Reading #BlogFlash2012

Hi, today is Day 6 and the prompt for today is Reading. This is one of two subjects I could talk about for hours (writing being the other, of course), but as we’re limited to 100 words, I’ve tried to do something more creative with it. I hope you like it!





Damn! Another power cut. I’ve enough battery to continue writing on my laptop for an hour, but I really fancy reading.


One of my ideas of heaven!


I light some candles; positioned around the room they give it a glow, a warm ambience that electric light can’t compete with. I position a large candle by my chair and grab my book.


Vividly the scene comes to life by the beautiful descriptions


As I delve back into the exciting scene, my mind pictures the images the words create. The beautifully crafted descriptions allow me to wander, to immerse myself in the world on those precious pages, to relate to the characters and I lose myself for a while.

Immersed in the wonderful world created on the pages



Thinking – #BlogFlash2012

#BlogFlash2012 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts

The challenge

Write a 50-100 word post for each daily prompt on your own blog during August.

Your post can be factual or fictional, prose or poetry, anecdotal or otherwise! It’s not too late to join in – just click on the #Blog Flash icon on the home page

Ok folks so above is the challenge and this is Day 1, so here is my contribution to today’s prompt – Thinking

Day 1 - Thinking

Day 1 – Thinking

I spend a lot of time thinking, especially when it comes to crafting my characters.

I want my characters to be ‘real’ so my readers can relate to them. The physical descriptions are important – you need to get a picture of them in your mind. But in my opinion, their emotions, thoughts, dialogue and their reactions to different situations are what gives them depth and makes them believable.

I give serious thought to plots. The twists and turns, the ups and downs, and a well-described world is what grabs the reader and leaves them wanting more.

I’m thinking now…