2019

Is it golden? What do we feel when it surrounds us, inside or out? Your monthly prompt for August is "silence".

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